Having a burglar make their way into your home can be a very stressful and nerve-racking experience. That is why Wayne Alarm is here to help with all security systems and monitoring services for residential communities across Massachusetts.
Most burglaries can be prevented with awareness and proper security measures. As long as you follow some simple security measures, you can make your house a more secure place. Here are some common mistakes that can lead to your home being burglarized.
Most Common Security Mistakes that Homeowners Make
1. Hiding A Key Under Your Doormat
Almost everyone knows that a homeowner’s doormat is the most popular place to hide a key. However, leaving a spare key under the doormat is a serious home security mistake that often leads to break-ins.
2. Leaving A Ladder Outside
If you have a two-story house, be sure that you lock up your ladders in a garage or storage facility. Failing to do this can leave your home vulnerable to burglars with easy access to top-level windows.
3. Forgetting To Lock Your Garage Door
Many homeowners completely forget to lock their garage door, even though it’s one of the easiest ways to break into a home. The garage door is a common access point that burglars look for so it’s important to always lock it. What’s more, always check to make sure that the side door of the garage is locked as well.
4. Poor Outside lighting
A dark house with no external lights during the night offers an easy access point for burglars to get close to your home. A burglar dressed in black can blend into the shadows without being seen. A good way to prevent this is by installing motion sensor lights at all points of your home.
5. Going on Vacation and Not Planning
A lot of people turn on a few lights when they go on vacation. This trick is too obvious for many burglars. Try setting up digital timers around your home so it seems like someone is home with lights turning on and off throughout the day. People also forget to stop the mail or newspaper when they go away. If your mailbox is overflowing, that is a dead giveaway that no one is home.
6. Compromised Door Locks
One of the most common entry points for burglars is through a window or door that has an inadequate lock. To avoid this home security threat, make sure that all of your doors have deadbolt locks and that windows have a better lock in place.
7. Keeping Windows Open or Unlocked
Having windows open is a way to get fresh air into your home but also poses a serious security threat if left open. Make sure to always check that each window is securely closed and locked before leaving the house or at the end of each day.
8. Keeping Valuable Items Visible from Outside
Another common mistake that homeowners make is keeping expensive or valuable items in plain sight from the outside. Keeping such items in the view is one way to attract potential burglars.
Always remember to keep your valuable items in a secure spot that is not visible from the window or other view into the home. One way to accomplish this is to keep the blinds down when you are not home.
Contact Wayne Alarm to Increase Your Home Security
When it comes to the precious assets in your home, Wayne Alarm understands how important they are. Our burglar alarm system will make your home safer and will offer you peace of mind and security for your family.
For more information about Wayne Alarm Systems and how we can help you, please call us at (781) 595-0000 or fill out our online contact form.