Living independently has many benefits, but it can also leave you vulnerable. You may not feel safe with the potential threat of home invasion while you are on your own. Video Surveillance Corp is ready to help you feel protected and secure in your own home with our 7 tips for living alone safely.
- Have a home alarm system installed. Security systems with motion detection can be beneficial in keeping you and your home safe. You can sleep better knowing that your security provider is watching over your home.
- Install motion sensor lighting outside. No burglar wants to be noticed, and lighting can be helpful when coming home at night. Not only does this help prevent burglary, but lights can also help prevent injury outside of your home at night.
- Check for breaches in your security. Make sure all exterior doors have deadbolts and are sturdy. All windows should close and lock securely. Burglars often hide in tall bushes and shrubs so trim them often, especially if they are close to doors and windows.
- Meet the neighbors. Getting to know your neighbors can be helpful to your security. Neighbors can help you notice if something is suspicious or out of the ordinary in the area.
- Get a dog. Dogs are great companions, and can help prevent burglaries. A dog’s keen senses can easily pick up an intruder, and their barking can often scare them off.
- Protect your keys. Only give spare sets to trusted friends and family, and keep track of who has them. Do not put personal information on your keys that could lead a burglar to your home if the key is found. Don’t leave a key in a flower pot or under a welcome mat. Burglars often look in those places first and can easily gain access to your home.
- Don’t broadcast your location. Social media sites can help burglars pick their next targets. Don’t announce your activities and vacations online. These give burglars opportunities to strike.
Call Video Surveillance Corp. for a free on-site survey of your business. Call us today at (718) 258-1310. When you think of security, think of Video Surveillance Corp. It’s security you can see!