Guest Post: How to Keep Your Home Safe From Burglars

How to Keep Your Home Safe From Burglars

by LB

 

Once you become a homeowner, one of the most important things you need to take into consideration is ways to keep your home safe and protected from burglars and people who are looking to break into a home. Even if you live in an area with a relatively low crime rate, there is still always a possibility that someone will try to enter into your home. To take the proper precaution, there are a few steps that you and your children will need to follow.

Keep Doors Locked

Always keep your doors locked even if you live in a safe neighborhood. Your front and back doors should be locked, along with windows, at all times. You will also need to instill the importance of keeping doors locked into the minds of your children so that they remember to lock the door behind them. It is crucial that your children remember to lock doors, especially if they are older and spend some time at the home by themselves while you are away at work. Windows should also be locked since burglars sometimes use them to get into the home when they are breaking and entering.

Invest in a Home Security System

Investing in a home security system will benefit you the most, especially when it comes to avoiding break ins. The security system can keep you and your family protected. The local home security system can be installed in little to no time at all. Once you have a security system, you can set a special code to keep your home safe and secure. Most home security systems help to prevent burglaries but also come in handy in the event that a fire starts inside the home. An initial investment can make a difference when it comes to protecting everyone inside the home, along with the belongings that you have worked hard for.

Get a Protective Dog

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If you have been looking for a household pet for you and your children, you might be interested in getting a protective dog. There are dogs that are trained to protect their family and most burglars will avoid trying to break into homes with dogs because the dogs will start barking and making a whole lot of noise. Your family pet can provide additional safety and security for the whole entire family.

Practice Emergency Situations

Always practice emergency situations with your children to get them prepared for anything that could happen. You will need to teach them what to do if they think someone is breaking into the house. For example, you may advise them to call 9-1-1 or to contact one of the people that you have written down on your emergency phone numbers list. Preparing your children is necessary, even if nothing ever happens. It is always better to be safe rather than sorry.

When you have a home, it is important to keep your home safe, along with the rest of your family. You do not want to deal with the danger of having anyone break into your home and therefore, you should consider some of these safety tips. By teaching your children how to keep the home safe and reminding them to lock doors, along with investing in a home security system, you can keep your home very secure.

 


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8 Comments

  1. Your older site had a alot of GREAT info on it, but was hard to read ect. This upgrade ROCKS. keep up the great work. Thanks for all the outstanding info and the upgraded site is a breeze to use ans read. Steve

  2. A friend of mine used to have a Cane Corso Mastiff. He was about 180 pounds of muscle and teeth but only barked when he was happy and playing. If anyone had ever broken into the house, they never would have heard him in time to dive out the window. There are others, such as Rottweilers, who have been known not to make any noise. They just lie there and wait for the sucker to get both of his feet inside. So, the decision of whether to get a loud “alarm system” dog or a quiet, yet deadly, dog is personal.

  3. I’m new to Prepping, but have always had the inclination to prepare for anything and everything. I do have 3 dogs. The more vocal is the Lassa Apso, and definatley alerts the 2 other dogs to anything.
    Glad your site is updated. Thank you for all you do for us! Love the info!

  4. Good basic information…

    Another tip is to not advertise what you have. In other words, put your big screen TV some place where it can’t be seen through a window or keep the curtains / shade closed. Also keep your garage door closed. We had one burglar confess when he was caught that he targeted houses where he knew the “loot” would be good. He said he saw a nice TV and associated DVD player and sound system through a window so he “hit” that house.

    He also said he would drive around looking for garages that had open doors so he could look for high end tools like table saws and drill presses to steal later to support his drug use. I’m not saying you have to be in lock-down mode and have your garage door shut while you tinker with your car in the driveway, but just to be aware and use common sense like closing the door when you go inside for a break or to eat lunch.

  5. The tip about getting a protective dog is ridiculous. Just about any dog with protect and alert out of love. Get a dog because you love them and will treat them as family, not because you expect something from them. Tips like this are how we end up with great dogs in shelters. Just because you want a true trained “protection dog” doesn’t mean you’re the right person to own one.

    Also, black curtains keep thieves from seeing what you have no matter where you place it. Try not leaving a hide-a-key for them too or notes that you aren’t home for your friend taped to the door.

  6. The life safety of the family is always a priority. Every member of the family should be educated with knowledge of first aid and other survival and safety measures. houses should have alarms not only for burglars but even fire alarms. keep a list of important numbers like police number, fire station and hospital.

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