Home Security Tips

There are so many ways to protect your home now, from security alarms to cameras. However, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to your own personal home protection plan. Take a look at the details often forgotten by homeowners when thinking about strengthening their security.

Keep Valuables Out of Sight

Take a stroll around the perimeter of your home. Look in the windows from the street and the sidewalk. Are your valuables within view? Can you see your television or your priceless heirlooms? If your neighbors were to look into your home, what would they see? These are things to think about when not only decorating your home, but when leaving each time as well. If you don’t normally close your blinds or curtains when you leave, it’s a good idea to start. Don’t make it easy for someone to burglarize your home.

Light Your Entryways

When night falls, take a peek at your entryways to check the lighting. When pathway to a door is not well lit, it’s much easier for the home to be burglarized. Even when your neighbors are typically alert, if they hear a noise outside, but can’t see what’s happening at your home, it’s easy to chalk up that noise to a squirrel or wind and not investigate further.

Rekey Your Locks

Whether you just moved into your home or you’ve been there for years, it’s a good idea to have your locks rekeyed. For new homeowners, this is imperative because you never know who had copies of keys from the previous owner. If you’ve been in your home for a while, you may have given people copies of your keys for any number of reasons. Regardless, having a lock rekeyed is a quick and simple way to keep your home safe. The locksmiths at Strauss Security can help you out when you’re ready, but there’s a special on residential re-keys going on now.

Install Security Cameras

Before you open your door, are you able to clearly see who’s there before opening it? With a security camera installed, you could monitor your entrances and do a quick security check before answering the door. Strauss Security Solutions offers a number of choices in security cameras, including the Arlo Pro. This camera features night vision, making it easier to check who’s at your door even in the dark. It also includes two-way audio, so you can speak with the visitor, and mobile alerts allow you to receive alerts whenever the camera detects motion or sound.

Contact Strauss Security

If you have any questions about your home security, we’re here to help. Contact us at 515-276-7030.

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