Even if you have a top of the line locks, just about every home can benefit from a home security inspection. A do-it-yourself home security check can help you asses your home’s weak points and reduce the risk of a break-in. Once you assess your home’s security level, you can contact an security professional to strengthen the weak points in your home’s defenses. Here are some tips for scrutinizing your level of security at home.
Check the Lighting
When evaluating your home security, start by assessing how well your home is lit. Look at your home at night from the front yard or sidewalk and take note of any dark areas near windows and doors that could allow cover for burglars. Install motion-activated floodlights in dark or dimly lit areas to scare away any would-be intruders.
Test the Doors and Windows
A home security system might make a burglar think twice about breaking into your home, but it won’t stop them completely. As far a home defense goes, you need to make sure that your doors and windows lock tight and don’t budge open easily once they are secured. If you can push open locked doors and windows around your home, contact a locksmith to install stronger locks or to reinforce your door frames.
Look for Weak Access Points
As you evaluate your home security, look for weak access points around your home. Unlocked garage doors, sliding glass doors, attic windows, and basement windows are all weak points that burglars usually check first. Make sure these areas and any other vulnerable access points are strengthened and reinforced if necessary.
If you want to improve your home security, start by contacting Armstrong Lock & Security, Inc. Since 1929, we have been one of the premier security providers in Orlando. From gun safes and access control systems to fully-integrated CCTV system, we provide everything you need to strengthen your home’s defenses. Call us today at (407) 434-0181 to learn more about our products and services.