Are you feeling a sense of unease about your home security? Do you worry about who might be entering and exiting your house without your knowledge or consent? If so, there are nine easy-to-follow home security hacks you can implement to make you feel more secure and keep your family safe.
Even though these hacks may seem simple at first glance (and many are), they might already be working in your favor if left unchecked. However, with so many potential risks on the horizon, it might be time to take action! We’ve got 9 awesome ways that you can keep your home and yourself safe and running smoothly this new year! Let’s get started.
Keep an Eye on Your Kids
If your kids are old enough to get their own place, you should probably start keeping an eye on them. This means monitoring their Internet usage, their schoolwork, and their spending. If you notice a pattern, you might want to take some concrete steps to address it.
Not only it’s important to make sure your kids are on the right track academically, but you should also be looking out for them emotionally. This means keeping an eye on their social media usage, too. Your kids are your responsibility and you need to do everything in your power to help them stay safe and healthy. If you notice a problem, take action before it becomes a problem.
Install a Camera in Every Room
If you have kids, you’re probably already familiar with the concept of “Places For All Your Smart Devices.” In fact, it might be part of your parenting style. However, Did you know that one of the greatest methods to keep an eye on youngsters is to put a camera in every room in the house?
Not only is it an inexpensive way to keep an eye on your kids, but it’s also a great way to see the outside world as well. Not only are there legal implications to installing live-view cameras in every room of the house, but there are also privacy implications. If you’re in a certain room of the house or have certain visitors over, you don’t want the world to see what you’re up to.
Set Up an Alarm System
One of the best ways to keep your house safe is to use an alarm system. If you have a dog in your house, you might have also heard of “bells for dogs.” What you don’t know is that alarm systems are also great for keeping your house safe. Because there are various types of alarm systems to select from, it’s critical to do your homework before picking which is ideal for your home.
Depending on how often you decide to change your alarm system, it may become a major expense. However, remember: Every alarm system has its price tag. If it’s too expensive for you, then it’s probably not worth the investment.
Have an Emergency Response Plan
If you have children, you’re probably familiar with the scenario where an emergency situation arises and you don’t have time to take care of it. You might have a plan, but it’s probably not working properly or at all. Emergency response plans are a crucial part of any home security system. They determine how you will respond in various situations, such as:
– Where you will alert authorities in case of an emergency.
– How you will contact them if an emergency occurs (911, 999, etc.)
– How long you will keep an emergency sign up for (usually between 30-72 hours) – And so much more!
Securely Lock and Tag All Doors
Locking and tagging all the doors in your house will help to keep potential criminals out. It will also help you to quickly identify the cause of any problems and take corrective actions. You should begin the process of securely locking and tagging all the doors in your house as soon as you get home from work.
This can be an intimidating task, but there are lots of ways to go about it. Start with the door to your room. You can mark the door with a permanent marker or use an app like Doorbell Cam or “Doorbot” to make it easier to identify. Then, work your way down the hall until you have all the doors locked and tagged.
Use an Alarm System with a Digital Thermometer
Many people are worried about their house rising to the level of a “hot zone” because of their proximity to the metro. However, a hot zone happens when the air temperature is higher than 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees F). A digital thermometer is a much more accurate way to monitor your house’s temperature.
It’s also a much cheaper way to go about it. There are many different kinds of alarm systems that can help you with this. However, you should choose an alarm system that features a digital thermometer. This will help you to pinpoint the exact location where the heat is coming from.
Install Monitoring Service
Similar to alarms, monitoring services are another way to help protect your home. They are intended to be used as a last resort but may help you to identify any potential problems. There are many different kinds of monitoring services, so make sure that you choose the right one for your needs. Some of the most common ones are:
– Home monitoring helps you to monitor the activity inside your house.
– Monitoring your house’s activity 24/7.
– Remote monitoring allows you to view live video from your cameras in real-time.
Track Your Property With an App
Some people are always on the lookout for ways to streamline their home security process. They might even be willing to pay for it. However, there are lots of risks with using an app to track your property.
– You might not want to share the coordinates of your house with anyone.
– You might not want the authorities to have access to this information.
– There might be a way for someone to get in via a false front or an access code.
Use Common sense when deciding what is and isn’t safe to store in your house
Just because something is allowed to be stored in your house, that doesn’t mean you should keep it there. In fact, you should consider what would happen if someone got their hands on that item. There are lots of different considerations that you need to make when it comes to storing items in your house like:
– Where the item would be kept.
– How long the item would be exposed to extreme conditions (i.e. if it were in a closet or a basement).
– How well the item can be contained within its space.
– And so much more!
Remember, there are many methods to keep safe and secure at home in the new year. Don’t put yourself in a position where you’re at risk of being harmed. If you’re not ready to take action, don’t. Take it slow, and make sure you do your research first before making a decision. In the meantime, keep your house and yourself safe and sound with these Kid-Proofing Hacks!