If you’re like most homeowners, you may not know about all of the things that would make your home vulnerable. SecuPlus ultimate home security checklist for 2019 will help you assess possible weaknesses in your home so that you can identify and fix areas in need of extra burglar-proofing.
Our priority at SecuPlus is that you feel your home is secure, so keep reading our blog for great tips to help you draw up the ultimate home security checklist for 2019.
Replace, repair, or supplement any locks that don’t function properly. Deadbolts are recommended for all exterior doors since they are harder to break than other styles of locks. For maximum assurance, have pre-existing locks rekeyed. You can install a smart lock or a video doorbell, which respectively improves your ability to control and monitor visitors like movers, maintenance people and unfamiliar new neighbours.
Check to see if any of your windows have broken locks, or if they can easily be forced open. Many first-time homeowners think they need to completely replace a window with a faulty locking mechanism, but it’s actually possible to buy and install replacement locks. Naturally, the ultimate safety for every home are burglar bars, especially in vulnerable areas, like a basement. You can also insert metal rods in the tracks of sliding windows to make them harder to shimmy open.
You need a place to keep valuables and documents like passports, birth certificates, property titles, deeds and more. Choose a safe that’s fireproof, waterproof, and tough to carry away or tamper with, i.e. heavy, easy to hide, and anchorable into the wall or floor.
An all-inclusive home security system is the best way to monitor and respond to security breaches in real time. The most thorough and convenient-to-use systems include features like keyed cable locks, surveillance cameras, motion sensors, glass break detectors, integration with home automation devices and remote access via smartphone or laptop, or even 24/7 professional monitoring. If you’re not interested in professional installation, SecuPlus offer a range of scalable DIY options.
These items might seem like a home decor decision, but they’re also a safety consideration. Window treatments shield your family and valuables from prying eyes. Buy blinds, curtains and/or shades for bedrooms, bathrooms and any common areas that can be seen into from the outside.
The right lighting prevents everyday accidents by illuminating those unfamiliar parts of your home. It also gives the impression that the home is occupied, even when it’s not. Make sure there are working lights where you need them, including those dark stairways, hallways and exterior doors. Motion detector lights and smart light bulbs that can be automated are great options for deterring potential
A home security checklist can be a useful tool for determining where you’re at regarding home safety. It’s great to invest in a home security system, but there are plenty of other opportunities to strengthen your home security that you might not have thought of before – chat to us today to find out how we can bring you more peace of mind by securing your goods – proactively!