With Veterans’ Day this Wednesday, we are grateful for the men and women who embody the value of protecting what matters. Peace of mind is something that carries over into our homes — and in honor of Veteran’s Day, here are some steps to take to protect what matters in your home.
When we think of home, what comes to mind? More than a physical space, we think of our family, our pets, belongings, the memories that go along with it … the list goes on. But how exactly do we safeguard the things we love and protect what matters? Traditional means of security like door locks only go so far, and houses and cars are still constantly being broken into (did you know that a home in the US is broken into once every 13 seconds? Source: FBI)
In addition to locking your doors and windows when you leave, you can use a few of these ideas to keep your home safe.
- Try setting automatic lights so it looks like there’s someone home. Burglars are far less likely to enter an occupied house. You can use an automatic light timer, or, if you want to be able to turn off your lights anywhere, try a WeMo smart switch!
- Make sure to place your valuables in a security safe or tucked away in secret, obscure places. In the event of a robbery, the last thing you want taken is your family heirlooms and jewelry.
- Consider investing in a security system. Homes with security are far less likely to be burgalar You can hire a security company to install home-wide alarms and sensors; or, if you’re looking for something more cost-effective and compact, consider getting a self-monitoring solution like Sentri. Either way, be sure to take advantage of modern sensor and camera technology to ensure that your home is secure.
Thanks to our troops and veterans for their courage and bravery, and helping #protectwhatmatters!