10 Simple Ways to Secure Your New Home
Burglaries occur every 15 seconds in the United States. Even more worrying for new homeowners is the fact that 73 percent of those robberies happen to residential properties.
Home safety should be one of your top priorities when moving into a house, so here are the first 10 things you should do to help secure your new home.
1. Secure the doors.
Roughly 33 percent of burglars enter through the front door. Perform an inspection of not only your front door, but all doors around your home. Make sure t the frames are strong, the hinges are protected, the wood is not hollow, and, if your door has a mail slot, that someone can’t reach through it to unlock the door. The front door might be a nice focal point of your house, but don’t sacrifice security for a pretty view. If your door doesn’t have a peephole or a deadbolt, you should install those immediately to help make the door even more secure. Read more...