It’s coming down to the last few days of the year. Perhaps you’re sitting back by the fire enjoying a hot cup of cocoa or relaxing with a bit of egg nog watching the snow flakes fall out the window. Everything seems right with the world and you’re probably not worried about your home’s safety. While we’ll certainly let you enjoy the rest of your holiday, we’d also like to extend a few home security tips for the new year.
Home Security Tip #1: Check Your Doors & Windows
At least a few times a year, if not once a month, you should check your doors and windows to make sure all the locks work and each is in good working order. Most break ins occur through a door and a lot of times that door is either open or has a bad lock. Poorly secured or broken windows can also be susceptible. It’s best to make sure each of your windows and doors are secure.
Home Security Tip #2: Check Smoke Detector Batteries
While this one is fairly common knowledge it should be reiterated. A fire or fire related emergency can occur at any time. Accidents do happen and having your smoke detectors working when you need them is important. This goes for any local smoke detectors in your home or monitored smoke detectors you may have as part of your security system. If you have a wireless security system you should check all batteries in all security system devices.
Home Security Tip #3: Research/Update A Security System
If you currently own a home security system and are looking in to a new one, the beginning of the year is a great time to do so. This is also true if you’re looking to install a home security system. The beginning of the year is a great time to get security system discounts on wireless security systems. Many security system companies offer great incentives and any new and improved security system equipment will have been around a while – meaning no sudden technology improvements making your brand new system obsolete. 2013 will be a great time to look into a new security system of upgrading your current system. By reading our expert security system reviews you can get started on your research. Our security system reviews cover every aspect of a home security system and the best security system companies.
In the end it’s simply best to use common sense. Think of ways an intruder could enter your home, or possible points of disaster or common accidents in your home. By doing a quick walk through your home will likely discover little things here or there that you can do to better protect your home.