Every year, more than two million people are victims of property crime. This includes burglaries, thefts, vandalism, and other crimes committed against buildings or their inhabitants. There are many ways to keep your home secure. Here are some tips for keeping your home safe from crime.


How to Keep Your Home Safe

Tip 1: Securing Doors and Windows

Securing your doors and windows is the first step in preventing crime. Most homes have at least one door and two windows. The best way to keep your doors and windows secure is to install deadbolts and locks.

These locks should be able to stop burglars from entering your home. It’s also a good idea to replace the door and window locks every 15-20 years.

Another way to secure your windows is by installing bars on them. Bars can be purchased from your local hardware store and installed by a professional.

Security cameras and an alarm are both recommended. Many systems are extremely affordable and available online and instantly plug into the cloud.

Tip 2: Keeping Up With Maintenance

A lot of people neglect their maintenance. However, this can result in an increase in the crime rate in your neighborhood. Regular maintenance of your property will deter crime because burglars know that you are more likely to notice if something is out of the ordinary. It’s also important to keep your lawn tidy and well-maintained.

Tip 3: Add Lighting

Lighting will deter potential burglars because they prefer to work in the dark. Turn on lights in your house when you are not home, especially outside of your home. It’s also helpful to use lamps with timers on them.