Home Security – February 12, 2020

The three common mistakes making your home vulnerable

When it comes to securing your home, mistakes can be costly. To set yourself up for success when securing your home and protecting your privacy, you must not only know home security practices that work. You must also understand the most common home security mistakes we will be going over today. Here are the top 3 most common mistakes.


When it comes to securing your home, mistakes can be costly. To set yourself up for success when securing your home and protecting your privacy, you must not only know home security practices that work. You must also understand the most common home security mistakes we will be going over today. Here are the top 3 most common mistakes.

“Hiding” a Spare Key Outside
Hiding a spare key is a traditional security method that has become common and familiar amongst many. That is precisely what makes it such a dangerous method for your home security. Most professional burglars are well aware that many home and apartment owners hide a spare key as an emergency way to enter their homes and can use creativity combined with diligent search to find your spare key and break into your house without having even to force entry. An alternative and safer method is to have a digital keypad security system you can use when you forget your key or leave your key with a trusted neighbor or friend.

Forgetting To Turn On Your Security System
Home security systems can be very effective only if used properly and turned on to ensure you capture any crucial footage and keep out and potential intruders. Even if you have a sophisticated home security system, the key is to ensure it is actively turned on, especially when you are not in your home and that you maintain the system as you don’t want to find out it’s outdated or doesn’t work after a burglary. Most security systems are complex with lots of different hardware and software; that’s why we have designed our subscription service as an automated solution that you don’t have to worry about after activation. Whatever security system you have or whichever service you are using, make sure it’s armed and on when you aren’t home.

Making It Obvious, You’re Not Home
It may be tempting to post heavily on social media about your upcoming trip when you’re excited about a new adventure; you may even announce the day you’re leaving. While this may seem harmless, you are creating a calling card that lets home intruders know your home is a safe target for them to break into while you’re gone. Another sign of a homeowner that is away is stockpiled mail, which can easily be checked if you have a mailbox on your front lawn. Be sure to stay lowkey about your trips and only share with close family and friends, also don’t make it visible you’re gone, this will go a long way in deterring burglars even when you’re away.

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