Posted September 30th, 2022 by SimpliSafe
Let’s dive right in!
The most common entry point for a burglar to access your home is through the front door. Take extra care to make sure the frames are strong and the hinges cannot be tampered with. Use our Smart Lock for extra security, and you can give each family member a unique PIN. That way, you always know who’s coming and going.
Always double check that your windows are shut and locked while you are not home! Take your security to the next level by placing Entry Sensorson your windows. You’ll receive an alert as soon as your sensors are activated by an unexpected “visitor”.
Did you know that 60% of burglars are deterred from a house if there are any visible signs of a security system? Yard signs, stickers, and Outdoor Cameras, are a good place to start. For SimpliSafe customers, our Outdoor Camera has a motion-sensored flood light built right into the camera!
You can also make it harder for burglars to hide by taking your landscape into consideration. Increase the chances of catching your burglar in the act by eliminating any easy hiding spots. If you have expensive lawn decorations, ensure that they are secured or consider moving them to your backyard.
It is important to remember when we discuss securing your home, we’re not just talking about preventing a break-in. In the basement, water damage or bursted pipes can be equally detrimental to your home and are important factors to consider when creating a safe environment. Water damage can be catastrophic in many forms including flooding, humidity or mold development. Keep an eye on water levels with our Water Sensor.
For some, the garage is where some of your prized possessions are stored! Think: new cars, expensive tools and equipment, surfboards, motorcycles, etc. Consider adding our Indoor Camera so you can monitor any suspicious activity. Motion Sensors will also alert you immediately of any movement in the garage.
For more tips, check out our blog post on how to secure your garage.