Summer is finally here. The time of year we all look forward to – days at the beach, family BBQs, vacations, and home improvements. But with all the hustle and bustle that comes with the warm weather, it’s easy to forget that summer is also the peak time for home break-ins.
According to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, burglary rates are highest in the summer, and this makes home security all the more crucial. Luckily, keeping your home safe doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. Here are five simple steps you can take to secure your home and enjoy a worry-free summer.
1. Lock Your Doors and Windows
This seems like an obvious point but you’d be surprised how often this simple step is overlooked. Whether you’re stepping out for a few minutes or going on a long vacation, make sure all your doors and windows are securely locked. Don’t forget about the windows on higher levels as well; burglars are often more resourceful than you might think!
2. Trim Your Bushes and Hedges
Your beautiful summer landscaping could be providing potential intruders with a perfect cover. Tall hedges and overgrown bushes near windows can offer burglars a place to hide, unseen from the street or neighbors. Regular maintenance not only keeps your yard looking great but also eliminates these potential hiding spots.
3. Automate Your Lights
With smart home technology becoming increasingly affordable, it’s easy to make your home appear occupied even when you’re away. By automating your lights, you can deter burglars who might think your house is an easy target. You can set your lights to come on at various times in different rooms, giving the illusion that someone is home.
4. Arm Your Security System
A security system is one of the best deterrents for would-be burglars. Make it a habit to arm your system whenever you leave your home, even if it’s just for a short while. If you don’t have a security system, now might be the perfect time to consider investing in one. Today’s systems range from simple to sophisticated and there are options for every budget.
5. Stay Cool and Enjoy Your Summer
Once you’ve taken these steps, you can relax knowing that you’ve done everything you can to protect your home. So, sit back, sip on that iced tea, and enjoy the sunshine! After all, summer is about relaxing and spending time with your loved ones.
Summer is a season to be enjoyed, not a time to worry about home security. By taking these steps, you can minimize the risk and maximize your summer fun. So, stay cool this summer knowing you’ve protected your home. Here’s to a safe and sunny season! ??
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