Most people want to feel safe in their own homes. But what should you do to achieve that peaceful feeling? From home automation to home security systems, here are 5 home security tips for Mobile that you can easily put to use. Use these steps, and you'll be able to sleep more soundly in your secure and safe home.
Mobile Home Security Tip #1: Light Your House
Exterior lighting remain one of the best barriers for thieves in Mobile. That's because thieves like to lurk in the dim where a neighbor or passerby can't see them. A bright exterior and yard means less areas to hide and denotes you are at home.
To ensure your home is illuminated enough, walk around your home to find potential dark areas. Shed and pool areas are wonderful spots to put up a motion spotlight. A stand-up lighted pole by the street or solar-activated lights can brighten a walk or driveway. Then every once in awhile stand outside while the porch lights are on to make sure they work. Just set a reminder to turn everything on each night, or set them through your Mobile home security system to turn on at the same time every night.
Mobile Home Security Tip #2: Lock Your Doors
Locking your doors can seem like an easy thing to do, but locked doors are easily overlooked. How many times have you got out of bed and discovered the back door open and unlocked? Or came back from work with the garage door standing agape?
Smart locks make your life smarter and they may be the solution to this problem. With an app, you can see your their status and distantly secure your doors. Give every member of your family a personal code, and get sent alerts when your doors unlock. Or set your lock to bolt automatically thirty seconds after a door shuts. You can even get a garage door sensor that lets you know when it’s left open.
Mobile Home Security Tip #3: Use Your Neighbors
It’s great when you have an extra set of eyes on your house. Actually, your next door neighbor may be the first to find a lurker in your house or a suspicious vehicle in the driveway when you're gone. Neighbors are also nice when other calamities befall your house when you're away, such as a flooded basement or flames streaming from a window.
Remember to let your trusted neighbors know when you depart for a getaway. If they see anything unusual, they should check in on the house and contact you or emergency services. Swap keys in person or set a one-time use PIN code if you have a smart lock. Just be prepared to return the favor when they venture off to visit grandma.
Mobile Home Security Tip #4: Put up Security Cameras
Outside cameras can let you see an area of your house that can’t be seen from a window, like by a detached garage or shed door. An indoor camera can help you see what's making all that noise in the middle of the night. And a doorbell camera is a great way to prevent deliveries from leaving the front porch.
Hanging a security camera on your Mobile house or on a shelf used to be problematic, as wiring never seemed to be housed in a usable place. Fortunately, your installer can now put one anywhere and connect it to your security hub through z-wave wireless technology. Then you can view 30-second clips or get texts through your security app of suspicious activity.
Mobile Home Security Tip #5: Protect Yourself With A Home Security System
Installing a modern security system may be the ideal way to feel completely secure in your house. First, you can easily control your smart lights, smart locks, and security cameras by using the system’s control hub or smartphone app. Then include devices like smoke and CO detectors, door sensors, and glass break sensors.
If a device does go off, your monitoring agents have your back. They'll get ahold of you first to make sure that you and your family are safe, then phone emergency personel. And when you have 24/7 monitoring, you’re more protected no matter where you are!
Order Your Mobile Home Security System From Secure24 Alarm Systems
Phone Secure24 Alarm Systems to put these home security tips into action. From security cameras to motion alarms, we'll develop the perfect home security package for you. Just phone (251) 207-7344 or fill out the form below for a free quote.