More than 2.1 million burglaries were committed in 2012 in the United States. One of the worst feelings in the world is right after witnessing what remains of your home after a burglary. For some, that vulnerability never truly goes away, even when all precautions are taken from then on. At Peifer Safe & Lock, we know what that feels like. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering the finest locks and security accessories available. But what are some other ways you can prepare if the worst should ever happen? Here are some creative ways to secure your home from invasion.
Make home security a habit
One of the most important things anyone can do is make security part of their daily lives. That can should include kids and teenagers as well. Hold a family meeting and teach them to:
- Use door and window locks; it takes hardly any energy at all
- Not open the door to uninvited strangers or unwanted guests
- Close and lock the garage door
- If you have an alarm system, use it even when going on quick trips to the store or vising with neighbors; if no one’s home, the alarm goes on
A little preparation can go a long way.
Avoid leaving keys in obvious places
Never leave your key under the mat for emergencies or while going on vacation. It’s practically an invitation to unlock the door at this point. In fact, if you can, leave it with a trusted neighbor, family member, or friend instead. In your home, leave spare keys or garage door openers in secure places, like hidden in drawers or cabinets.
Replace weak locks
If the locks in your home are losing their strength or have failed completely, it’s time to get them changed. This is where Peifer Safe & Lock can come in handy. We can set up strong physical locks on the exterior doors, or electrical locks that you can unlock with the press of a button on your smartphone.
Burglars can be crafty, and often attack when no one is home and when you least expect. Protect your home with help from Peifer Safe & Lock. We have tough and durable safes, key switches, cam locks, and much more to choose from to help you secure almost anything. Contact us for a quote on installing new locks on your home today.