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7 Advanced Home Safety Tips

Embracing A Safer 2024

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Happy New Year!

As we welcome the new year, it’s an excellent opportunity to enhance the safety of our homes. Here are seven detailed tips to help you make 2024 a year of security and peace in your living space.

1. Smart Home Security Systems

Modern home security systems have evolved. Beyond traditional alarms, they now offer features like remote monitoring, fire or carbon monoxide alerts, and even notifications for unexpected movements or door openings. This technology helps prevent unauthorized entries and informs you about any potential hazards in your home, even when you’re miles away.

2. Enhanced Door Security

A significant number of burglaries occur due to unsecured front doors. To combat this, consider installing a smart lock alongside a sturdy deadbolt. Smart locks provide the convenience of remote locking and monitoring, while deadbolts add an extra layer of physical security. This dual approach significantly reduces the chances of break-ins through the main entrance.

3. Sensors on Entry Points

Strategically placing sensors on all potential entry points – doors, windows, and garages – is essential. These sensors act as the first line of defense, alerting you to any breaches. With advancements in technology, you can now receive real-time alerts on your smartphone, allowing immediate action, whether at home or away.

4. Creating an Occupied Appearance

A home that appears occupied is less likely to be targeted by burglars. Utilize automated lighting systems, smart plugs, or timers to turn lights on and off at varying times. Arrange for mail and package collection and maintain your lawn and garden regularly. These small actions can significantly reduce the risk of predators marking your home as an easy target.

5. Visible Security Cameras and Signage

The presence of security cameras can be a powerful deterrent. When visible, they signal to potential intruders that your home is monitored. Additionally, displaying signage from your security company or notices about active surveillance can further discourage break-in attempts.

6. Adequate Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting plays a crucial role in home security. Ensure that areas like walkways, driveways, entry points, and dark corners are well-lit. Motion-sensor lights are especially effective as they surprise potential intruders and draw attention to movement around your property.

7. Neighborhood Collaboration

Building a strong community network is invaluable for home safety. Knowing your neighbors, watching each other, and reporting suspicious activities can significantly enhance neighborhood security. Consider joining or organizing a neighborhood watch program for a more structured approach to community safety.

In 2024, let’s make it our priority to ensure that our homes are safe and secure. If you’re seeking reliable resources to help you with this, don’t hesitate to call us at (206) 478-4525. We’ll ensure that you’re connected with the right people. Additionally, if you plan to invest in real estate this year, our team will provide tailored advice and services that meet your needs.

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