DIY Home Security Tips to Keep You Busy During the Pandemic
Life as we know it has changed. If you’re stuck at home during the pandemic, you probably have a lot of time on your hands. Not sure what to do with all that free time? How about taking advantage of these DIY home security tips?
- Plan to burglarize your own home
- Clean up your landscaping
- Change the locks if you recently moved in
- Consider installing more lights
- Install some deadbolts
This one might seem a bit odd but stay with us. Isn’t the best way to determine the security of your home to try and break in yourself? We’re not suggesting you drill the lock on your front door or smash open a window, but take an hour or so circling your home and checking for potential weak spots, like entrances that outdoor lights don’t cover or windows that you find unlocked. You need to know the weak security areas of your home before you can begin addressing them.
Spring is the perfect time to do some landscaping. Did you know that your landscaping can also help protect your home? Trim back any trees or shrubs that may shield a burglar from view as they pick a lock or try to slip through a window. You can also plant prickly plants and shrubs by first story windows to make it more difficult for would-be burglars.
If you recently moved into a home, you should also change the locks. The old owner might have given you all their keys, but what about the keys they gave to their family members, baby sitters, and friends?
If there are entrances of your home that aren’t illuminated by motion sensor lights or lights that are on timers, you should install more. Every potential entrance of your home should be illuminated by lights.
Another home security tip is to install deadbolts on your exterior doors. This will make it harder for burglars to break into your home while your there, which keeps your home and more importantly, your family, safe.
Contact RBM Lock & Key for assistance with your home security!
If you are stuck at home and going a bit crazy during this pandemic, there is good news! You can actually improve the security of your home while you’re there. However, if you find yourself wanting to boost your home security even more, you can call the professional locksmiths at RBM Lock & Key. With over 47 years of experience with automotive, residential, and commercial locksmith services, you can trust us to get the job done. Give us a call today at 909-980-3448 to learn more about the quality residential locksmith services that we offer.
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