Now that 2019 has finally arrived, your home security is going to need some assessment.
A lot can change in a year; crime may have increased where you live, and it’s important to stay on top of the best technology to help you deter that crime. This year make it a personal commitment to make your home safer. Read on for some tips that could help you.
1. Adjust your security habits
Has your smoke detector been without batteries for a few months? Is your doorknob a little wobbly? It’s easy to notice these problems while simply looking past them, thinking a repair is too much effort. But recovering after your home security is compromised will take far more effort than a quick fix. Practice good habits, like regularly replacing the batteries in your smoke detectors and start locking all your doors always, even if someone is home. And, of course, now is a great time to invest in a home automation system; this will allow you to keep your home safe from afar.
2. Update your systems
With the new year comes new technology. You may have security cameras to help protect your home, but it’s possible they’re more than a bit out of date now that it’s 2019. Ensure that your security technology is the absolute best quality; tech updates happen for a reason, and it’s likely that newer models of cameras and automation systems are likely to protect you better than the previous model would. Consider keeping the same attitude towards other security measures, such as carbon monoxide or fire detectors.
3. Add more features
You can never have too much security. If you’ve already got an alarm system, consider investing in cameras for the exterior of your home. And home automation, as mentioned, is a great tool for keeping your home safe and efficient at the same time. Carbon monoxide detectors are also not present in every home, when they really should be. Consider purchasing several to keep your family that much safer.