Losing weight or quitting smoking typically make many New Year’s Resolution lists, but what about installing or updating your home security system? Keeping you and your family safe is definitely worth including on your list. We’ve put a few ideas together to help you do just that — a “Security New Years Resolutions” list. These little things you can do can make a big difference in making your home more secure:
Don’t Leave Garage Door Openers or Keys In Your Car
Leaving these in your car makes it very easy for someone to gain access to your house without requiring a key. Make sure to stow these away in a guarded place where you can reach it, or entrust them to a close friend, neighbor, or family member. You can also take measures to your garage door by installing deadbolts and heavy-duty strike plates.
Make Your Home Look Occupied When It Is Not
This is easier than ever before with smart home devices and home automation security. You can schedule lights to be turned on and off at different times or even have a TV playing in the evening hours just like you were at home. Most home burglaries occur between 10 am to 3 pm, when most of us are at work, so seeing house activity during these times can detract unwanted trespassers.
Remember to Set Your Alarm System Correctly
Many people purchase an alarm from a security service but they fail to set it and use it; you’ll want an alarm system to go off when something happens. With a system from ACS Security, you’ll also get the MyHome app which lets you set and deactivate your alarm system from your phone.
Utilize Our Central Alarm Monitoring and Patrol Services
You’ll never have to open the door on a stranger again when you have monitoring with ACS Security’s Patrol Services and Central Alarm Monitoring. You’ll be able to monitor your home right from your mobile device, even from miles away, when you’re at work or on vacation.
Remember To Monitor Other Doors
Burglars have always been creative, so don’t forget about your porch door, French doors, or even large windows. These can prove easier entryways for would-be criminals than the front door, so make sure they are properly secured. Our systems can ensure all these programs can be monitored and tracked, so you’ll know when anyone comes in at any point in your home.
If you have any questions on home security systems or want to get a head start on your security New Years Resolutions, don’t hesitate to reach out and have a security system installed.