Did you know that there are 2.5 million burglaries in the U.S. every year? Even if you’re in a safe neighborhood, you never know what could happen! It’s time to invest in total home protection so you can protect your family and belongings. 

Not sure where to get started? Read on for a few quick tips on how to make your home safer.

1. Invest in Cameras and Alarms

One of the best things that you can do for your home defense is to set up a home security system, or at least parts of one (depending on your budget). 

If you have the means, consider a full security system or a smart home system. These can be spendy, but if they keep your home safe from even one break-in, they’re worth it.

These systems include cameras (with app capabilities), alarms, and often other features that can make your home more comfortable (like temperature and light control). Not only will you have a safe home, but you’ll also have a futuristic home!

If full security systems are out of reach, invest in a few small house cameras in important areas. Even one camera near your doorbell can potentially deter thieves who would otherwise steal your packages (or at least help you identify them). 

We recommend cameras that connect to phone apps so you can keep an eye on them when you’re out of the house or in another room. 

2. Consider Weapons (Stored Correctly)

If you feel the need to arm yourself, make sure that you do it the right way. Weapons can actually make your home less safe if you’re not careful. 

Many people choose to have a “non-weapon” weapon, like a bat. You can keep this object near your bed even if it’s just for peace of mind. If someone does break-in, you’ll be ready. 

You could also have a firearm (click here for more), but make sure that you’re already well-versed in gun safety. Always keep the gun in a locked safe and make sure that everyone in the household knows what to do (and what not to do). 

3. Be Smart About Your Keys

This might seem simple, but it’s important. If you’re the type of person that frequently gets locked out of your house, it’s smart to have a key hidden outside, right?

While this will save you from an embarrassing call to the local locksmith, you’re putting your household and belongings at risk. After all, it’s 100% easier for a criminal to get into your home if you’ve given them the key.

Avoid obvious hiding spots, like above your door or under a potted plant, and opt for something more subtle. Some people bury their keys in small boxes. Others buy special “hide-a-key” products that look like stones. 

Total Home Protection: Is Your Home Safe?

Use these tips for total home protection. Make life as difficult as possible for anyone trying to steal from you or break into your house! Be safe!

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