Even if you live in a very safe neighborhood, home security should never be something you take for granted. There are certain things every homeowner should and should not be doing to ensure the safety of their home and family. At A1 Lock and Key LLC, we value safety above all else, so today we’re listing the top three home security mistakes you could be making.
1. Leaving Valuables in Plain Sight
Sometimes, it’s a good idea to put yourself in the mindset of a burglar. As you walk past your house, can you see anything valuable that a burglar might want to steal? It’s easy to get comfortable in our house bubble, but remember, you are not invisible, and windows work both ways. So consider keeping your extremely valuable items out of sight, particularly on the ground floor. Also, make sure you’re putting away any valuable items outside, such as bikes or other toys. You don’t want passing thieves to ever be tempted.
2. Leaving a Spare Key Outside
Many of us grew up with a spare key hidden outside the house for emergencies. However, nowadays, thieves know all the tricks and hiding places, and it’s just no longer safe to leave a key outside. If you’re concerned about getting locked out of the house, consider upgrading your locks to include a code feature or adding a coded opening to your garage door. You’ll still be able to get inside, but would-be thieves will be less likely to gain access.
3. Having Poor-Quality Locks
Standard locks are very vulnerable to snapping when a thieve attempts to gain access to your property. In fact, you’d probably be shocked at how easily your locks could break. The best solution it to hire a locksmith to install new locks on your doors that are higher quality and less likely to snap under pressure.
Keep your home and family safe by avoiding these common home security mistakes. Contact A1 Lock and Key today for your residential or automotive locksmith needs in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas at (317) 775-0332.