Are you looking for a free solution to help protect your home from burglary? It’s simple, LOCK YOUR DOORS!
When you make it a point to lock up your home, you reduce the risk of falling victim to a home invasion. Most people are conscious about locking their doors when leaving for an extended period; however, what many don’t realize is that it’s just as important to lock doors when you are home or when you step out for a short time.
There have been many instances when people walk into the wrong apartment door or enter the wrong building. I have even done it myself. In those situations, although usually corrected quickly, someone’s personal space is being invaded.
If you’ve ever said you’re just “stepping out” for a minute and leaving the house, consider the amount of time you’re away. In some instances, when the door is unlocked, these short periods are more extended than you think. This could include getting the mail, walking the dog, or stopping by a neighbor’s house to talk. It’s crucial to practice safe habits because it only takes a few minutes for an experienced burglar to go through your things. Locking your doors should always be a priority if you want to ensure you and your belongings are safe.
Why should I lock my doors?
The harder you make it for a burglar to enter, the less likely a break-in will occur. When you decide to keep your home locked up at all times, you are making a strong effort to protect your family, self, valuables, and privacy. No one should have to experience the feeling of a stranger rummaging through their things, especially when a home is where you should feel the safest. There are many circumstances where you can fall victim to a home invasion that could have been prevented by simply locking up.
How do I develop safe habits?
It can be hard to remember to lock your doors, especially if it is not something you regularly do. If you’re having a hard time developing a habit of locking up, consider setting reminders on your phone, adding a sign to the door you will see before leaving, or begin locking doors behind you as you walk through them. It may seem silly at first, but like my old cheer coach used to say, “practice makes permanent.” If you want something to stick, it is essential to follow a consistent routine.
What if I leave and forget to lock my doors, or close my garage door?
If you’re in the position where you forget to lock your doors or are unsure if doors are locked/closed, smart locks are the solution. Smart security lets you control your locks and garage doors, activate your security system, and control the thermostat and water valve from your phone.
Driving home to make sure your doors are locked is a thing of the past. With smart security, you have all the answers and solutions in the palm of your hand.
To learn more about how ADS Security can help to install smart security into your home today, click here.
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