Home Security Mistakes That Put You at Risk

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It’s great to have security equipment in your home. But if some of your habits give away so much to a burglar who’s planning a break-in or you’re doing a few things wrong, these mistakes can render your home security equipment practically useless.

In this post, Handyman Connection® of Orange County lists some mistakes that can compromise your home’s security.

Hiding Your Spare Key in an Obvious Spot

Putting a spare key under the welcome mat is so common that burglars will likely look into this place first. So carefully think of areas that aren’t an obvious choice for hiding a spare key. Typically, the farther from your home the key is hidden, the better.

Forgetting to Activate Your Security System

Whether you’re leaving for work or for a long trip, don’t forget to arm your home security system. It may sound silly to forget to activate your security system, but it’s not an uncommon occurrence for homeowners. Without an armed security system, the alarm won’t set off or the police won’t be alerted. If you are prone to forgetting about your security system whenever you leave your home, you should consider upgrading to a smart home security system that lets you activate it remotely via your phone.

Not Using High-Res Cameras

Invest in a high-quality camera system so that it can be easier to analyze videos, detect facial features, and see important details. Ensure that your cameras and motion detectors are in the right places as well. Experts can help you determine the ideal placement for these types of security equipment.

Neglecting Broken Windows and Door Locks

If you have a broken window or a busted door lock, make sure to have it repaired immediately. Sometimes it’s easy to underestimate the risk of a break-in since it happens rarely. But given the right conditions, a burglar or thief can possibly get attracted to your home because of the reduced security.

Handyman Connection of Orange County has been a trusted name in the home improvement industry. With over 25 years of experience, we can guarantee exceptional results for your project. Call us at (714) 288-0077 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.

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