Posts Tagged ‘Hiding Places’
If you are like most homeowners, your house is the single most expensive asset you own. Other than your family, there are very few, if any, other belongings that you would go to extreme lengths to protect. Fortunately, there are some easy and practical ways to make your house more secure. Of course, installing a home security system is the number one suggestion of security experts for protecting your property, but performing these other actions won’t hurt.
• Trim all bushes and trees so that you can see the entire perimeter of your house without obstruction. Criminals like hiding places and will choose a house that has many over a house that has few.
• Choose solid doors and windows and equip them all with strong locks. Engage the locks at all times, unless you are entering or exiting your home.
• Install motion activated security lighting outside of your house. If someone gets too close to your property, the lights will come on. Not only does this act as a deterrent, but it also alerts you and your neighbors that someone is in the vicinity. Read the rest of this entry »
As you age, the risks of becoming the victim of a violent crime steadily decrease; however, senior citizens must still take steps to stay safe in their homes because criminals do not discriminate when it comes to breaking into houses. In addition, older people are at an increased risk at falling prey to financial scams and fraud. These kinds of crimes can be just as harmful as violent crimes, particularly if enough money is stolen to destroy you financially. If you are a senior citizen, or if you are a family member of one, you must take care to ensure the house is a secure as possible. Read the rest of this entry »
With home burglary and home invasions making the news almost every day, homeowners are justifiably concerned about their own safety and security. There is a physical loss of an average of $1700 from each home burglary. There is another average of $1700 worth of damage done to the home. That pales in comparison to the psychological damage done to the homeowner and his family. It is a feeling of violation that lasts for years.
And yet it seems so simple to take some proactive steps to prevent home burglary. For example, nearly 90% of all home burglaries occur through doors and windows that are not locked. So doesn’t it make sense to start by locking them? Home security for many can be very simple. But homeowners are sometimes lazy and don’t take any preventative measures. Read the rest of this entry »
When was the last time you checked your bathroom? Is it collected the dream bathroom you once had? Over the years, our bathroom ages and it is up to us to form some changes to update it. Hearing the word change and update may not sound an graceful task. This is due to the difficult economic times. However, you have to remember that you do not need to consume a lot. With a slight creativity, you will surely restore the features you once loved about your bathroom. Read the rest of this entry »