New technology is making it easier than ever before to secure your home. Many devices are becoming available to the public that will inform Orlando homeowners of possible break-ins and make burglars believe that they are at home. Here are a few high-tech ways that you can secure your home.
Install Outdoor Motion Sensing Lights
Motion sensing lights for your front door or driveway are easily available. Lights can deter criminals by startling them and letting them know they are seen. If you are not at home, we recommend setting timers to give the impression you are home. These lights are simple to install, low cost and useful for general home security.
Manually Lock Your Garage
With the ever-growing threat of hacking it has become more important to think of what can be compromised. Automated garage doors can be easily hacked with a universal remote. It is safer to disconnect the door and opt for a manual option.
Show Your Security
Security systems deter burglars, and they work better if they are very obvious. Outdoor lights, cameras and locks on windows make it clear to potential intruders that your home is not an easy target. It’s also helpful to posting stickers from your alarm company to let potential intruders know that you are protected.
Install Smart Home Security
Surveillance cameras and security devices can help you keep an eye on your home when you are away. Video doorbells like Ring and Nest are becoming increasingly available and easy to use. With apps that allow you to see and talk to people at your front door, you can record potential thieves and prevent break-ins. These can also be networked with neighbors so you can check on any potential threats that might be happening nearby.
Empty Your Mailbox
A full mailbox is a sign of a family on vacation. A good way to prevent mail overflow is having a friend or family member empty your box daily or filling out a mail-hold form. By giving the impression that you are home you can discourage thieves.
Avoid Social Media Clues
Posting your whereabouts on Facebook can allow thieves to know your home is unoccupied. When going on a trip or attending an extended event make sure to post about it after you have arrived back at home so opportunistic criminals cannot take advantage of your absence.
Our Apex Security team works to secure Orlando homes and neighborhoods 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer Orlando community security guards for residential communities. Whether your home is in a high-rise apartment, a planned community, or a gated neighborhood, Apex will help keep you safe.