Never has there been a greater awareness for home security than there is in today's
day and age. It seems that burglaries and home invasions continue to be on the rise as
we hear story after story on the nightly news. In fact no neighborhood can claim to be
immune to these kind of crimes across Miami Dade County. Thankfully there are steps
Miami home owners can take to make sure their properties and families are safer. The
following five home
security tips are intended to help you provide a greater level of home security
Tip #1 - Overgrown LandscapingIt doesn't take long to figure out that Miami, Fl home owners enjoy lush landscaping. Drive down any road across Coral Gables, Miami Beach or most towns in Dade County and you will see beautiful Florida landscaping. While this landscaping makes our Miami, Fl homes beautiful it may also be a way of attracting burglars. Overgrown landscaping is the most inviting thing for a burglar. Keeping out of site while attempting a burglary is the goal of many burglars and overgrown landscaping is their best friend. Take a quick survey of your homes landscaping and see if it is inviting for a would be burglar. Take the necessary steps, not to take it all down, but to keep it at a reasonable level where no one can hide behind it. This simple tip will greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Tip #2- Better LightingA burglar attempting to break into your home will do everything possible to not be spotted by anyone. Most burglars want to even be sure that no one is home while they attempt to break into a home. Once the sun goes down, the most inviting home to break into is the one with very low lighting. A home with no lights on inside the home means no one is home and a home with no outdoor lights on means easy access. Some home owners fear that leaving lights on will greatly increase their monthly electric bill, but today there are ways to have great lighting while maintaining a low monthly electric bill. Using outdoor motion sensor flood lights is a great way to literally shed light on a burglar attempting to enter your home. These motion sensor lights turn on whenever they detect movement and stay on for as little as 1 minute to prevent higher electric bill costs. Interior lights should also be on if no one is going to be home at night. Inside lighting can easily be controlled by adding simple timers that plug right into an electric outlet and then a lamp plugs into the timer. The idea is not for the lights to stay on all night, the idea is that the lights are on until someone gets home after sundown. This home security tip is also a great way to reduce the chances of becoming a burglary victim.
Tip #3- Better LocksOne easy way of making your home less inviting to burglars is installing better locks on all doors. This is one of the most effective ways of preventing anyone from even attempting to break into your home. By investing in good locks you greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim. Installing double dead bolt locks may seem as something unusual to do but it will keep your home safe from someone getting in and more importantly getting out of your home. At this point you might wonder why keeping someone from getting out of your home after they have already made it in is important. This is critical because by installing a double dead bolt lock on your doors you make it virtually impossible for someone to get out your front door or any other door. This is critical because if someone jumps your fence and enters thru a window, they will not be able to exit the home thru a door. That means that if they intend on taking a television or anything heavy, they will have to go back out a window and jump a fence with it. This makes it easy for neighbors to spot.
Tip # 4- Security CamerasAnother great tip for better home security is adding security cameras to your home. Knowing that every move is being recorded is enough to deter any burglar from breaking into your home. Many homes across Miami have taken this tip seriously and have equipped their home with security cameras on every corner of their home. Security cameras become effective when combined with a digital recorder and off premise access. Motion sensing can even be programmed into the digital recorder to send you an email alert if the security camera detects large movement. Most security cameras come with an APP for easy access to view the cameras at the protected premises.
Tip #5- ADT Security SystemThe number one deterrent against burglary or home invasion is installing an ADT home security system. This is not just an opinion but rather is a statistical fact. Homes equipped with an ADT Security system are ten times less likely to be victim to a burglary or home invasion. The familiar ADT Security lawn sign alerts would be burglars that the home is protected and police authorities will be dispatched if they attempt to break in. ADT Security systems are made affordable enough for any Miami Florida home owner to get one. With packages starting as low as $99 installation charge and a low monthly charge, it is easy and affordable to protect your home. This security tip far outweighs all others because it offers the greatest peace of mind above all the rest. If you live in the Miami, Fl area and would like a more thorough home security survey than call us today. One of our ADT Security authorized system specialists will make an appointment at your convenience to visit your home and evaluate your home security needs. Just call us today at (786)325-7867 or visit our website at www.miamifloridahomesecurity.com and enter your information into the contact form.