Making sure that your home is secure should be a priority in your life not only because you want to protect what’s rightfully yours, but more specifically because it could be the most important thing that you do for your family and for yourself. Here are some simple home security tips from Spiro Vrouhas that you can implement at little or no cost.
1.) Lock Your Locks
When it comes to home security, the single most important thing that you can do is to make sure that both your windows and doors are locked. We no longer live in a time when it’s safe to go to bed at night with the door unlocked or the windows open, so do yourself and your family a favor by double checking those locks and making sure that all latches and hinges are functioning properly.
2.) Light Your Lawn
What would you do if you were to hear a noise outside, but had no way to see without opening the door? The proper lighting outside your home is essential as it allows you to view your outside space from the safety of your home’s interior. “Motion sensor lights are easy and effective tools to secure your property” says realtor Spiro Vrouhas.
3.) Trim Down
If you have large trees, bushes or hedges in your yard, trim them to a level that will allow you to see out the window without an obstructed view. If you hear a noise or a knock at the door, you will need to be able to turn on the porch light and glance outside the window before opening the door. An important rule of thumb is to remove or trim anything that may block your view of the lawn in any way.
I hope these simple home security tips will help protect your most value asset, your family. If you need any advice on buying or selling, contact Spiro Vrouhas for a confidential real estate consultation.