10 Ways to Secure Your Family Home This Spring

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As winter draws in, securing our homes becomes even more crucial.

With longer nights providing more cover for potential intruders and the festive season often meaning our homes are filled with more valuables, it’s vital to take steps to protect our families and properties. Here are ten practical ways to secure your family home this winter, including a few nods to Ring products:

  1. Upgrade to Smart Door Locks

Smart locks offer advanced security and convenience. You can lock and unlock your doors remotely, receive alerts when someone enters your home, and even set temporary access codes for visitors.

  1. Install a Video Doorbell

The Ring Video Doorbell is a great addition. It allows you to see, hear, and speak to anyone at your door from your phone, tablet, or PC. It’s particularly useful for keeping an eye on deliveries and visitors when you’re not at home.

  1. Improve Outdoor Lighting

Well-lit exteriors are a deterrent to intruders. Consider installing motion-sensor lights around your property’s perimeter. This not only increases security but also adds convenience when you come home after dark.

  1. Use Indoor Security Cameras

Indoor cameras, like the Ring Indoor Cam, let you check in on the inside of your home remotely. You can check in on pets, kids, or just ensure everything is safe and sound while you’re away.

  1. Keep Your Wi-Fi Network Secure

Your smart home devices are only as secure as your Wi-Fi network. Ensure your network is protected with a strong password and consider using a VPN for additional security.

  1. Maintain Your Yard

A well-maintained yard can reduce hiding spots for potential intruders. Keep bushes trimmed and ensure your garden doesn’t give the impression of an unoccupied house.

  1. Strengthen Window and Door Locks

Check and upgrade window and door locks. Ensure sliding doors have a robust locking mechanism. Sometimes, a simple window lock improvement can significantly enhance security.

  1. Install a Comprehensive Alarm System

Consider installing a comprehensive alarm system like the Ring Alarm kit. This system offers contact sensors, motion detectors, and a keypad, providing a robust level of whole-home security.

  1. Create the Illusion of Someone Being Home

Use smart plugs to schedule lights and electronics to turn on and off at various times. This can give the impression that someone is home, even when you’re away.

  1. Educate Your Family

Finally, educate your family about home security. Teach them to lock doors, not to open the door to strangers, and how to use the home security system. Involving your family in security routines helps in fostering a safer home environment.

By implementing these measures, you can enjoy the winter season with peace of mind, knowing your home and loved ones are secure. Remember, home security is an ongoing process that involves both technology and good practices. Stay safe and warm this winter!

 

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