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Common Mistakes People Make With Home Security Due To Focusing On The Feeling Of Being Safe Only

Even if you get a security system of whatever sort, it's only going to be as effective as how you use it. Here are some common mistakes people make when it comes to home security, including what you can do to avoid them and stay safe.

Using a Dog-Only Approach

It's true that dogs have better senses than humans, but they aren't smarter. They won't necessarily know to alert you when someone is in your garage, or if someone they are familiar with is breaking in.

Forgetting About App Settings

If you're using a system that connects to your mobile phone, it's important to make sure that you enable notifications and configure them properly. If you don't do this, the system will be largely useless. This is also the case when it comes to making sure that your other settings are turned on as well, such as video recordings.

You really don't want to forget to turn on your video recordings that go to the cloud or a local computer if something should happen. The cameras could pick up on the whole thing, but you'd never see it due to this one oversight.

Giving Tools to Thieves

Another potential issue is if you leave out anything that a thief could use to break into your house. For example, they might be able to use any construction tools that you leave out during the day. Perhaps you forget to pack in your ladder after you get finished using it for working on your roof, for example. A thief could use that to gain access to the second story of your house, including potentially unlocked windows.

If you leave out a drill, a ladder, or any other tool such as thin metal ones that could be used to pick locks, you're doing potential thieves a favor. Not only are you making their job easier, but if they see that in your lawn, they will be enthused enough to possibly be drawn to your house as a target both because of the ease and because of the expectation of more mistakes.

Forgetting the Garage

Thieves love going through garages because they are often easier to gain access to than other parts of your house. Make sure that you eliminate any potential access this way by having a strong garage door, but also by disabling your emergency release mechanism, or at least protecting it by making it only accessible from the inside.

For more help, contact a company like National Lock & Safe Co.