It’s a good idea to think of your home the way others do. How does it look from the street, does it look warm and inviting or is it a little closed and stand offish? When designing a home, people often only think of the aesthetics and stop there, but it’s a important to take it step further and think about protecting your investments.
Installing security cameras is a great start to securing your home. These can be linked to internal monitors so you can see who is approaching or lurking around your home. Adding outdoor lighting, either motion censored lights or making dark areas lit with lanterns or outdoor lighting is also a helpful way to securing your home. Stopping mail and newspaper delivery while out of town is still a basic but key approach. And finally, check the perimeter of your home to make sure there aren’t any places that could be hiding places for unwanted guests (either crooks or critters) and make sure your pathway to your home is free of any potential accidents.