Here, you'll learn not only how to protect your home, but tips on deterring potential intruders and other ways to keep your home and family safe and secure.
Equip Your Doors and Windows with Smart Locks or Combination Locks
Upgrading to Smart locks is a great security measure. Looking at options beyond regular lock-and-key can deter unwanted guests, and add an even tighter layer of security to your home. These locks can be controlled by an app on your smartphone, and allow you to see when the door is being used, and notifies you when there is any sort of activity with the lock.
All homes built by Ameritex Homes come equipped with smart locks and a smart home hub that you can use to control a smart thermostat or connect any smart devices you already have when you move in. All homes managed by Ameritex Property Management have smart locks and a smart hub installed to protect not only our residents but our investors asset(s) as well.
Keep Shrubbery Neatly Trimmed to Help Cut Down on Intruder Hiding Spots
Overgrown shrubs and bushes around your home offer protective cover for suspected intruders.
Eliminate any potential hiding spots by keeping shrubs and bushes trimmed and low to the ground. The less opportunity for potential intruders to take cover, the more likely they'll be caught in the act or deterred from even trying to break-in.
Don't neglect the rest of your home's exterior either. Be sure to put away stools and ladders intruders can use to gain access to your home, lock your gates and sheds (if applicable), and don't leave expensive tools lying around outside your property.
Use Motion Sensor Lights to Deter Intruders and Burglars
The more light around your home, the better. They're much less likely to enter a home with outdoor lighting. You can help deter potential intruders by keeping your front porch light on and encouraging your neighborhood to install street lights.
Motion sensor outdoor lights are another great way to protect your home from unwanted visitors. Motion sensor lighting outside your home can stop potential intruders in their tracks.
Your home might look like an easy target in the dark, but as soon as the intruder steps foot on your property, the motion sensor light will make them think twice.
All Ameritex Homes built homes come standard with motion sensor lights.
Lock Your Doors and Windows
While this might seem like a no-brainer, homeowners aren't always diligent about keeping doors and windows locked. Some people become complacent and believe their neighborhoods are safe because they know a couple of neighbors or take the "It won't happen to me" mentality.
It's better to be safe. Always lock your doors and windows at night or whenever you're away from the house.
Smart door locks make it convenient to lock your doors from virtually anywhere, at any time. You also receive alerts when the status of your door lock has changed, notifying you of a breach in security.
If you don’t like the looks of your window latches, beef up security with aftermarket window locks or key-operated levers.
If you have a garage, be sure to keep the entry door locked. A locked exterior garage door isn't enough to prevent an intruder from gaining access to your home.
Ameritex Homes provides a variety of quality-built, energy efficient smart homes for sale throughout the State of Texas.