The Mindset Matters division of L'Chaim Essential Oils
is not just about CPR and First Aid training. Having a mindset that is prepared and aware of emergencies (without being fearful) can go a long way in any situation. You don't want to be paranoid but you do want to be wise. There are wise and simple steps you can take to improve your home security.
According to FBI statistics about 56% of home break-ins are intruders coming in through the front or back door. The first floor windows are the second favored places of entry at 23%. Here are a few suggestions you can do to make your home a little more fortified and less likely to be broken into.
*Replace plastic locks with metal locks.
*BONUS: Add a bar stop to each window.
*Replace any doors that are not steel or solid core including those that lead to your garage.
*Choose doors with windows that do not allow people to look in but allow you to peep out.
*Every exterior door should have a deadbolt.
*The strike plate on your door normally comes installed with tiny screws. Replace the strike plates screws with long 2 1/2-3 inch screws. This greatly decreases the ability of someone to kick in your door.
*BONUS: Use a high security lock in your door. Even a trained locksmith can not quickly open a door of this caliber.
*Add exterior lights to each side of your home. Use motion censored lights to save on electricity.
*Consider adding cameras on each corner of your home even if you don't intend to turn them on. The presence of a camera will make someone second guess whether they are being monitored or not and may deter a criminal.
*Place new alarm company signs and stickers at each door and first floor window.
*Keep your bushes and trees trimmed around your home. These become hiding places if not kept back.
Would you like a home safety evaluation? We would be happy to come out and check out your home for potential safety issues and offer suggestions on how you can take steps to improve them. Contact us to find out more.
*Take from our professional experience, training and our "Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals" Course by USCCA. Thank you to several folks who have recently asked for more information on this subject!