THE 5 BIGGEST HOME SECURITY MISTAKES TO AVOID.
In life, mistakes are almost inevitable, and they serve as valuable lessons or reminders on how not to approach certain situations or circumstances.
These mistakes should not occur because they may have deadly consequences. Home security mistakes are one of them. We have highlighted five home security mistakes that put you at risk of being attacked in this article.
TRUSTING ANIMAL(PET) SECURITY
As much as we understand that pets like dogs and cats serve as companions and protectors for people’s homes, one thing that they do which influences break-ins is their aloofness. There are moments when pets just seem uninterested in whatever may be going on around them. Imagine how bad that would be if that moment turns out to be when a burglar is attempting a break-in.
We advise you not to depend solely on pets, regardless of how helpful they are. Extra security measures are needed.
LEAVING DOORS AND WINDOWS UNLOCKED
You can reduce your risk of being robbed or burglarized by locking your windows and doors before bed.
By taking these simple measures, you reduce your chances of becoming a victim of a robbery attack.
Businesses are no exception. Documents and files containing confidential information can be stolen, putting the company at risk. In this case, you can get a smart lock to control access to your home or office. Some locks allow you to open and close doors using your phone. Others let you grant special access privileges to friends, family, or maintenance staff.
POSTING VACATION PLANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Sharing your vacation plans on social media may sometime give ideas to the wrong people who can track your online activities and movements to know when your house is vacant, thus gaining access. Think twice before sharing any personal information on social media. Vacation photos and experiences are best shared when you are back at home.
Exposing your valuables is one of the simplest and most prevalent methods to make your home vulnerable to robbery or burglary.
If you have expensive items like automobiles, jewellery, televisions, computers, and other valuables, keep them hidden from curious or prying eyes because they pose a risk of robbery or burglary.
Keep your cars in the garage, and hide everything else.
FORGETTING SECURITY SYSTEM CREDENTIALS
Many people, not only for their emails and phones but also for their home security, are likely to forget their User IDs.
So, this disables the user’s and owner’s access to critical safety features and remote capabilities.
It also makes it difficult for technicians to do routine system maintenance checks because they must reset their User ID and password.
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