He’ll Huff, He’ll Puff, And He’ll Blow Your House Down
The chances are that you’ve read the story of The Three Little Pigs to your kids. It’s a classic fable, and the big bad wolf makes the perfect villain. The idea of someone as terrible as that getting into your home is horrible no matter your age. In fact, as we get older, our fear of invaders grows. Sadly, they don’t only appear on the pages of books. They may not be out to eat you, but there are always people who would like to breach your home security. What’s worse, you can’t exactly boil them on the fire.
But, that’s not to say that you’re out of luck when it comes to protection. You owe it to yourself and your family to take the correct precautions. And, to ensure you do that, we’re going to look at a few of them here.
The most common form of home invasion is the break-in. This is a real fear for many of us. With 2,000,000 break-ins reported in the U.S. each year, is it any wonder this fear plays so heavily on most of our minds? But, what can you do to stop this particular wolf gaining access to your home?
For one, you should always keep doors locked, whether you’re at home or not. An open back door might not seem like an issue, but these allow a shocking amount of intruders into our houses. So, if you aren’t using it, lock it. Of course, even that won’t protect you from all intruders. As such, it’s also worth turning your attention to a security system for house safety. When it comes to home security, it doesn’t get much better than this. Having a proper system in place drastically reduces your risk, so don’t hesitate to take this step. If the pigs have used this instead, you can guarantee they would have.
Don’t answer the door
Okay, to say you should never answer the door is a bit of a push. But, you should be careful about when you do so. Too many of us open up easy access to our homes without question. But, if you aren’t expecting anyone, you should approach with caution. You need to know that these guests aren’t going to force entry to your home. So, if in doubt, don’t be afraid to ask for credentials through the letterbox before opening yourself up. It may feel strange at first, but it’s a sure way to keep your home and your family safe. And, if people are who they say they are, they’ll be all too happy to provide.
Only recommended workers
In some instances, we invite invaders into our homes without question. We all need workers in the house now and again. But, some such workers can rob us and threaten our safety if we aren’t careful. To ensure it doesn’t happen, opt for companies your friends have used, or who are officially recommended. Otherwise, you won’t know who you’re letting into your home!