Meaning of Security :the state of being free from danger or threat, a thing deposited or pledged as a guarantee of the fulfillment of an undertaking or the repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in case of default.
Points for Home Security :
- Pretend to be a burglar yourself, and try to think of ways to break into your own home. Study your home and observe any weaknesses in its security.
- Lock your doors. Even if you may have grown up in a place where it was okay to leave your door unlocked, the world is different now.
- Lock the windows. Ground level windows and sliding doors are easy to open from the outside.
- Lock the balcony door. Never leave the balcony door unlocked at night or when going out.
- Lock garage doors. Garage doors provide access into your home, so treat them as any other door; make sure they are locked properly, as well as the door that leads from the garage room into your house.
- New home, new locks. When moving into a new residence, change all locks as you never know who has a copy of your key.
- Leave the lights, TV, and stereo on. When you go out, leave a light on in any room in the house or invest in a light timer to automatically turn on lights at whatever time you want.
- Don't leave notes on the door.
- Close drapes. Keep drapes closed in rooms with expensive equipment that could give burglars a peek into your home.
- Report strange things to the police. If you see a strange car driving through the neighborhood several times a day, report it! If someone is sitting in their car parked on your street for a long time, report it! A moving van at your neighbors house with no for sale sign, report it!
- Install security lighting to your yard.
- Get an alarm system. If a burglar managed to break into your house, an alarm system could deter him from
- Change your lock if you ever lose your key. Someone else might have picked it up.
- Make sure your hedges are trimmed below the level of the windowsill.
- Get a dog. A dog bark can serve as a warning and attract attention, something burglars try to avoid.
- Never leave a spare key. It is not recommended to leave a spare key left anywhere around your home, especially in obvious places such as under the welcome mat.
- Get safety bars on windows. Especially if your home is located in a bad area. These will prevent burglars from breaking in through the windows.
- Get a safe. A safe can help protect not only valuables but also important paperwork, cheque books, bank statements and financial records.