Home Security Essentials

Home Security Essentials

The following contribution is from another author.

Keeping our home secure is one of the top priorities in our lives since it is the place where we keep most of our valuable possessions and of course our family of an evening. So we need to make sure that everybody is kept out unless we want to invite them and of course. If you are security conscious then you may have thought about getting a CCTV camera fitted, there are even doorbells know that have a camera attached to them so you can see who it is exactly that is knocking your door. With all the new technology around there are plenty of things that we can consider when it comes to home security, but here are some ideas on what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe, as well as your belongings.


Security lights and cameras are a great deterrent for many potential burglars. These things are always great for distraction and can help you and your children out of a sticky situation. Even just having a view around your property in a virtual way, can help you prevent any problems whether intentional or otherwise. Keeping your home safely locked up is essential and usually, The right thing to do. Unfortunately, we can’t go out and leave our doors open anymore, we need to ensure that our goods and people we love are well protected and have a safe environment to spend time in. When you move into a new property it’s always a great idea to hire a locksmith so that they can change all the locks and help you feel safer in your own home. And the cameras that you have the option to buy are able to link to your mobile devices now so that you can watch what’s happening even when you are at home. This is a great idea for anybody that works all day, but also means you have evidence if there is anybody who will attempt to try and get into your property.


Having a great relationship with your neighbors is essential for keeping yourself and your property safe. Everybody likes to keep an eye on everybody else’s activity when you live in a neighborhood, and community spirit can be a very beneficial thing. There are neighborhood watch schemes in many areas, and maybe considering joining one of these is a good idea, but even just having a friendly chat with your neighbor now and again has been proven to reduce the chances of anybody trying to access your property without permission. It is always a good idea to have good relationships with your neighbors anyway, but this is an added bonus.


Keeping your property well maintained, ensuring that locks are secure, and your windows frames are all up to scratch, means that your property has fewer weaknesses for people to take advantage of. When a burglar is looking for a way into a property, they will always look for a weakness and away and that doesn’t take them too long. Criminals often want to get in and out of the property very quickly, and so this always helps them to get into the property a lot easier than otherwise would.

All you need to do really is make sure that you have all of the items that you need to be locked away, everything is up-to-date and maintained thoroughly, And everybody around your property is keeping an eye out for any potential trouble.

Check out this infographic for additional tips on apartment safety:

Infographic Provided by KEYper Systems


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).