In today’s world, crime seems to be running rampant. Whether you live in a big city or small town, chances are you know someone whose home has been broken into at some point. Needless to say, you don’t want you and your home to become the latest crime statistic. Rather than worry about your home being burglarized, here are some steps you can take to protect your home when local break-in rates start to increase.
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Install Security Lights
If there is one thing criminals try hard to avoid, it is homes that are well-lit both inside and outside. Thus, you should consider installing security lights around the exterior of your home. This is especially important in your backyard and near garages and storage buildings since burglars view these parts of your home as easy targets. Once you have dusk-to-dawn security lights in place, burglars will look elsewhere for their next target. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install them in your home.
Tools You’ll Need
Before you begin, make sure you have all of the necessary tools and supplies on hand. You will need a Phillips head screwdriver, a drill with bits, wire strippers, wire nuts, electrical tape, and safety glasses. Additionally, you will need the security light fixture itself as well as any accessories (such as motion sensors or timer switches).
Mounting the Fixture
Once you have all of the necessary supplies, it’s time to start installing your security light. First, find a spot on the exterior of your home that is out of reach from potential intruders but still accessible enough for wiring and mounting. Mark this location with a pencil or marker so that you know exactly where to put your fixture. Then use a drill to attach the mounting bracket (included with the fixture) to your house via screws (also included). Once it’s securely mounted, attach the fixture to its bracket using bolts or screws (whichever is appropriate).
Wiring The Light
Now it’s time to do some wiring! Begin by turning off the power at your breaker box then locate and remove any junction boxes near your intended location. Use wire nuts to connect wires from both ends of each circuit into an appropriate junction box then mount it back onto its wall or ceiling space using screws or bolts (again whichever is appropriate). Finally, run new wires from each end of this junction box down into your security light’s mounting bracket before connecting them into place using more wire nuts. Remember: black wires are hot while white wires are neutral – always double-check before making connections!
Now that everything is wired correctly, turn on the power at the breaker box and test out your light! If all went according to plan, you should now have a working security light that will help keep unwanted visitors away from your home. It may seem intimidating at first but trust us – installing security lights doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow these simple steps carefully. Good luck!
Should someone attempt to break into your home, having the incident on video will make it easy for police to catch them and for prosecutors to get a conviction in court. To do this, you can install a video surveillance system that includes exterior cameras that are made to be virtually unnoticeable to those who don’t know they are in place. Along with the cameras, you may also want to consider installing a video doorbell. Once you do, you can download an app to your smartphone that will let you see what is going on at your home day or night, wherever you happen to be at the moment. Read on for a step-by-step guide to installing video surveillance on your boat.
Choose Your Location
The first step in installing video surveillance on your boat is choosing where you want the cameras placed. You should consider placing cameras near any entrances or exits, around areas where valuable items are stored, or anywhere you think they could be useful. This will ultimately depend on how much coverage you want and how many cameras are available to you.
Install the Cameras
Once you’ve chosen the locations for placement, it’s time to start installing the cameras. First, make sure that all of the wires are connected properly and that any power cables can reach the nearest power source without issue. Then, use appropriate screws or mounts to secure each camera in its desired location. It’s important that each camera is positioned correctly so that you can get maximum coverage with minimal blind spots.
Set Up Your Recording System
The last step is setting up a recording system for your video surveillance system. This will be necessary if you want to access footage from past recordings as well as Livestream footage from current recordings. Depending on what type of recording system you have, this could involve connecting additional cables or setting up an online account with a third-party provider. Once everything is set up correctly, your video surveillance system should be ready to go!
Join a Neighborhood Watch Program
One of the best ways to protect your home from break-ins is to become part of a neighborhood watch program. By having this program in your neighborhood, you can be sure that should any suspicious activity take place in or around your home, your neighbors will notice and immediately call the police to the scene. Once you have this program established, you can also work with your local police department to learn even more ways to protect your home.
Make It Look Like You’re Home
Even if you are at work or perhaps on vacation, you nevertheless always want to make it look like someone is always at home. To do this, you can make sure your mail does not pile up in your mailbox and your home does not always stay dark at night. To keep your home safe, have a neighbor collect your mail and install smart technology in your home that will let you turn your lights on and off with your smartphone.
If you put these tips into practice, you will make sure your home looks very uninviting to any potential criminals.