Are You Wanting To Add Safety To Your House?
Remember television shows like The Andy Griffith Show and Petticoat Junction? In the neighborhoods that are depicted in those shows, there was sometimes a bit of mischief, but rarely was there serious crime. Unfortunately, just watching the evening news on your television, or just listening to the radio as you drive in your car, shows you that crime is a real thing; maybe even in gated- communities. From hiring a commercial locksmith to establishing a neighborhood watch, here are some ideas that might help you to add safety to your house.
Why You Need Locks on Your Fence Gates
A new fence around the perimeter of your property can offer curb appeal and provide some privacy. Depending on the type of fence and the layout of your yard, you may have one or two gates — a gate at the front is likely, but you may also have one at the rear if you occasionally come and go from that direction, too. While your fencing contractor might complete the gates to your satisfaction, you should think about having proper locks installed beyond the simple mechanism that comes standard with the gates.
How To Make Your Home's Front Door More Secure
While you may think that the best way to make a home more secure is with a fancy alarm system, you should consider making security improvements to your front door. While an alarm system will alert you of a break it, the alarm won't stop somebody from actually getting in. The goal should be to cause a burglar to give up and move on to another home, rather than see what they can steal once the alarm sounds.