Safety should be the top priority of any homeowner. Naturally, you want to keep yourself, your loved ones and your personal belongings safe from harm. If you take extra steps to ensure your home is safe, you may be eligible for discounted homeowners’ insurance as well. How can you make your home safer?
A home without exterior lighting makes the perfect target for a break-in. Installing exterior lighting is worth the investment because of the peace of mind that it brings. If a potential thief is welcomed to your property with motion activated lighting, they will likely think twice about trying to get away with any suspicious activity. Plus, if you plan on selling your home in the near future, exterior lighting is a cheap way to boost your curb appeal.
Emphasize Fire Safety
Every family should take steps to be prepared for a house fire. For starters, be sure to install smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on each floor of your home. Additionally, make sure each member of your household is comfortable operating the fire extinguisher.
A security system with cameras and an alarm will be sure to keep unwanted visitors from entering your home. If they decide to enter your home regardless, they will be welcomed by the sound of an alarm and the authorities will be notified promptly. That deterrent alone is enough to keep most thieves from entering a home.
Lock It Up
Even if you live in the safest of neighborhoods, it makes sense to lock up every night. All of your exterior doors should have a dead bolt for added security and your windows should be locked at all times (if they are not currently open). Sliding doors are much more vulnerable to break-ins than standard doors, so you may even consider installing a curtain rod or wooden plank in the track for extra protection.
Choose Home Insurance Coverage that Works for You at Freedom Insurance
We offer comprehensive, customized coverage from numerous major insurance carriers and make it easier than ever to find affordable policies that are exactly what you need. We have been serving clients throughout the greater Howard County and Carroll County areas since 1979, and we look forward to helping you and your family thrive. Get in touch today by calling (410) 795-2000 or requesting a free quote.