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5 Common Security Mistakes To Avoid
Posted on September 8, 2017 9:38 AM by Max Video
Categories: Home Security
The security of your home can be put at risk and sometimes it is due to simple mistakes on your part. While potential burglars are deterred by your residential security camera installation, you still need to be careful not to commit careless mistakes. Often, these happen when you become distracted or get in a hurry and usually make it easy for a burglar to enter your home. Here are 5 common mistakes that you need to be aware of and try your best to avoid.
Broadcasting Your Absence

The first mistake can lead to disaster quickly as burglars are always on the lookout for empty homes. Prior to traveling, you should take steps to make your home appear as normal as possible so your absence is not obvious.  Use smart lights to light up your home while you are away and ask a trusted person to pick up your mail. These simple acts significantly reduce the possibility of a potential burglar thinking your home is empty.
Failure To Engage Alarm

With a residential security camera installation, you should always make sure alarms and sensors are on. Make it a habit to set the alarm before you leave and upon entering your home. If necessary, post a reminder in a doorway so you never forget.
Forgetting To Secure Entryways

In a household with many family members, it’s easy to assume that someone else will close everything up before going to bed. It can be easy to forget so set an alarm in your phone to ensure all ground floor entryways are properly locked before going to sleep.
Not Maintaining The System

Once a year, you should get an expert to inspect your security system to confirm all components are functioning optimally. Failure to check your system could lead to a weak link in your home security. If your alarm or sensors use batteries, verify the lifespan of the battery and have them checked regularly.
Lack Of Staying Vigilant

A very common mistake among many is to be over confident. No matter how safe you feel, remain vigilant as burglars thrive on taking advantage of people who are careless. At all times, remain conscious about the security of your home and train other members of your household to avoid these simple mistakes.

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