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Summer Home Security Tips

It is almost May and that means we are getting closer to the end of the school year and the start of summer. While you may find yourself at home more in the summer than during other times of the year, it is still important to keep home security as a priority. During the summer season there are specific security measures that you should take to ensure that your home is as safe as possible. If you want to enjoy the spring and summer weather and eliminate the need to constantly worry about the security of your home, read on to hear about our top security tips.

  1. Once the weather begins to get nice, it is natural to want to open doors and windows and let in a nice breeze and fresh air. However, doing this often leaves your home completely unlocked, as many people do not lock their screen doors often. This lets intruders easily come inside, if you leave a screen door unlocked when you leave the house. If you have a screen door or like to have your windows open, be sure to be present during all times that you are enjoying the fresh air, and close and lock your windows and doors any time you are not present.
  2. Another characteristic of spring is increased vegetation, which means you are probably getting back outside to cut the grass, work on your landscaping, wash the car, etc. When doing this be cautious of leaving leaving doors and your garage door open. All it takes is for you to step back into your home for a moment and an intruder is able to steal something from your garage quickly and easily. Keeping your garage closed as much as possible will help prevent theft of things like power tools and bicycles, which are often targeted by intruders.
  3. Lastly, it is important to be smart about the items that you keep on your deck during the spring and summer season. It is very common today to find nice furniture, grills, and televisions on a deck or back porch area. All of these items can attract thieves and make your home a target. Make sure that any of the items of value on your deck are put away or locked up safely when you are not home or present.

As you find yourself spending more and more time outside, keep in mine these home security tips to protect your home and your family. If you are still worried about the security of your home after following these tips, call Hawkeye today. We can install security systems in your home that will provide you with the peace of mind to enjoy the summer season.