The safety of your car and the safety of your home go hand in hand. Whether you park your car in a garage or out in the driveway, there are ways to improve the security of your home and your vehicles.
First and foremost, take precautions to keep your car safe. Whether it is in the garage or in the driveway, follow these simple tips to keep your car as safe as possible.
- Lock your doors and keep the windows up. Even if a window is cracked, thieves can use a coat hanger or other objects to reach in and unlock the doors.
- Park in a well lit area, if possible. If you do not have a garage, parking in a well lit area will deter burglars.
- Keep valuables locked in your glove compartment or hidden away. Even things like loose change should be hidden.
- Never leave your keys in the car.
Once you have improved your vehicle security by following the previous tips, it is time to take home security into account as well. Using home security cameras is a great way to make your outdoor areas, driveway, and garage a safer place. Burglars are much less likely to target a home with visible security cameras.
If you do not have security cameras set up, another way to deter burglars is to keep outdoor spaces well lit. Install motion sensored lights in your driveway to keep burglars from targeting your home. You can also use these lights to improve home and car security when you are not home or out of town. Most outdoor lights can be scheduled to come on and off at certain times of the day.
Taking extra precaution to keep your home and vehicles safe is a great way to give yourself peace of mind and know that your belongings are safe from thieves. Follow these list of tips to improve your car and home security.
If you are interested in having home security cameras installed at your home, call Hawkeye Security or visit hawkeyesecurity.us to find more information.