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Do These 5 Things Today to Increase your Home Security

Do These 5 Things Today to Increase your Home Security

When it comes to protecting your home or business, having an active security system like SmokeRhino’s security smoke (designed to prevent burglars from gaining access to your belongings) is essential. But there are also additional precautions you should take right now to decrease the chances of your home being burglarized.

These security tips along with your security smoke system will help protect your home, business and your family.

Keep car keys next to your bed

Having your car on your nightstand (besides guarantying never to lose them again) is a great way stop suspicious activity. If you suspect the presence of a burglar trying to break into your car or home, immediately press the “Panic” button on your key ring. The turmoil will scare the intruder leaving him with no choice but to flee the scene.

Lock your car!

This Security Tip seems kind of obvious, but theft of and from parked cars is one of the most common complaints received by the police. Burglars hit residential areas late at night and busy parking lots (usually during the day) and go vehicle to vehicle lifting door handles. If they find an unlocked car, all it takes is a few seconds, a quick look, and off they go with laptops, purses, and other valuables. Sometimes they simply take the car itself. So be conscientious and lock your car!

Protect your printers

Modern printers often store documents in their on-board memories and maintains hidden logs that anyone with a Wi-Fi connection and the right knowledge could access. Take pertinent measures to ensure that the printer is configured only to allow access from approved networks and devices; change the default password to the administration control panel and keep your printer’s software up to date since updates can add new or improved security features, patch known security holes, and fix other issues.

Shred your stuff!

Identity theft is real, and you may not even know you’ve been a victim of it until the day you apply for a loan for your dream house and find out your credit has been ruined.

One way to protect your identity is to shred your personal papers, including receipts, credit offers, account statements, and expired credit cards. You can buy a shredder for around $50 and prevent “dumpster divers” from getting your personal information.

Don’t advertise your vacations

Don’t talk about vacation plans in public areas like the mall, grocery store, gym, car rental office, etc. More importantly: resist the urge of posting on social media if you are traveling. Even though you trust your friends, you never know who might learn that you're not home.

Numbers don’t lie: there are 2.5 million burglaries per year, 66% of which are home break-ins with an average loss per burglary of $2,416. Pretty disturbing, right? Security is an important matter that requires constant overseeing. Preventive actions like the tips we have shared with you, will make the difference and keep you from become part of the statistics.