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Common Home Security Mistakes You Might be Making

Last Updated on January 14, 2022

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Common Home Security Mistakes

Guest Post by Metador

No matter where you live you should always keep your home secure, it’s your comfort space and keeping it safe and secure should be a top priority, luckily security door manufacturer Metador is here to help.

Stop Leaving Keys Around

Having a key under the doormat might be a convenience if you ever leave your keys somewhere or need a neighbor to pop in but even the most amateur thief-to-be knows to check under a doormat or plant pot. If you absolutely need to leave a key invest in a quality key safe to keep your home secure.

Don’t Leave Things Lying Around

While you might picture a burglar as a professional criminal with a vast array of tools the truth is most are opportunists. Leaving a tool case lying around in the yard for example provides an easy opportunity for someone to break in or even just steal your tools, after all, a lot of tools can be pricey and would be a painful thing to replace.

Using the Wrong Security Equipment

Dummy cameras might look the part, but they are nothing but a deterrent. A lot of seasoned thieves can tell the difference from the real thing. Nowadays security is more affordable than ever before and with the rise of smart cameras that can be accessed from your phone, it’s a no brainer. The initial cost is steep for a quality system, but you can’t put a price on peace of mind, can you?

Leaving Valuables on Show

This is more common of a problem than you might think. Where you leave things like car keys and house keys matters. Outside of your home, your car is probably the most valuable thing you own, so why would you leave your keys somewhere easy to steal. Keep them out of sight from windows and if you have a car with keyless entry and start it’s worth getting a Faraday Key Box. Signals from keys can be cloned and duplicated making stealing your car a breeze.

Announcing Your Holiday Online

We all love a getaway, whether it’s a weekend away at a log cabin or a week in the sun. It’s tempting to post it on social media to show all your friends how great a time you’re having. But, according to this article, in the UK 43% of people know their burglar, meaning your posts while you’re away could be a dead giveaway that your house is empty.

So, there you have it, 5 common home security mistakes you might be making. Unfortunately, burglary isn’t uncommon so by following these tips you can keep your home more secure.

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Metador is a security door manufacturer based in Middlesbrough, UK. They manufacture a range of bespoke security doors for use in a range of industries.

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