Do you think where you live is considered safe? Each year there are about 2.5 million burglaries, 66% of which are home break-ins. Think your neighborhood is safe enough to not have a security system? Homes without one are 300% more likely to be broken into, according toSafe At Last 2021 burglary statistics.
Why is home security so important? Think about it. Everyone needs a safe place they can call home. Somewhere they can keep their belongings, have a place to relax and trust those inside it. Having a stranger coming in and treating your privacy like it’s a public space is enough to make someone extremely uncomfortable. One incident of someone breaking into your safe space can really take a toll on a person. Make your home security a top priority. Not sure where to start? Keep reading, we’ve got some ideas on how to start.
Taking note of the area you live in, the neighborhood you’re a part of and how your home is built is a good starting point of how you can figure out what security measures should be taken. Do you have roommates? Make sure you each have a key to unlock the front door. Have a garage door? Be sure only the people living there know the code. Worried about a previous tenant still having a key or knowing the garage code? Contact your landlord to change locks and codes immediately so you all can feel safe.
Depending on the style of your home, there’s multiple things you can double check to make sure are working properly and will prevent someone from coming into. The best part about this? It’s free to do. Make sure your windows are closed and locked, or you have something put in place allowing anyone from outside your home to open it. Checking to make sure your doors are locked and blinds are closed seem simple, yet some people forget about this simple and obvious one. An extra security measure you could do is putting and turning on a light at your front door. This way if a person knocks on your door in the middle of the night, you’re able to take a look to see who it is.
According to a2019 home security safety report, 59% of people ages 18-34 don’t have a security measure in their home and 33% of people claim they don’t have one because they cannot afford it. Most people would rather save money for just as effective safety measures. Especially if you’re only renting from this home, you’re not going to want to install an entire security system. Luckily there are cheaper options! Worried your door isn’t secure? Amazon sells a home security door smart lock for $12. Don’t have a peephole and want to see who’s at your door before opening it? You can purchase a doorbell camera for around $100! You can even pair it to you and your roommate’s phones to take a look at.
Almost 75% of people who have a security system feel safer in their home. Hopefully you’ll never have to worry about someone breaking into your safe space but just in case, be sure to pay close attention to security measures you can be taking to make sure this never happens to you and your roommate. We hope this blog helps you think about your home and how you can make it a better place to live in!
-The Chillow Team