A Much Closer Look at Some Common Home Threats
November 26th, 2019
When we go the extra mile to secure our home, we want to feel safe and protected. However, there are some simple and unassuming everyday things that may actually threaten that security because they are often easily overlooked.
Home Security Signs
Many people put up home security signs in their windows, even if they don’t have a security system. They do this in an attempt to deter criminals from trying to break into their home. However, burglars are much smarter than we give them credit for these days.
Some criminals know how to tamper with and disarm a security system, so when you advertise the company you have, it makes it that much easier for them to do so. If you want to put a home security sign up, consider placing one that is from a different company than your actual security system.
These are definitely a line of defense you want for your home because it allows you to keep eyes on the property when you aren't there. However, you may not be the only one watching and checking in on things.
Some connected devices like your security cameras, doorbell cameras, and even baby monitors may have certain vulnerabilities, and these allow a hacker to take over the devices and then begin to monitor your home.
To protect yourself against this home threat, make sure to only purchase your devices from a reputable manufacturer and ensure that you keep all of your devices as up to date as possible. Finally, always use strong passwords and change them regularly.
Sharing Too Much on Social Media
Another common mistake many of us are guilty of is oversharing on our social media accounts. When we give a play by play online of our activities, we are essentially writing a calendar for criminals about the best times to break into our homes. They can quickly learn our routine and figure out when we will be home and when the home will sit empty.
You should be especially careful posting vacation photos because you will be gone for an extended period of time. Instead of posting while you are away, save the posts and photos for when you return home.
Incomplete Security Coverage
Not investing in the right amount of security coverage for the home is another common threat that can easily be avoided. When you safeguard your home, you want to cover every aspect of your home security. From installing the right locks and sensors on your doors and windows to other alarms and sensors for intrusion monitoring, it is always best to layer the protection for your home. A lower-cost security package may only include the most basic features that cover the bare minimum. You want to make sure that you are covering all your bases.
For more information on security systems and how you can layer your home security, contact Dyezz Surveillance & Security to discuss all the options that are available for you.