There’s no security system so durable that it can go without regular maintenance and inspections. Have yours checked out once a year. Link in bio. #defenseshopper #homesecurity #home #family #protect #annual #checkup #must #instadaily #weekend #takecare
Need something to make them think twice? Go to an Army/Navy store and get a pair of men’s boots, put them near your front or back door. https://www.defenseshopper.com
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Plan with a trusted friend or neighbor to “burglarize” yourself. This will give you the opportunity to discover any weaknesses or security lapses your house has. #defenseshopper #roleplay #learn #burglary #weakness #security #fix #protect #follow #instadaily #tips #friends #family
Do a door and lock inventory to make sure they all work—the only time a door should be unlocked is when someone is using it. #defenseshopper #home #security #door #locks #safe #reminder #staysafe
Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip, which could overheat and result in a fire. Do not plug any other electrical devices into the same outlet as the heater.
If you are using a space heater, remember the three feet rule. Place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away.
Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn it off when you’re leaving a room or going to sleep. #defenseshopper #coldweather #safety #home #family #freezing #ice #snow #instadaily #safetytips
VACATION TRAVEL? Make your home look lived in … maybe even consider hiring a house sitter. Keep things like normal.
Plan on hiring a house sitter to keep your home more secure while on vacation. Because they are coming and going like normal, your home never looks not lived in. One idea would be to find retired house sitters or those between jobs who will be present even more often than you are. This greatly reduces the risk of home burglary. Be sure to check out or get recommendation on any sitter you don’t fully know.
FAMILY KNOWS? Let family members or friends know where you are going and an approximate time you plan on returning. There are also mobile apps like Watch Over Me, bSafe, or React Mobile.
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TIPS for NO SECURITY SYSTEM – Trim trees and bushes. Overgrown provides cover for burglars and block neighbors view to alert you if needed. In addition to the increased viewing, it let’s everyone know the home is occupied. Add lighting for 24 hour presence.
FIREARMS? If you decide to carry firearm, ensure you do it legally and are trained frequently. Secure if not using.
A good alternative for personal protection is a chemical agent like pepper spray or mace. You might consider carrying a personal sized canister of protective gas. These products are available at DefenseShopper.com. You may want to consider buying two so that you can practice with the 2nd one and be familiar with how it feels to actually spray it and how far and wide the spray goes should you ever need it. You may want to consider placing them in strategic locations throughout your home so that you can reach one if needed.