There are many mistakes that you may be making every day that puts your security at risk. Today we are going to look at five common mistakes that many make when they return home each day.

1 › NOT LOCKING YOUR CAR
It is critical that you always lock your car as soon as you get out of it. This is still important whether you park in your dive way, or a secure garage

2 › NOT LOCKING YOUR FRONT DOOR
Ensure you have your font door set up in a way that is easy for you to lock from the inside, and make sure you close and lock your door as soon as you enter. This prevents an intruder coming in behind you.

3 › LEAVING YOUR KEYS NEAR AN ENTRANCE POINT
If you keep your keys in a bowl, or on a hook near your front door, this is an unnecessary risk. This is particularly true if you have any windows around your door, where people can easily view where you place your keys each day. This makes them easy for an intruder to grab them in very little time.

4 › LEAVING YOUR VALUABLES NEAR AN ENTRANCE POINT
Try to avoid leaving valuable items, such as laptops, near any entrance points points of your home, such as by a door or window. Like keys, this provides the opportunity for someone to take this valuable item very rapidly.

5 › USE YOUR ALARM SYSTEM
It is quite common for someone to have an alarm system installed in their house that they don’t actually use. I you do not know how to use your alarm system, don’t have one installed, or need your system reprogrammed please contact us and we will assist you. An alarm system that is not working, or not turned on, will not help you.