4 Home Security Tips You Need to Protect Your Family During a Power Outage
When there’s a possibility for severe weather in your area, you prepare by purchasing a list of supplies and food. While it is important to stock up for a storm, it is also important to double-check your home’s security as part of your storm prep. Burglars are likely to take advantage of homeowners during a power outage thanks to reduced security and panic. Follow our four home security tips to keep your home and family safe.
Double-Check Your Locks
The first way you should prepare your home’s security for a power outage is to check the condition of the locks to your doors and windows. Ninety-five percent of home invasions use forceful entry by breaking a window, picking a lock, or kicking in a door. Burglars use any opening into your home as a way in – and they’ll do anything to get inside. Make sure you’re not making it easy for them.
If you have a home security system, make sure that it doesn’t automatically disarm when the power goes out. As an extra safety measure, lock all of your doors and windows manually.
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Make Sure Electronics are Safely Stored
The first thing thieves look for is expensive electronics such as televisions, computers, and other devices. If you’re worried about a break-in happening at your home during a power outage, it’s best to make sure your electronic devices are safely stored away in your home. They can be placed and locked inside an office, bedroom, or safe. Alford Safe & Lock provides an array of residential safes to keep your valuables protected locked away.
Keep Valuables Locked Away in a Safe
Another home security tip you should always follow is to keep valuables such as important documents, family heirlooms, and pricey jewelry tightly secured in a safe. If no one happens to be home during a power outage, thieves may break-in in search of your valuables.
An electronic safe would serve as the best protection against burglars for your most expensive and irreplaceable possessions. These safes are battery-operated, so, if needed, you can still add your valuables to it during a power outage.
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If a Break-In Does Occur, Call Us
Just as power outages happen, whether you’re home or not, so do break-ins. If you return to a home without power, which was broken into, call Alford Safe & Lock in Baton Rouge after reporting the incident to the police. We offer emergency lock services to make you and your family feel safe again with new strong locks or lock repairs. Since 1946 we’ve been the premier locksmith company in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.
[Related: When to Call an Emergency Locksmith]