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Home renovations – how to stay safe

You may be forced to temporarily relocate during large-scale home renovation or construction projects. Therefore, when the construction crew leaves each day, your home and belongings are left unsupervised and may be at risk of theft. Below are a few tips to help mitigate the threat from burglars.

Install temporary motion sensors during new home construction and a permanent burglar alarm system once the home is complete.

If you are renovating your home, make sure your burglar alarm is functional during the project and particularly after your construction crew leaves each day.

Install outdoor motion-activated lighting to illuminate all sides of the house and temporary fencing around the perimeter of your property, including a gate or chain link across the driveway.

Consider hiring a security guard or installing a surveillance system to be monitored at a central location. The guard should regularly inspect the interior and perimeter of your home for any water leaks, smoke, or intruders. Place cameras for a surveillance system around the interior and perimeter of your home.

Now that you’ve been safe during your renovations, you may want to consider a few more home projects. Keeping your family safe should be your top priority. Try a few of these ideas to add safety features to your home. Not only will your home and family be safer, but you’ll also increase your home’s value.

  • Install motion detectors. Motion detectors can deter thieves because a light comes on when motion is detected. Put these detectors near all external entrances.
  • Don’t forget deadbolts. Replace any old or broken locks with newer, safer deadbolts. A deadbolt is harder to pick, keeping the inside of your home safe from intruders. If you’ve recently bought a home or let any repairmen or contractors have a key to the house, be sure to change all the locks in the house.
  • Criminals like a dark area where they can’t be seen. Replace outdoor light bulbs. If you have burnt out or broken bulbs outside, change them right away. An illuminated back yard or front entrance will help deter thieves.

For an obligation free home risk assessment, contact TRSS – make safety a priority and you will never have any regrets.