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Make your home safer with these tips.  

As a homeowner, you already lock the doors at night, use deadbolts, and may even have a high-tech security system to safeguard your home. Unfortunately, locks and cameras don’t always keep thieves out. To safeguard your home properly, why not stack everything you can in your favor? Here are some lesser-known tips to better protect your property.

Light up the landscape

Vandals, burglars, and other criminals don’t like to be in the spotlight. We all know that we should leave exterior lights on overnight to prevent criminals from lurking in the shadows, but what about smarter lighting? Motion-activated lights startle potential intruders while saving energy. You will also cut down the risk of a stumble on your front steps.

Lockdown your Wi-Fi

Your wireless network is a doorway to your personal and financial information. If you use home automation, it can also make your house vulnerable to a break-in. Make sure to secure your wireless router, enable encryption, rename and hide your network, use a firewall, and create strong passwords.

Keep your car key by your bed

Although we’d advise keeping your car key near your front door, having a spare in the nightstand can prove useful. If you hear unusual activity outside in the dead at night, you can hit the panic button on your car’s keyset, which will then activate the car’s alarm. In turn, this scares off thieves that may have been eyeing up your vehicle. 

These tips can help you to better protect your property. Ensure that you have the optimum homeowners insurance by visiting the professionals at Sausman Insurance Agency. Our team is here to help you protect your home in Mifflintown, Millersburg, Lewistown, and beyond.