If you want to prevent theft or break-ins, your home requires a certain level of protection. How do you know whether your home’s security is good enough to keep your family safe though? This is where a security audit comes in.
A security audit is a visual inspection that helps determine whether your current security measures are good enough.
What a Security Audit Uncovers
When a security audit is conducted in Doral Miami, this is what it can reveal about your home.
- Property Access Vulnerabilities
During a security audit, your home and property is evaluated in order to identify any vulnerable areas where criminals could potentially get in. By making it difficult for criminals to get onto your property and into your home, you can enjoy greater peace of mind both day and night.
- Malfunctioning Cameras and Alarms
If your home currently has an alarm system and cameras, it’s important to make sure they’re working correctly. If you’re about to move into a new home, an audit will determine where you should consider placing security cameras. If you already have cameras in place, the audit will ensure the most vulnerable areas of your property are covered. Investing in quality security equipment is one of the best ways to add an extra layer of protection to your home.
- Inefficient Locks
Locks can be the one thing that stands between your home and criminals. During a security audit in Doral Miami, all the locks on your external doors will be evaluated, including your garage door. If you are moving into a new home, we highly recommend changing your locks and updating any codes on security keypads. You never know who may still have a copy of a house key, including realtors and handymen.
- Poor Outdoor Lighting
Criminals don’t want to be seen, which is why lighting is another aspect that’s evaluated during a security audit. If there are particularly dark areas around your home and property, installing motion-activated lighting is a great way to deter criminals. It also helps save energy when the lights don’t need to be on throughout the night.
- Unsecured Windows
How easy would it be for a criminal to enter through a window if they were able to get close enough to your home? During your audit, your windows will be evaluated, particularly on the ground floor of the house, to determine whether locks need to be installed or updated.
- Visual Deterrents
When criminals first start looking for houses to burgle, they evaluate the outside of the home. If there are warning stickers and signs that indicate the house is protected by a security company, it already makes it less likely that they will target your home. This is another kind of recommendation that might be made during a home security audit.
- Hiding Spots
Lastly, if you live in a freestanding home, your landscaping and vegetation will be considered. A poorly landscaped garden offers the perfect hiding place for criminals. Hedges and shrubs should all be trimmed on a regular basis if you want to make your Doral home less vulnerable.
There is no right or wrong time to schedule a security audit. If you are planning to move into a new home, it’s advisable that you schedule the audit before you move or quite soon afterward. Moving homes already leaves you quite vulnerable, so make sure that your new home is going to keep you, your family, and your belongings safe.
Changing your locks is one of the easiest and fastest ways to secure your new home in Doral Miami. Contact us to find out how we can assist.