How to Stay Safe for National Safety Month

Keep your home safe throughout June’s Safety Month.

Keeping a safe home is one of your family’s biggest priorities. Unfortunately, your home may have present dangers that you are unaware of. As June is dedicated to safety, take this month to ensure that you have secured your home.

Here are a few tips to get you started!

Move the Key

Never ‘hide’ your key in your front porch. You’re not fooling anyone by putting your key underneath that plant pot. It’s as good as handing a thief a key to your home! Find a safe place on your property or leave your spare house key with a friend, relative, or neighbor that you trust!

Lights Are On, Someone’s Home

If you’re out for the day or week, set the lights to turn on automatically. From the street, if the lights are on, usually someone is home to turn them on.

Is It Locked?

Check (and double check) that you locked all doors and windows before leaving the house. Walk around the perimeter of your home before you leave to ensure that there are no windows that are open and all back doors are locked and secure.

Get Rid of Good Hiding Spots

Thick shrubs near the windows and overgrown hedges might give you privacy from neighbors, but they also provide convenient spots for burglars to spy on you and learn the layout of the house. Keep your trees and shrubs trimmed so that there is no room for a person to duck or hide out of sight.

Use Top Tech

A smart home automation system makes your life more comfortable, but also provides the security you need, deters burglars, and helps you monitor your home remotely. Smart locks, motion detectors, and surveillance cameras can be incorporated into your home’s security.

While you make changes to protect your home, let Eastland Escrows help you with your escrow needs. Contact us  today to get started on your escrow process in Covina and nearby cities in California.

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