4 Benefits of Regular Home Security Walkthroughs
Most homeowners are accustomed to performing regular maintenance tasks on their home’s most important components. Air filters are one example. These should be replaced every three months or so and the air filters themselves can vary greatly in quality. Makes sense, right?
Well, in a way, your home’s security level is another area you need to maintain.
How often do you inspect or walk through your home to check for security issues? While getting a professional’s opinion is a great idea, there are several benefits to conducting one yourself. Here are four of them.
Discover Unknown Issues
One of the biggest benefits to a home security walkthrough—especially if you haven’t performed one before—is that you get to thoroughly inspect every area of your home and discover issues you might not have even known about. For example, you might have wiring from an old security system that you no longer use, or you might discover a vulnerable access point to your home. You can’t fix what you don’t know about.
Identify Needed Upgrades
Once you’ve established a lay of the land, a home security audit can help you track and organize your security equipment—including which need to be repaired or replaced. If your front door doesn’t have a video doorbell, for example, that’s an area of improvement. Or, you might realize your security cameras aren’t giving you as clear of a picture as you’d like. Figure out what is most important to you and do a walkthrough to identify needed upgrades.
Establish an Emergency Plan
A side benefit of walking through your home to identify security issues is that you get better information for planning in case of emergencies. You can determine the quickest or most efficient route to exiting the home, as well as where home or gun safes are in case firearms are ever needed to protect against an intruder. If you’re just guessing or estimating aspects of your plan, there’s likely a better method waiting for you.
Gain Peace of Mind
Ultimately, you’ll have a better understanding of what will and won’t protect you in your home (and what is an issue you need to address) after a security walkthrough/audit. If everything looks to be safe and secure, you’re all set. If there are areas of improvement, a professional locksmith can be a great second set of eyes and give you further advice and guidance.
Whether you find something concerning during your home security walkthrough or if you’re interested in a security audit from a professional locksmith company, contact A-1 Locksmith today and we can give you the guidance you need.Back to Blog