It’s that time of the year again when temperatures rise, people go on vacations, and the kids are out of school. Unfortunately, while summer heat is soaring, it’s not the only thing that is soaring. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a report found that crime also escalates in the summer months–June, July, and August. Luckily, there are many summer security tips you can use to keep you, your loved ones, and your property safe amid rising crime rates. 

Summer Security Tips

Whether you plan to go on vacation, work remotely over the summer, or need to go into the office, you’ll need to ensure your home is secure. Basic solutions such as updating your locks are perfectly sound and should be done anyway, but there is much more you can do to protect your property from potential crime. 

Close Windows

Close windows

Nothing quite beats the summer night breeze you’ll catch through your window, but this comes with security concerns. Leaving windows opened leaves a very easy entrance for trespassers to use to gain access into your home. This doesn’t mean you can’t ever open your windows, especially on those hot, stuffy nights when even a fan isn’t doing its job. It simply means that the risk of trespassers entering through your window is higher when you either forget to close it or leave it open for long periods of time. Furthermore, when you do close it, remember to lock the latch afterward. 

Lock Doors

Much like remembering to close your windows after use, it’s important to remember to lock your door. There’s a lot of coming and going in the summertime, between the kids going in and out and constant errands. Sometimes remembering to lock the door or even double-check it closed all the way slips our minds. Burglars are more often to try regular doorways to enter homes, so keep this in mind the next time you use your front door. 

Furthermore, it’s always a good idea to check the integrity of your door and its locking mechanism. Calling a locksmith to inspect a sticky door or a lock that’s often faulty is a smart move in the summer months. If you have concerns with your door security, call a trusted locksmith. 

Hide Valuables

Another great summer security tip is to store your valuables somewhere safe, especially when you plan to go on vacation. The trick with hiding valuables is to keep them out of sight from potential burglars. If you have large, curtain-less windows, chances are a burglar who is casing out your home will be able to see something valuable worth stealing from the window. Even relocating certain items to put them just out of view is enough to deter burglars from choosing your property. 

Install Home Security

Smart Lock App on Smartphone

With all of the technological advancements, it’s no surprise that home security has made major progress. There are so many types of home security on the market nowadays, with some of the most popular ones being video doorbells, smart locks, and floodlights with built-in cameras. Each one is sure to benefit your home in one way or another. If you have questions about smart locks and their benefits, check out our blog about smart locks and security system upgrade benefits

The bottom line is home security systems are the best way to protect your home from potential burglaries as well as keep an eye on the place when you’re not home. A locksmith can help you set up whatever system you decide on.

One Last Summer Security Tip

United Locksmith is a family-owned, licensed, and insured Houston locksmith company. Started by a locksmith veteran, United Locksmith has grown into a leading locksmith business in Houston, TX. If you’re worried about your home’s summer security, give us a call or contact us on our website. We are prepared to help you make your home a secure place during the summer.