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The days are finally getting longer and warmer! When you open your doors and windows to get some fresh air, you may be inviting in more than the Spring breeze. About 23% of home burglars get access to the home through a first-floor window.

Follow these security tips to make sure your home is secure for the warmer weather.

Install Security Cameras and Sensors

It has been proven that security systems and cameras deter burglars from breaking into homes and businesses. You can read a study done by AIREF Co. on what security methods deter burglars here. Amherst Alarm’s security professionals can propose the best way to protect your home or business with security cameras and sensors. They will work with you to ensure your location is secure so you can enjoy open windows and doors worry-free.

Close and Lock your Windows and Doors

This may sound easy to do, but many people forget to close and lock their windows when they leave for the day. A majority of home burglaries take place between 10 am and 3 pm. If you are away during the day at work or school, this leaves your home vulnerable. A simple alarm on your phone or a post-it by the door can serve as a reminder to lock up for the day.

Set Light Schedules

Lights are typically a sign that your house is occupied. Setting light schedules using Home Automation from Alarm.com is a great way to give the illusion you are home even if you are gone. For more information about Home Automation, click here.

If you have any questions or would like to secure your home for the Spring, give Amherst Alarm a call today to set up a free security review!