You’ve probably heard it on the news or from a neighbor about someone that had a home invasion. You may think “That’ll probably never happen to me, I live in a nice, peaceful neighborhood”. Honestly, it can happen to anyone at any time. Here are some tips and tricks to help ensure that you and your family stay safe at night.

Always Lock Up. This may seem obvious, but many people simply forget or don’t bother to lock up all the windows, doors and even garage doors, simply because they don’t think they are at risk. Sure the neighborhood is safe and you know your neighbors really well, but the threat most often comes from outside your neighborhood. So, make sure to lock up. It could mean lives.

Home Surveillance System. These might be expensive, but well worth the price. Hidden home security cameras with nighttime vision are the most recommended while readily visible ones can be easily destroyed. To help, you can tie most of these systems right into just about any device or devices you want. Now you can find out if that strange noise was simply a stray animal or someone lurking about your home.

Motion Sensor Lights. Naturally you want those even when you’re just coming home from a late shopping trip. These can also be of great importance to home safety at night. Deter a not that insistent break and enter guest.

Safety can never be overrated, so be safe and check out these other great tips for nighttime safety for your home, and just as importantly, your peace of mind. Be safe!