Everyone knows that strong locks and a quality home alarm system will keep most criminals out of your home. However, what are the least obvious techniques for keeping your family safe? Here are five unconventional tactics that are great for home security.
Just how safe IS your Safe deposit box for sale? Sure, it’s in a bank….but banks get robbed all the time. Sometimes robbers go straight to the deposit boxes because they know that’s where the good stuff is. After all, it’s hard to walk out of a bank with huge bags of cash (those things are incredibly heavy!), but if they can walk out with a handful of diamonds that may be worth millions of dollars…well, you get the idea.
Put your cell phone on ICE! Add a contact to your cell phone and name it: In Case of Emergency. Then list whom you would want to be contacted in the case you ended up in the hospital. Hospitals are now checking cell phones for emergency contacts.
Loaded guns. Hopefully this one is a no-brainer. If you’re moving with a loaded gun and want to take it with you, check all applicable laws especially if your move is taking you across state lines.
Deuteronomy 17:14-20 is God’s instructions to the Israelites to appoint a kings who will fear God and observe his laws. God knew that when the Israelites settled in the Promised Land they would ask for an earthly king to lead them. The only way for the king to make wise decisions was to write out God’s laws and read them daily. The king’s strength was not to be in wealth or political alliances, but in God’s Word. It is an anchor in stormy times. It sustains us and keeps us on the course God has planned for our lives.
Consider identity theft to be a key element in your home security plan. Everyone knows the importance of keeping jewels and cash in a safe, but what about paperwork? Often, paperwork can lead to more value for a criminal than stolen jewels or artwork, if they are registered and traceable. Pick up all the bank statements and credit card bills, get your car registration info and social security card and lock them up. Even with an alarm system, a criminal can run in and run out quickly with a few papers — they’re not heavy and don’t arouse suspicion..
11. Stay in contact with your probate attorney. The estate can pay his fees, but you must be sure that what you’re doing is within the law. Ignorance is no excuse.