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Social Media and Home Security

Social Media and Home Security

Although the internet and social media have opened many doors for us to share our most memorable moments with friends and family, they can also place us at a much higher risk of being burgled if they are not used wisely and safely. In this article, we address the effect of online activity especially sharing something on social media.

Documenting our lives on social media has rapidly become the standard in today’s digital era, with the majority of people unable to go anywhere without posting a photo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat. Holidays and social media activity have become correlated over time. If you use social media, you can’t seem to avoid seeing airport “check-ins” on Facebook and beach pictures on Instagram if you’re a regular user.

Bragging about your outings and vacations on social media will potentially invite burglars to target your house. As a result, it’s important that you exercise caution while using social media when you’re away. Waiting until you return before sharing something and not tagging yourself in locations are two easy ways to accomplish this.

Below are some helpful tips for you to share memories and keep yourself safe.

Strangers should not be accepted as friends or followers. We are told as children not to speak to strangers, and the same is true online. Although accepting a follow or friend request isn’t the same as talking to someone, adding a stranger online can be risky because you’re basically sharing your life with someone you don’t know.

According to research, many burglars research their victims online before making a move, so you should only accept requests from people you know. Setting your accounts to private is a smart way to keep unwanted users off your social media.

Don’t brag on social media. There are a few that likes to brag about their luxury on social media sites. Sharing things like high-end automobiles, laptops, and clothing. Separately from being a little unpleasant, this urge to brag will land you in a lot of home security trouble, as burglars are likely to take a shine to your belongings and strike while you’re away.

Aside from expensive things, some people make the error of boasting about their home protection. While this might seem to be a good deterrent to criminals, it may actually make your home more susceptible to break-ins by giving burglars information on how your property is secured.

Enhance the security of your home. If you’re a frequent user of social media and often share images while on vacation, make sure your home security is up to par. We give free security update surveys at Chubb Locksmiths to help you improve the security of your home.

Having beefed-up security will take your mind off worrying about your home to focus more on your exciting journeys. Installing high-end devices and locks will definitely cover the weak points of your home security.

All in all, you can still post anything you want on the internet. As long as you do your duty to protect your home. If you need advise on how to do that, contact us. Mobile Locksmith Northern Ireland boasts well-trained and well-equipped locksmiths, capable of providing high-quality service to all our customers. Give us a call and we will be there quickly.


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