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Do you have a troubled teen in your home? Are you looking for ways to monitor your teen's activity while you are away or sleeping? I was having serious issues with my teenage son sneaking out at night. It was not until my neighbor told me that he saw my son sneaking out late at night that I knew that he was doing it. The following week, I had a few features added to my home security system that has helped me keep my son in check. To find out what I have done to ensure that I am alerted of my son's attempts to sneak out, visit my website.

increasing security to stop a troubled teen

Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget About Your Outdoor Security System

Maria Watkins

If you are in the middle of spring cleaning, make sure that you don't overlook your outdoor security system. Here are a few things to clean and do this spring that will increase the security of your house:

Clean All Your Cameras

It is easy to forget about the cameras that are keeping a watchful eye over your house. After all, you initially put them in spots where people would not notice them. However, since it is spring cleaning time, take a dust rag and wipe off any dust that has accumulated on your cameras. You can also use some window cleaner to clean the lens on your cameras as well. For your cameras to work well, they need to be clean!

Trim Any Bushes That Obstruct The View Of Your Cameras

If you have cameras outside, check and see if any of your trees or bushes are obstructing their view. If they are obstructing the view, get out your garden clippers and trim the offending trees and bushes. If any trees or bushes look like they may soon obstruct your camera's view, you can get a jump start on the problem by trimming them as well.

Clean Your Spot LIghts

If you have motion sensor spot lights outside of your house, take a few minutes to clean off the lens with some window cleaner. Wipe away any dirt that has splattered up on them over the winter. If any of the bulbs have burned out, or are putting out a low level of light, replace them as well.

Trim Any Bushes That Obstruct Your Lights

Go out in the evening and turn on all of your outdoor lights. Having an adequately lit backyard will keep potential intruders away from your house. Pay attention to each light. If there are any bushes or plants that are blocking the light, make a note of which ones they are. In the morning, trim back those bushes and plants. 

Plant Bushes Close To Your Home

Finally, if you are thinking about updating your landscaping, think about planting some bushes under your ground floor windows. Intruders look for easy ways to break in. If you have big bushes growing under your windows, a potential intruder is not going to want to hassle with wading through your bushes to get into your house. By planting bushes directly under your windows, you increase the security and the beauty of your home at the same time. 

It's easy to forget about your outside home security system. Take some time this spring to clean all your outdoor security equipment and make sure that nothing is blocking it.