More Ways to Improve Your Home Security

worker working on door lockWith today’s technology and all these locksmiths with smart locks knocking at your door you’ll be very tempted to upgrade your home security system, and why not? It’s a significant investment, and you’re protecting your family and loved ones. Here’s the catch some of these home security systems can cost up to $1000, and that’s no pocket change. We understand that not everyone can invest that kind of money in a home security system, have no worries folks, in this article we are going to give you some tips so you can affordably improve your home security. Including upgrading your home locksHere are some Low-cost options to keep your home safe.
  •    Window Shades- Window shades are a great idea to prevent intruders from looking into your home, it makes it very difficult to see if someone is home. When getting them to consider treatments that offer some light filtration, this way during the day you’ll have natural daylight come in the house even though the window shades are down. You can get some window shades starting from $85.54
  •    Up-grade Locks- Guys upgrading your locks doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go and buy a smart lock that will set you back $300, no you can change your old lock with one that will you more security, however, make sure that you always lock them. For your exterior doors consider getting a Grade 1 (high-grade security certificate) deadbolt such as a Schlage.
  •    Lights on when not home- This is straight guys, putting interior lights, TVs, and radios on timers so that you can create the illusion that someone is home when they’re not. Some modern digital light timer gives you a key benefit over the traditional models by having lights cycle on and off randomly. So you won’t have to leave the light on when you’re out.
  •    Motion sensors– Sometimes leaving the lights on at night time on the porch can be a bit suspicious. Some thief already knows this trick, so a great option is to install motion-or infrared-n controlled outdoor lighting. They are great and very affordable, and when a burglar comes near, they’ll turn on thinking that someone from the inside of the house turned them on. Motion detector lights can cost as low as $15.99 in Amazon. 
  •    Keeping your planting trimmed- doing a little landscaping will help you keep your home more secure. Prune and replace large foundation planting, this way, intruders cannot hide behind a bush or shrub while prying open a window or door.
  •    Neighborhood watch- I think a neighborhood should stick together as one and support each other especially when it comes to the security of your homes. I suggest that you form a neighborhood watch group. This type of group is effective crime deterrents because they encourage the people that live in the neighborhood to be vigilant and to call the police whenever they see something weird going on.
  •    Guarding your garage- garages are and have been an easy way to enter the home, most people don’t take the security of their garages seriously. Try always to keep your garage door closed, even when you’re home, so thieves are not able to spot any valuable items that they’ll want to steal later. If you can try lock all your valuables in your garage with chains and padlocks.
  •    Social media awareness- With today’s social media being such an essential part of life, we need to be careful what we post and Especially when we post it. What I mean is that this information can be used against you by burglars. By you posting that you’re in Cancun, Mexico on vacation you’re letting the burglars know that your home is not occupied and that they can go and break-in. be careful with what you post.
Here are some tips to secure your home and not only that but they are very affordable. So don’t be a victim of burglary because of not having a secure home. Good luck!

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