Your home is where you want to feel safest. It should be like your own castle. Safe from the outside while being cozy and warm on the inside. There are several ways that you can make your home safe including a home security system. This article will hopefully give you some tips on little things you can do to make your home safer and without breaking the bank for a fancy home security system.
Home Security System
Some form of a security system should always be a priority when you are looking at making your home safer. There are several options for every budget and level of protection, you just need to find a home security system that suits you. You should look at local crime statistics to see the level of crime in your area. Considerations you should think about are how you are going to install the system, brand reputation, and up-front/monthly costs.
When looking at home security systems you should be thinking about how long the response time is when your alarm sounds, if there is a mobile app, and how integrable it is to the rest of your smart home features. You should also think about how easy it is to arm and disarm the alarm as well as how easy this will be able to imitate by potential threats. Do your research and you will be able to find one that suits you.
Secure the doors
Approximately 34% of home burglaries are committed by strolling through the front door. Have a look at your exterior doors to ensure that the door frames are strong and that the hinges are protected.
Also, if your mail slot is big enough to reach through, make sure that a burglar can’t reach in to unlock the door. If you have recently moved into a home that was previously occupied, then you should change the locks to ensure your safety.
Make sure that your doors are lock pick-proof by testing locks against various lock picking tools. In addition, install a deadbolt, and change the screws on the strike plate with longer ones to reinforce your door. Finally, consider using a door jammer to make it even tougher to break into.
Locking the windows
Windows are the next obvious choice for any intruder. This is because latches on windows aren’t always effective and can be flimsy and weak. To prevent this, you should reinforce the window security film and install window and glass break sensors.
Other than that, you can add window bars. As an alternative, you can plant prickly and uncomfortable bushes near your first-floor windows so that the burglar will have a tricky time getting close to your window.
Light up the Landscape
Keeping the criminal in the light is a sure-fire way to make them panic and hopefully prevent them from breaking into your home. You can get motion sensor lights that will activate when somebody comes within a certain radius. This can not only help you deter criminals, but you can enhance your evening walks because your lights will help you see the front steps in the dark.
Making your home safer
You need to make sure that you feel comfortable in your home. Taking these simple steps can help you relax and be safe in your castle.