This day and age, home security is very important for everyone. And unfortunately, most homeowners do not take the proper security measures into consideration. Without those measures in place they are leaving themselves and their families in their homes in danger.
Hopefully with this article you can break the cycle and begin implementing at the very least some basic home security. The problem many people find with home security is that there are so many options which can be very expensive. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to spend tens of thousands of dollars on security systems, security cameras, Gates and alarm monitoring. The good news here is that you can steer your home with the basic necessities without spending large sum of money.
So what can you do to make your home more secure? There are actually a lot of little things that you can do to secure your home on a budget and that will still deter burglars. I’ve included a variety of those things for you to look at below:
One – when it comes to protecting your home, proper lighting is very important. Criminals prefer to do their work under the protection of the dark night sky, which means when the lights come into play they will often times look for an easier target. Lighting is one of the most affordable ways to protect your house, some of the options include motion sensor lights, interior lights on a timer, porch lighting as well as lighting in the rear of your home.
Two – you may be surprised to find that more than one third of all burglaries take place through an open window or unlocked window. Windows are easy targets and are commonly left unlocked.Window locks are the easiest way to to secure the windows in your home. In most cases they require no installation and can be put in place in a few seconds. Aside from being fast they are also very cost effective, and actually you can the window locks either online or through your local hardware store for around five dollars per pack of four.
Three – while most burglars will not openly walk through the door of your home it is still one other area that should be secured. For the most part, keeping your doors locked is all you will need to do however you may also consider installing a deadbolt to prevent intrusion. Since we’re talking about doors already, I should also mention securing your garage door. Many people leave their garage doors open for long periods of time and even overnight but unfortunately this also leaves access to your home.
Four – if you’re unable to afford an alarm system for your home you might consider simply installing the alarm decals on the Windows around your home. While you may not think this will do much is actually been shown to deter criminals from entering your house for fear of setting off an alarm.