When it comes to improving your home’s security, you don’t need to splurge on those fancy, ultra-sophisticated, and expensive security systems being paraded around on TV. In fact, you can upgrade your home’s safety for as little cash as possible. Read on to find out how.
Keep the Yard Clean – Don’t give thieves a place to hide (not to mention something for your kids to sneak out through). Tall trees and shrubs can help in a crime due to their dense branches, which can easily create suitable hiding places.
Lock It Up – The most time a thief would like to spend breaking into your home is only a minute. A good assortment of locks like standard, key-operated ones fitted to all external-hinged doors, and those with an in-latch mechanism (which prevents burglars from using a credit card to bust it open) can make breaking into your home a long, tough, high-risk act.
Outfit your Windows – In terms of security, windows are your home’s Achilles’ heel. It’s important to make sure that all of them are closed and locked down before you leave (regardless of how brief your trip is). Adding things like shades and special security film on your windows can also help by hiding valuables from plain sight.
Install Warning Stickers – Play with a burglar’s psyche. You can place highly visible stickers with warnings like “My Rottweiler can run faster than you,” or “Big brother is watching you,” which indicate the presence of cameras or an alarm system.