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Friday, November 7, 2014

Invest Time This Weekend to Improve Your Home Security!

The weekend is coming up and if you don't have any major commitments perhaps it would be a good idea to dedicate some time into improving your home's security? While a daunting task, it is well-worth the invested time. So, in order to help you out we've prepared and enhanced version of our previous guide and we hope you'll put it to good use!

Keep Things Under a Tight Lock

 A good lock is rarely enough on its own to stop a burglar, but it is a step in the right direction. Keep a low-security lock as well as your windows/doors opened is like inviting a criminal in for tea! It is perhaps best that you make a list of all the doors and windows on your ground floor so that you always remember to close and lock them during the night. Don't forget a single door, especially not the backdoor, the basement door or a door that might be connecting your house with the garage. Also close the windows shut. If you have some extra money you should purchase iron bars or strong window rollers/shutter so that nobody can break the windows and jump into your home.

Remember - It's You Who Controls the Area

Don't allow the criminal to use the area around your home to their advantage. If there is a lot of brush, branches and other high vegetation around your home you should consider trimming it down enough so that it is impossible for a burglar to hide there. You should also invest a bit of money into evening lamps or even motion-detecting reflectors as these are known to scare burglars away.

Add some security alarms to your doors and windows!

The Local Community

There are a lot of ways in which members of the same community can help each other when it comes to home security. Meet up with your neighbors and talk about what you have done so far to improve your home's defenses and ask them to keep an eye out from time to time for anything suspicious. If the whole community is worried about home invasions or other problems that the area might be having, it is also your right to organize a neighborhood watch to keep things under control and safe. If you are going somewhere and leaving your home unguarded, then it is also wise to lend a key to a trusted neighbor so that he or she can check things every day and pick-up your mail for you.

Lights & Sound

Most burglars won't dare to invade a home whose owners are present. On rare occasions they will burglarize a home while the owners are sleeping which means that your home is most vulnerable when you are either asleep or away from home. Lights and sound are, however, a very powerful tool for keeping burglars away. While they will not always fool burglars, they will still give them too much doubt and make them to refuse risking it. Just turn on some porch light, a radio and leave the TV on, it should be enough. Make sure you do this especially if you are away.

Make DIY Alarm System

 If you really have some free time for a more advanced project then have a look at our small motion alarms and dummy cameras which can be both for less than $50. If you can get a couple of these and do a bit of creative thinking, you will no doubt end up with a powerful home security system that will do its job well. Remember to include a fake sticker on your fence saying that your home is protected it by some well-known security company.

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