7 cost-effective ways to increase your home’s security
Ensuring that your family is safe is of the utmost importance – putting certain home security products in place in order to provide peace of mind without compromising your home’s appearance. However, you should also take your budget into consideration in order to ensure that you don’t overspend in home security when you also need extra cash flow in other areas of your home’s upkeep.
Thus, when searching for certain home security products to improve your home’s security, don’t forget about the following products:
Install Grade 1 Deadbolt Locks
It’s particularly important to improve exterior doors’ security by replacing the existing locks with Grade 1 deadbolt locks (highest-grade security certificate). Not only for peace of mind, but to ensure that it becomes highly difficult for whoever that wants to enter your home. As easy as lock picking can be, you need to ensure that you’re equipped with the best locks on the market – especially if your security has been compromised recently.
Add Digital Light Timers
Before breaking and entering, burglars tend to keep a close eye on your happenings and habits during the day. Very rarely are they opportunists due to the high risk of getting caught. Thus, in order to confuse them and offer you the freedom to do as you please, it’s always wise to install digital light timers which will switch certain lights on even when you’re not home.
Apart from the fact that mesh screens keep bugs at bay, they also offer an element of home security within your budget. The unique Crimsafe Tensile Tuff Security Mesh, in particular, is made of 304 Grade Stainless Steel – meaning it cannot be cut, kicked in or pried loose. Security screens for your windows also enable you to maintain your beautiful view without compromising your security, not to mention the fact that you don’t have to worry about bugs entering your living room.
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Implement Landscaping Measures
It’s important to keep bushes and trees trimmed in order to eliminate ideal hiding spots. Of course, you do want to create a pretty garden, so it’s best to stick with ground covered shrubs or narrow trees for tight garden spaces. Remember, bushes may be pretty, but they offer excellent hiding space for burglars.
Modify Your Answering Machine Message
If you’re in possession of an answering machine, it’s most likely time to reevaluate the message recorded. Criminals will scope out the area before making a move, which makes it extremely convenient for them to call your home telephone to determine if someone’s home. Avoid recording messages which make it seem as if you’re not home. Yes, it may be tricky, but you can do it!
Avoid A Gate Bell
It’s extremely convenient for legitimate visitors who want to spend time with you at your home, but it’s also convenient for burglars to determine whether you’re home simply by ringing your gate bell. Instead, have real visitors contact you via your cell phone or landline in order to determine whether you’re home. It increases your home’s security more than you may realise.
Stack Away The Ladder
Always stash the ladder away after using it, instead of allowing it to lean against any exterior wall – making it highly accessible for burglars. Remember, nothing makes it easier for burglars to make it onto the balcony than a ladder that’s perfectly positioned in place.
Increasing your home’s security doesn’t have to be costly. In fact, it can be as simple as putting away tools after using them or improving your door locks for added difficulty trying to get into the house. However, as much as certain neighbourhoods are safer than others, you still need to be aware of your surroundings and alert most of the time in order to avoid being caught off guard.
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