Home Security-A Great Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive
You have probably seen the ads on TV or in printed media for home security systems. They entice you to sign up in several ways. A monitored home security system can cost $2,000-$3,000 or more. It may help prevent burglars from stealing from you.
In this article we will discuss a home security strategy that will prevent criminals from getting into your home in the first place. This strategy involves a few simple deterrents so you can minimize your chance of becoming a victim and experience peace of mind-all without spending a bunch of money.
This home security strategy is particularly effective for new homeowners who don’t have a lot of money to spend on home security which is so important to protect your home from burglary.
Once you clear your lower-level doors and windows of potential hiding places, make sure you keep all your doors and windows locked even when you’re at home. Close to 60% of all burglaries happen through unsecured windows and doors.
- A fence on the outside perimeter of your property is a good start.
- Follow that up with security signs posted in your front yard or decals in your front window that warn of a guard dog on the property or a security system in place. Believe it or not, burglars see signs like this and pay heed to this “advertising”. The number one thing burglars don’t like is a dog on the property. A security sign that warns of a guard dog is a very effective home security tool to prevent burglary.
- If burglars don’t know what’s in your house, they are less likely to make it a victim. For burglars who can see a big screen TV sitting in your living room thru your front window they salivate at the idea of stealing it, so keep your curtains closed.
- Next to dogs, security cameras represent the biggest deterrent to home burglary. Security cameras are a lot less expensive than they used to be, but can still set you back several hundred dollars which many homeowners find too expensive. Consider getting fake security cameras that are just as realistic looking as the real thing at a fraction of the cost.
These four steps are meant to keep burglars out of your house, but if they do break-in or attempt to break-in, nothing works better at stopping them in their tracks than a window alarm that can make a noise as loud as 120 dB should someone try to open the door or window.
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