While a fully monitored home security system is ideal, it comes with a price tag that many would struggle to accommodate. That doesn’t mean you have to give up on any home security ideas or resort to Home Alone-worthy tactics. Instead, you simply need to know what security measures are available at an affordable price.
1. Lock it up. It’s a lot harder to break into a house that has locked doors and windows than one that doesn’t. Every night or morning before leaving the house, make sure the windows and doors on all levels of your home are locked. Most thieves will abandon plans to break in after spending 60 seconds trying to get in—a length of time your locks can definitely tie them up for.
2. Buy home security stickers and place them on doors and windows. Even if your home doesn’t have a monitored security system, a would-be thief won’t know that. The stickers may be enough of a deterrent to make them search for a less-risky target. Make sure you don’t mention the fact that there is no security system in place when talking to neighbors.
3. Invest in a self-administered security system. The technology available for self-service home security systems is sophisticated and flexible. From cameras to infrared sensors, window and door alarms to motion detectors, you can build a customized security system that supplements your home’s weak spots and still fits in your budget.
4. Light the home—inside and out. Interior lights on inside the house will give an impression that someone is home. It only takes one or two lights placed close to a window to give that impression. Make sure you also have sufficient lights outside including spotlights and motion detection lights so would-be thieves don’t have the comfort of darkness when creeping around.
There are few things make you feel as violated as a home invasion can. Hopefully, with some common sense and these four affordable tips, you can make sure you’re never the victim of this type of crime.
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Author: Dennis M. Postema
Video Production: Adam Grillot