Home security is important for keeping your home and family safe. Unfortunately, burglaries happen, but don’t worry – you can take a few simple steps to ensure your home is as secure as possible. Here are a few tips for homeowners to improve home security.
Invest in Quality Locks to Improve Home Security
Entryway door locks are important in protecting your home from intruders. Invest in quality locks and deadbolts. Keyless entry systems are becoming more popular, allowing homeowners to access their homes with a code rather than a physical key. Keyless locks eliminate the need to keep track of a key, making it more difficult for criminals to access your house.
Install a Security System
Installing a security system is one of the best investments you can make in terms of keeping your home safe. Many different systems are available, from basic systems with motion sensors and alarms to advanced options allowing you to view live footage from cameras around your house. Some homeowners insurance companies provide discounts if you install a monitored alarm system which can help offset the cost of installation and monitoring fees.
Use Outdoor Lighting Effectively
Outdoor lighting is another great way to deter intruders from your property at night.
Install motion-sensing lights around your yard and driveway so they turn on when someone approaches your property after dark. The lights power on when they detect any movement, providing illumination that can help deter would-be burglars. The light also alerts you and your neighbors to activity on your property.
Motion lighting is relatively easy to install and can be wired directly into an existing lighting system or powered with batteries for portability. Their sensors can detect motion up to 30 feet away and for angles up to 180 degrees. Most have adjustable sensitivity settings, so only large motions trigger them, eliminating false alarms from smaller movements such as wildlife or blowing leaves.
Adequately lighting your yard will boost security. Use solar-powered stake lights along walkways and make sure the porch lights function correctly. Flood lighting can illuminate garden beds at night, increasing curb appeal and improving security after dark.
Improving home security is easy; you can take plenty of simple steps to keep your home safe from intruders. These tips help deter intruders from your property so you can feel peace of mind your family is safe at home.
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