Here at Central Alarm we are on a never ending quest to help people improve their home security. Of course, there are many ways to do this. You can go about making massive improvements by adding a wireless security system, or you can make small improvements just by changing you daily life. Today we are going to offer our readers 3 easy tips from improving home security. These tips focus on ways you can make your home safer without breaking the bank.
- Improve Outdoor Lighting
Thieves and home invaders love to do their work under the cover of darkness. It lowers the chance of them getting caught and helps them feel more secure. Lighting will protect your home. A well light home is sure to scare a burglar off. We recommend improving the outdoor lighting in the front of your home. It will seem like a natural part of the landscaping, but it reality it is part of your home security system.
- Utilize Deadbolts
We often feel that a standard lock is not enough. This is why recommend homeowners upgrade to deadbolts on all doors leading to the outside. This added layer of protection can make it very difficult for a thief to get in. If they can’t find an easy egress location, they likely to just move on.
- Remember to Lock Windows
This is a huge security issue that slips the minds of many individuals. They open the window on a beautiful spring day, then close it when the weather turns. However often they forget to lock the window again. After a potential home invader checks your doors, he is going to check the windows. If one easily slide open, he has hit the jackpot. It is a good idea to make sure that all your windows are locked at least once a month.