Home Security Improvements On A Budget
September 1, 2014
Make your home more secure
We all want our homes to feel safe and secure. However most of the time this means that we have to spare a larger sum of money.
However, there are a number of easy and cheap ways to improve your home security. We all need added protection because a break-in is possible anywhere and home security systems protect what is most important to us, not our possessions but our families.
Robbers aim for empty houses
Burglars usually scour areas looking for empty or empty-looking houses. It is a wise idea to implement window shades, which can be used not only when you are not around, but also to keep direct sunlight to a minimum.
Do not leave your house empty
Even when you leave your house empty for a couple of hours, it is a good idea to make it seem like there is someone home. Thanks to wireless internet technology and modern digital timers it is possible to either remotely control electronic devices in your home or set them up to become active at certain points in time.
Lights, set, action
Nobody likes to be in the spotlight, especially when burglars are found out. Leaving your front lights on all night is power-consuming and not at all cheap. On the other hand, motion-sensors can trigger the lights, surprising any burglar and making sure that any neighbours awake at that time can see the culprit.
Big Brother is watching you
If you still feel insecure, you can set up cameras, which can feed footage directly on to your handheld devices, so you can check out what is going on even if you are away on a trip. Most of the time even setting up a camera is enough to scare away potential robbers. Also, if you can catch a robber on video, it is easier for the police to identify and catch the perpetrator.