For most of us, our home is a retreat, our special place. It is, in fact, an extension of who we are. We keep our lives tucked away safely behind bricks and mortar. But how can we ensure that it stays safe?
We are going to look at some methods today to increase your home security without breaking the bank.
Taking Care of the Windows
Would you believe that 23% of burglaries take place with the burglar entering through a first-floor window? These brazen criminals will smash at your windows to gain entry into your home but just how do we stop them?
This amazing security option is preventing burglaries the world over and what’s more, it is incredibly budget-friendly. Window film is taking over the glazing world.
Window film is a fantastic creation that has been around since the 1950s. It is simply applied to the window pain and makes the glass virtually unbreakable. The glass will still shatter but the film will help the glass maintain its structural integrity whilst the burglar is wasting his energy trying to break it.
Taking Care of Doors
Doors will always be the first point of entry for a burglar, they will try their luck and sometimes find an open door or the sophisticated criminal may even pick or snap the lock. So what is the solution to this? Well, there are in fact a few, first of all, you should be asking is there a locksmith near me? If so, utilize their expertise, they can test your locks and even advise you on the best ways to keep yourself even more secure.
Door clamps are another great way of securing your premises. They follow the tracks of the ‘Hollywood door block’ you know the one, where the distressed victim clamps a chair under the door handle.
Well, these brilliant creations do the same thing in a more sophisticated way. They are supported polymer steel with friction base that grips to the floor in front of the door, whilst a friction loop holds the handle in place. The result? The pressure of a small car couldn’t push open your door.
Dummy cameras and house alarms are not only a cheap way of making your property look protected but they are also an effective one. Over 80% of criminals find they deterred by the visual presence of a security camera.
The joy of a dummy camera? It is almost impossible to tell the difference between it and a real one. You, of course, will be able to tell the difference as it won’t have hit your bank balance.
Another great money-saving trick, purchase a decent webcam and download some free motion detection software, you have a very decent and very effective security system that didn’t break the bank.
So there we have 3 very cheap and effective ways to protect your home from unwanted visitors. Even taking one of these steps into consideration will help you on your way to a happy, safe and secure.