Technology has gripped the nation like nothing before. The technological advancements we see today have certainly changed the way we perform a number of tasks. Even when it comes to home security, embracing technology seems like the right thing to do. But not everyone can afford to install a hi-tech home security system now can they? But does that mean there is nothing they can do to improve the security of their home? No, it doesn’t. It certainly is possible to improve your home security without relying so heavily on technology. Here are a few ideas how:
The first thing you should do is have a look around your home. Are there tall bushes on any side? If so, that can be a problem. Tall bushes and the shadows they create are terrific hiding places for intruders. Eliminating this problem is not too difficult. You won’t have to spend any money either. Just cut the bushes as much as you can.
If you do not want to spend a lot of money and get a state of the art security system while still experiencing some of the benefits of having one, you could consider putting up a security sign on the windows of your home. These signs will help create the impression your home is protected by a hi-tech security system. There’s no doubt this will be a deterrent for criminals. It will make them think twice before attempting to break into your home.
Empty the mailbox
If you rarely check your mailbox, you have got a problem. Intruders tend to target homes by checking to see if the mailbox is full. A full mailbox is a sign that the owner hasn’t been at home for a while or that the home has been abandoned. Fixing this problem is really easy. All you need to do is visit your mailbox regularly and collect your mail.
Do you have a lot of shadows around your house at night? It is essential that you light these areas up. This might require a small purchase, but it doesn’t mean you have to spend excessively. Motion detectors are a terrific choice and will alert you to the presence of any intruders immediately. Of course, if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you could use some strategically placed solar lights to brighten up the areas around your home.
Upgrade the locks
You need to make it as difficult as possible for intruders to break into your home. Make sure the frame of your doors are enforced properly and that you use good quality locks. You should consider using deadbolts with additional bump guard technology. This will make your doors impenetrable.