| Always Appear Home
Burgulars scout neighborhoods to see who's home and when. So you can use automatic timers
to turn your lights on and off. And there are many lighting options that are controlled remotely from your smartphone
| Put Up A Sign
People don't have a clue of what type of security you have or don't have in your home. So they have to think twice when they see an alarm sign in your yard or on your windows. You can purchase yard signs/decals from Amazon.com
or other online stores.
| Know Your Neighbors
This may be the simplest home security tip but often the least used. It's easier to watch your property when there are more people doing it. Many home owners are willing to get to know their neighbors for just that reason. And most are ginuinely invested in the protection of your property because it also affects theirs.
| Let There Be Light
Burgulars don't want to be seen so light up the area around your home at night, specifically your entrance ways. Use flood lights
, personal street lamps, or infrared beam/motion controlled lights
that turn on when someone approaches your home after dark.
| Use Wireless Systems
No alarm system is full proof but you should make it as difficult to disable as possible to avoid. So using a wireless alarm/security system
is the way to go. This removes the intruder's ability to cut a wire to disable them. And never put the system's control unit in plain sight or the usual places.
| Get An Alarm
Alarm systems are a good deterent of would be burgulars and a first line defense of contacting authorities if anything should happen in your home. A siren
usually sends most intruders running from your home. And they don't have to be super expensive. Especially with so many DIY alarm systems
that you can add to and grow as your budget allows.
| Use Deadbolt Locks
Be sure that every outside facing door has a deadbolt lock
on it. They provide more defense against door breakins. And be sure that there's as little space possible between your door and the frame to help prevent intruders as well.
| Use A Metal Bar
Use a metal bar
on all of your sliding doors. It helps to reinforce the door and is an added deterent to would be intruders. If you have a metal bar in the middle of the door, be sure to make sure there's a lock to keep it in place. If you don't have a metal bar, you can use a wooden bar, the length of door, along the bottom as well.
| Manage Your Visibilty
Be able to see who's at your door without going near it. There are many devices available now that will allow you to do this. The most common of them are doorbel devices with camera's like Ring
. There are many outdoor security camera's
that you can use as well.