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Home Security Tips to Increase the Security you Feel while Home

November 11, 2019 Home Improvement


A house becomes our home when we move in and give it our personal touch. Home is our place in our safe zone; home is what we wish to get back to from work, holidays, outdoor trips, business trips, or even family vacation. Is our home safe? Various reports from reliable agencies suggest that there are several incidents of home-related accidents across the globe each day. These accidents are related to incidents related to electrical/electronic failures, gas-related accidents, incidents in our bathrooms; the most predominant of the accident/incident related to our homes is that of the security threat from burglary and thefts.

 

So how does one make his home a real safe zone, well for starters, we first need to eradicate the most significant threat that is thieves and burglars? Though there might not be a foolproof method to do so. However, implementing some of the basic techniques may take us one step closer to the security and safety of our real estate.
8 simple and easy ways to enhance your home security.

 

Install Security Cameras
Fit Secure Locks
Install an Alarm System
Light Up the Outdoors
Upgrade and Maintain Exterior Doors
Secure Your Windows
Hide Your Home’s Exterior Wirings
Install Door Reinforcement Hardware

 

Install Security Cameras
Security cameras are the cheapest and the most reliable installation for home security. Most of the ill-intentioned people want to avoid security cameras. By installing security cameras, we are not only collecting the evidence required to capture the convict but also they can give us live feed and thereby giving us enough reaction time to take safe and corrective actions.

 

Fit Secure Locks
Security locks work independently, however, coupled with security cameras, they increase the safety to desired new heights. Security locks are difficult to break in and coupled with security cameras give you the access control remotely along with facial recognition of the person intending to enter.

 

Install an Alarm System
The alarm system is one thing thieves, and intruders dread the most. Try installing a solar-powered alarm system. This will further aggravate your security system as the alarm system will continue to work even with a total blackout.

 

Light Up the Outdoors
All the entrances and windows should be well light up. Make use of alternate solar and electric lighting for an unrestricted and backup lighting system. Trespassing is minimum in well lit up areas. Lighting will also help your associated security systems like cameras to work better and keep you safe and notify of any unwanted movement outside.

 

Upgrade and Maintain Exterior Doors
A screen door may seem trendy. However, it is no protection from burglars. Your main door is the gateway to your safe zone; hence, it should be adequately strong and fitted with security locks. Most of the theft reports suggest un-forceful entry through main doors. Hence invest in good quality main doors and do remember it to maintain regularly.

 

Secure Your Windows
Windows security is as important as door security. This can be achieved by installing automatic blinds and automatic opening/closing sensors. During the night and for times when your home is not occupied, the windows should be shut, and blinds should be rolled down. The automatic sensors will give you information even remotely if someone tries even to take a peek inside.

 

Hide Your Home’s Exterior Wirings
Your home’s exterior wirings are a big give away of the security installations of your home. Open external wirings also give access to bypass your security system. In some of the cases, the exterior wirings were used to hack into the main Wifi system of the house and thus gaining complete access to that home. Hence, not only conceal and hide nut also secure your external wirings.

 

Install Door Reinforcement Hardware
Various cheap and inexpensive hardware are available to reinforce your doors as well as windows. Doors and windows can be reinforced by adding additional hinges to the joints and securing them with the help of the screws. Additional metal bars can be fixed on the hinges and joints of the doors. Reinforcement kits are available to add security to your doorknobs physically.

 

Though one may argue that there is no guarantee to fortify our homes from unwanted trespassing and burglary, however taking prevention is much better than later being sorry. Our homes must be our safe zone, and with these simple and easy steps, we can assure that we feel and be safe when we live in it.

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