How To Secure Your Home On A Budget
Securing your home can bring you peace of mind when you’re away or asleep in bed at night. However, as crime has evolved, so has the security system technology available in the market. These advanced systems can cost a pretty penny to acquire and install.
If you’re looking to protect your home against intruders and thieves without breaking the bank, there are some pocket-friendly steps that you can take. These steps are likely to cost you anything between $0 to $300, provided you make smart decisions. To help you effectively perform these money-saving security measures, LOCKTEC Inc. has explained them below in detail. Without further ado, here’s how to secure your home on a budget.
Secure the doors and windows
The first step to ensure your home is secured is to check if all your doors and windows are shut and locked. If they don’t lock, replace, or install new locks. Window locks are only a few dollars, and there are plenty of places to get cheap door locks that keep perpetrators from trespassing or breaking in. You may come across locksmiths selling high-quality branded locks that are very expensive, but half of these locks’ cost is due to the brand they carry.
On your outside doors, try to install deadbolts that can withstand heavy pressure. Deadbolts significantly increase the security of your doors and require excessive amounts of pressure to break open. If a burglar tries to break them, they will spend a lot of time trying to bust them open and risk making a loud sound that might alert neighbors or people in the house.
Ensure the outdoor lights are working
Regularly check if your outside lighting is working to ensure your porch and yard are well-illuminated. If possible, you can also invest in motion lights as they will be used only when there’s activity outside your house to alert you, thus saving you electricity. In case motion lights are out of your budget, make sure that all of the hidden areas along your house are well-lit to deter burglars from targeting your home. If you can try to get your outdoor lights installed professionally, you can rely on them for a long time to keep perpetrators away.
Trim the shrubbery in the yard
Make sure you don’t have overgrown hedges in your garden or yard by tending to it regularly. Thick and overgrown shrubs can provide a place for burglars and vandals to hide. Thereby making your home vulnerable.
Take trash cans inside
Leaving the trash can out can make burglars think you aren’t home. This makes your property appear vulnerable and an easy target for thefts. As a result, try to avoid leaving your trash can out by the road.
Call the experts at Call Locktec, Inc.
When you request our services at Call Locktec, Inc., we to come to your house and perform a security evaluation for free. Once we’ve assessed your home, we will give you a round-up of the most and least secure areas in your home and how to secure the entry points better. As security professionals, we can spot details you wouldn’t necessarily think of, thus reducing the chances of break-ins.
Don’t think that just because you happen to live in a particular neighborhood or that you’ve never been robbed before that it cannot happen to you. Break-ins and robberies happen every day, and almost every victim says, “I never thought this would happen to me,” so be safe and take precautions because it can happen to you and your family.
If you need any more help with securing your property, reach out to the experts at LOCKTEC Inc. We are specialists in locksmith and security services and assist clients across Madison, Decatur, Athens, Scottsboro, and Arab. We’ve been providing alarm system monitoring for over two decades and have helped several customers keep their homes and businesses safe. The burglary detection devices that we install include door contacts, glass break detectors, window contacts, and infrared motion detectors. Besides security systems and security cameras, we also provide access control, safes, and automatic gate access services.