Your home is the last place you want to feel insecure. But in a world where even packages left on your porch aren’t safe from being snatched, it’s no wonder you don’t feel that you and your family are as safe as you were in years gone by. The porch snatching is easily stopped by opting for a safe package delivery system, but what about upgrading the security on the rest of your home?
Luckily, there are quite a few simple security upgrades that you can do no matter what type of budget you’re on. If you’re looking for ways to make your home safer, keep reading for some tips that will help you and your family feel more secure.
Upgrade and Secure Your Garage Door
Believe it or not, many, many intruders make their way into people’s homes through a garage that is attached to the house. Most people completely forget about locking the garage door when they leave the house or even when they go to bed at night. When in reality, it’s attached to the home so it’s a way of entry for intruders. Take the time to replace, secure, and at least lock your garage door to upgrade the security on your home at relatively little cost. Not only does this help keep your home just a little safer, getting a new garage door can raise the value of your home as well. If you think that having a garage door opener is all you need, think again. Many thieves manage to pull the emergency release handle from outside, which disengages the opener and allows free access. Be sure to secure that rope above the rafters or tie it above the opener so it’s not accessible from outside.
Get Onboard with the Smart Home Revolution
Getting on board with the smart home revolution will save you a ton of money. This will help you stick to the budget you’re currently on. The Internet of Things has released many gadgets and gizmos to help you have an easier life and increase the security of your home at the same time. Would you like to be able to monitor your home when you aren’t there, turn on the lights from your smartphone while you’re still shopping, or even control your door locks? All of that is possible with the smart home revolution and is the perfect way to beef up the security of your home.
Upgrade Door Locks with Keyless Entry
If you’re capable of memorizing a 4-digit code, then you never have to worry about finding your house keys again. This also means you don’t have to hide a spare key outside in places where an intruder could eventually find them. Many homes are broken into with keys that the intruder found or managed to retrieve from the hiding places they were in while the owner wasn’t home. Upgrading to keyless entry will go a long way towards giving you peace of mind that you’re doing everything you can to protect the people you love and your property as well.
Install Motion Sensitive Lighting
It is a known fact that areas that are well-lit are less likely to be intruded upon or robbed. Installing motion-sensitive lighting on the outside of your property will not only alert you if an intruder is present, but it will work to deter the intruder to begin with. After all, an intruder would rather hit the dark property down the street than a property that is well lit and well protected, wouldn’t you think?
These are just a few security upgrades almost any budget can afford and need to set into place to protect their property and families in today’s chaotic and unsettled world. Choosing to upgrade is the best thing you can do for your family and your own peace of mind as well.