6 Inexpensive Ways To Protect Your Home

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No matter if you are planning a long trip abroad, or you just want to provide extra security for your family, protecting your home doesn't have to a pricey activity. Many renowned and fancy alarm systems are extremely expensive nowadays, however, little do people know but there are many other handy ways you can do to protect your home. And those ways won't cost you that much but would give you similar, if not an even better sense of safety than if you were to install the classical cameras. Reduce the likelihood of your home being the burglar's target, and apply some of these inexpensive methods of protecting your home. 

1. Get A Watchdog 

There are those people who are afraid of dogs, and then there are others who aren't. Burglars who don't see the potential threat as they plan to enter your premises will burgle that home basically in detail since there is nobody impeding them. For that reason, having a protective dog will make a thief think twice. Even though they might not see him, if they can hear his load and suspicious bark, they won't have the same courage to step in. A dog is your "natural" alarm sound, thus if the neighbours notice its noisy and agitated bark, they would immediately call you to see what is the matter, giving you a signal that a burglary is in process. 

2. Install Quality Motion Detector Lights 

Besides giving you an essential lightning overview of your premises, motion detector lights are a fantastically effective crime deterrent. They are quite inexpensive so you could place them anywhere, and they provide enough light to notice the suspicious backyard movement. Alongside being a cheap solution to protecting your home, porch lights that have built-in sensors actually look posh and fancy. All in all, you would have a quality and inexpensive burglar-detector with a decorative element. 

3. Place A DIY Alarm 

Making sure that all your doors are sealed and looked is the first line of protection that you should regularly apply. The second one is to have some form of alarm. Just like having dogs, potential burglars hate loud sounds and unplanned mishaps. If they don't see expensive and top-notch camera surveillance around your home, they might easily think that it is unprotected. By getting and installing a simple but powerful DIY alarm, they would undoubtedly be in surprise. You can get a wireless device that goes in "hidden" areas in the house and use alarms for the windows and doors. They run on batteries, and they are not easily visible to the eye, but once triggered they emit a deafening sound. 

4. Reinforce All The Entry Points 

You can try to spend loads and loads of money on fancy deadbolts, but in the end, an experienced and skilled burglar will be able to crack the doors open since nowadays that’s a real piece of cake. But that doesn't mean that you should do your best to protect your home. On the contrary, one cheap and cool way to make their “job” harder and even impossible is to double-bolt all the entries around the house with simple hardware. Beef up your door by jamming the hardware on the door. Buy a double wrap-around door enforcement and four 1-1/2-in-long stainless steel screws and with door jamb kit reinforce the doors. You can also screw in heavy-duty strike plate with long screws and make your entryway more protected. 

5. Remove The Underbrush 

Having any kind of shrubbery under the window and around the house can be a good hiding spot for the person who is aiming to inspect the premises and eventually burgle the house. Furthermore, you should remove all the shrubs, bushes and other objects that are completely covering up the windows since that is all a great hide-out spot for break-in artist to hide. Trim large trees as well, cut the big bushes that obscure the entrances of your home. If you are a keen green lover, you can plant some burglar-repellent plants such that have thorns, spikes, and those that can cause itching and allergens in order to fight off the thieves. 

6. Put Up A “Warning” Sign 

This inexpensive way of protecting your home can have two outcomes, a true one and a false one. The true or plausible one is that you put up a sign that shows or signals that you have an alarm system, which you really do have, and in that way, you would keep the burglars away. Another outcome is that you put up a sign that humorously or honestly says “Protected by XX Alarms”, or “This house is protected by XX”, which actually isn’t, but who can tell? Criminals would want to avoid those homes with potential alarms, as those type of houses don’t offer a lucrative endeavour. 

Final Thoughts

You can never be too safe or too over-protected. Whether you choose one way of protection or you choose to combine all the tips together, it will be advantageous than doing nothing in order to safe-proof your home. 

Claire Morgan is a marketing consultant and lecturer who, thanks to her integrated approach to business, stands behind many digital strategies of renowned brands. She enjoys travelling and passionately blogs about the latest marketing and lifestyle trends.

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