Feeling unsafe can be a major point of stress for some. When we settle into our homes, we want to be able to relax and feel safe. If you struggle with worrying about the level of safety your home provides, there are a few easy ways to improve your home security to keep worrying thoughts at bay.
Shine Some Light
LED outdoor lighting fixtures have many benefits, including added security. LED lights shine brighter than traditional light fixtures and can have motion sensors. Bright lights will keep intruders away and can also send a message that you are home, even if you aren’t. Motion sensors will only turn on when they detect movement in front of or around the fixture. This can be alarming to someone snooping around your house and send them running.
Dupe Them with Decoys
If you don’t want to spend tons of money on an expensive security system, get a decoy system. Intruders won’t want to bother with a home that looks like it’s extensively covered in security precautions. Decoy security decals that warn of a security system on the property or even fake cameras can be enough to keep your home secured. Even a ‘beware of dog” sign can be enough to deter intruders.
Window Stops and Door Locks
Windows and doors are direct entryways into your home. Install window locks and replace old door locks to make sure you aren’t easily inviting an intruder in. However, if you are a forgetful person, you may want to invest in smart locks that will lock doors and windows for some extra peace of mind in case you forget.
Take Control of Your Landscape
Large hedges or bushes can be an advantage to an intruder by offering them a place to hide on your property. Keep bushes and hedges trimmed to an appropriate level where you can always see what's happening on your property.
Upping your home security doesn’t always have to be a big and costly venture. There are plenty of easy ways to improve your home security and have you feeling at ease in your own home.