There’s no doubt that we should all be taking extra security measures to keep our home, family, and belongings safe from intruders. But, that doesn’t mean you have to build a secret panic room or install a barb wire fence around the perimeter of your home. In fact, that may even suggest to possible intruders that you do have something valuable inside which may be worth the risk of break in. Intruders are clever and in order for you to successfully safety proof your home, you have to be just as clever. Your additional home security measures should be as inconspicuous as the intruder themselves.
Here are 8 clever ways to safety proof your home from intruders:
In addition to these easy and inexpensive tips, consider installing safety and security window films on windows that are close to door handles, or any windows that you think are especially vulnerable. What it does is it makes glass much tougher to smash, and frustrates intruders by making them hit it again and again, thus also creating more of a ruckus for nearby people to spot what’s going on. It’s an upgrade you can ask your window installer about for slightly more of a cost however, it certainly is a very effective option.
Another option that may cost you slightly more however, is certainly worth the investment and added peace of mind for your home is an alarm or doorbell that you can control from your cell phone while you’re away on vacation or even just at work for the day. Some models, like the Ring doorbell, even allow you to have remote live video so you can see your home and speak to the person at your door anywhere from your smartphone.
If an intruder does manage to get into your home, beat them to the treasure hunt. Try not to have your electronics, valuables, and your grandma’s precious jewels laying out on a silver platter for them to take. Also try not to hide them in an obvious place, everyone knows about the secret sock drawer or the invisible nook in your closet. Try hiding jewelry in a hollowed out book on the shelf.
Remember, these tips aren’t foolproof, dishonest people in a moment of desperation are hard to deter no matter what the circumstances are. If there’s one thing you can be certain of is they will always choose the path of least resistance. They typically would want to avoid an encounter with the resident of the home. By taking the necessary precautions and following the tips in this article, you might create enough resistance that the intruders path may not lead to your front door.
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