Make Your Home Safer on a Budget

Securing your home is not a luxury. It’s something that will give you peace of mind, along with added safety for your family. So, here are a few suggestions to keep your home as safe as possible. All of these suggestions are with the budget in mind.

Outdoor lighting can never be underestimated. Make sure that all of your doors around the house are well-lit. To save energy, you can install lights with motion sensors, so that they only turn on when someone approaches the area. Having outdoor lights make any thief think twice about breaking in.

You can also get a camera- real or fake. If it’s not in your budget to get a real camera, then you can find a fake one for a very reasonable price, and it will definitely scare intruders to thinking that the house is equipped with an alarm system. This definitely does not replace a real security system that would alert authorities, but is still more likely to keep your home safe. So, install a security camera near your side doors, back doors, and just make sure that they are high enough so that they can’t be reached by anyone without a ladder.

This probably sounds obvious, but just always double check to make sure that your doors and windows are locked, especially the ones that are downstairs. If you occasionally leave a door unlocked once in a while, it’s not the end of the world. Just do your best not to make a habit of it.

Being cautious is the best way to go. Don’t give any sneaky criminals a chance to steal what you have worked so hard to earn. Something as simple as a flood light and a locked door can save you thousands of dollars in insurance claims, not to mention all the things that are irreplaceable.  You can never be too careful!


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