In 2017 there were an estimated 1.4 million burglaries in the U.S., with over 67% of all burglary...
Simple (and Cheap) Home Security Tips Chicagoland Local and Family Owned
Peace of mind and security at home does not have to be something that breaks the bank. With these simple security tips you can make the first big steps toward a more secure home and relieve your biggest worries.
Lighting and Creating the Effect that Someone is Watching to Protect Your Home Exterior
For very little money, an easy security solution is to install a motion-triggered flood light on the sides and back of your home. Exterior “dummy” security cameras can also create a feeling to potential burglars that they are being watched. You can easily mount “dummy” security cameras on your home, garage or balcony with nothing more than a few screws. Adding a motion-triggered light over any entrance to your home, and any exterior corner that is in the shadows will remove all natural cover, an cause a potential intruder to pause.
Securing the Premises
When you are away from the home or in the evening make sure your blinds are lowered or closed so that no one make peak in. Also ensure that widows are locked and secure. A professional thief can also force open a sliding door or pick a door lock. Deadbolts on all exterior entryways are great so that an intruder cannot enter through the basement or back door with a simple picked lock. Your sliding door should also have a lock bar, or a “Charlie bar”, so that it cannot be forced open. You can find these at almost any hardware store, and some even extend to fit into most door sizes for easy installation.
Home Security Systems and Beyond…
For the ultimate peace of mind, there is no substitute for a professionally installed and monitored home security system. A quality system can combine HD video surveillance, glass-break sensors, motion-detection, door sensors and more. A professional alarm system can even provide smoke/ fire detection, carbon monoxide detection, and even warn you in the event of a flood or if your furnace stops working in the middle of the winter. And if your into technology….Phone apps, remote control of your alarm and even Home Automation? A quality alarm system can do all that too.
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