Haven’t security systems come a long way? Still, burglars breaking in houses is a never-ending thing. No matter how versatile and efficient your security system is, all it takes is a hammer to gain entry through the glass. There are professional burglars and then there are opportunistic burglars. The professional ones would try anything from an automatic grinder to tricky masks to break in. While the latter can be easily avoided.
You don’t want robbers to rob all the expensive stuff in the house. It’s not like Roku hacks that you and them will still be able to use the service and it’s just shared.
5 Effective Ways to Enhance Home Security
- Get Secure Locks Fixed.
- Install an Efficient Alarm System.
- Plant Thorny Shrubs and Hedges.
- Deceive the Robbers.
- Use Surveillance as well as Neighborhood Watch.
Get Secure Locks Fixed
Installing mortice locks will be a good strategy. Because when locked, the bolts on these locks project into the doorjamb. A key is essentially required to open these doors and it is impossible to open them by breaking the panel. It cannot be opened via a handle or a doorknob. Using them is a mandatory requirement for most of the insurance policies.
Also, consider installing locks on the windows if they can’t be locked. You can pick one from the different types available.
Install an Efficient Alarm System
Consider installing an alarm. You can go for wireless or wired security systems. An alarm system may not keep the burglars away but it sure is a deterrent. If you don’t afford it, fix fake boxes on the walls to deceive the burglars. Try getting the solar-powered ones. They will have some sort of flashing light to give the impression that they are functional.
Plant Thorny Shrubs and Hedges
If tall enough, fences can be effective barriers. And if you top them with barbed wire, glass, spikes, or some other deterrents, they can’t be breached. You can also have chain link fence but it can be cut with a bolt cutter or snips. On the other hand, hedges can be much more effective. You can adorn trees and shrubs around your house with vicious thorns. This will make it too laborious for a burglar to cut their way through them.
Some instance of what you should plant are whitethorn, holly, flowering quince, gorse, and so on. Some varieties of them have nasty thorns. Planting shrubs and trees is an economical security measure. You don’t have to invest in high-end systems.
Growing thorny creepers and climbing roses on the gate and walls is also an effective strategy.
Deceive the Robbers
If you are going on a long vacation, leaving the house vacant you don’t have to give it away to every passerby. With some simple tactics, you can easily deceive the robbers into thinking that your house is not vacant.
- Pull the blinds down, draw the curtains, and leave some lights on to make them think someone’s home.
- Your pet dog can be a good deterrent. If your neighbors are willing to take care of your dog, you should leave it around the house. Alternately, you can even use an electric simulator that sounds like a dog barking.
- You can also use innovative devices in the market. A gadget called FakeTV is gaining popularity because of its anti-burglary features. The device can create a flickering effect using LEDs of different colors to give the impression that TV is on and someone is home.
- Leaving your car in the parking is perhaps the oldest strategy to fool your burglars.
Use Surveillance plus Neighborhood Watch
Do you have friendly neighbors? Ask them to do the favor of checking on your house while you are away. Installing CCTV cameras would be an effective strategy to keep the burglars at bay. Just looking at a camera installed can be an effective deterrent. You can also install small hidden cameras. Just use good quality cameras to be able to easily identify faces and movements. In case of robbers destroying your cameras, try using cameras in the neighborhood to figure out things.
Since we had a recent robbery in our neighborhood, I dedicated a budget to get all these things for my home. And with my subscription to one of the Spectrum internet packages, I was easily able to find economically priced gadgets and cameras. Nothing is too much when it comes to the security of your home and family.