There are a good number of reasons why the security of your home should be one of the major concerns for you. Burglars and thieves will only be too glad to break into your home and lay their hands on your belongings.
Therefore you need to consider how vulnerable your home may be, and what the first steps are towards making your house more secure against burglars and robbers. Most of the older houses do not have the modern security systems to stop these people from entering your home. Here is some information to go through if you want to enhance the security of your home and get things under control.
Doors and Windows
The first thing to consider is getting the doors and windows secured. Make sure they are strong enough to resist unwanted trouble and keep them shut and well secured at night or when you are away from your home.
If you can install a strong lock on the windows, you can expect even more security.
If you can keep the surroundings of your home well lighted, you can expect even more security. Thieves will think twice about breaking into a house if they are visible in such lights.
Using the lights that come with the motion sensors can be a good idea. These can light up when they detect any movement within a specific range.
When You Are Away
If you are planning to be away over the weekend, or are going away for a long vacation, take some extra precautions to ensure the safety and security of your house. First of all, make sure you lock all the doors and shut all the windows properly.
Make sure you inform your neighbors that you are going to be away so that they can keep an eye on your house till you are back. You can also ask someone reliable to stay in your house through that time, and hence avoid leaving the house empty for the thieves to break in.
Use of Equipment
Finally, if you check the stores that sell home security equipment and other home improvement accessories, you will come across cameras, alarms, and a host of other gadgets that can add to the security of your home. Check such items and see if you should be using any of them.
Here are some of the tips to provide wholesome security to your home:
Break-in is generally attempted at the front door. To install a security alarm at the front door to prevent burglary and theft. You need not install those throughout the house. Make sure that those are battery operated so that you need have to bear the burden of increasing the electricity bill.
Instead of small security locks install death bolts at both the front and backdoors. This would provide you more security assurance than those lightweight locks. You can put those death bolts at the windows too. Apply the same security concept for office partitions.
If the front door of your house is a sliding one then also you can install a death bolt along with it fix locks at the top and bottom of the door to be extra secured. You can use anti-lift devices for these doors.
A dark house attracts the burglars more. So make proper arrangements for lightning up the house and compound. To avoid the increased electric bill you can use the solar panel as the electricity source.
Construct a good fence around your house that would be the first line of your defense which would be quite difficult for the burglars or the thieves to breach. You can use a thorny fence and barbed wires for fencing the compound.
It is not necessary to sacrifice the beauty of your house for the sake of safety. For fencing the compound you can use thorny plants that too have aesthetic looks. Rose or holly is good examples of such plants.