Having spent a vast amount of money owning or living in a property, there is no surprise that more people are looking at their security measures. With things like burglary on the rise, you need to be able to protect your assets. However, not everyone has a fortune sitting in the bank for a state of the art security system. Which is why I thought I would share some of the budget friendly ways that you can keep your home safe and secure.
One of the biggest ways to deter anyone is catching them at the first hurdle. A great way to do this is by adding a fence. Thankfully, with things like chain link fencing you don’t have to worry about it costing you a small fortune. Fencing is one of the best ways to deter anyone from entering your property. Don’t make it easy on them.
Plants and Shrubs
If updating your fencing isn’t an option then you can still create a boundary to your home. You can do this by planting new bushes and shrubbery in your garden. These can be difficult to climb over or get around when planted strategically. You could consider high vertical hedges and bushes for the boundary, and then some smaller ones for your pathway and driveway.
Adding Your Own Security Cameras
A state of the art camera and alarm system could be quite pricey, but that doesn’t mean cameras are out of reach. You can purchase webcams that can link to an app downloaded on your phone on Ebay. Often a cheaper alternative, but still giving you a good level of security. Of course, you won’t have the benefits of an exterior security camera deterring anyone from entering. But it does allow you to keep 24 hour access to the interior of your home.
A Neighborhood Watch
A great way to improve the security of your whole community is to create a neighborhood watch. A cost effective way of keeping your home secure is to have neighbor’s keep an eye on each other’s property. You could even put up signs warning that you have a neighborhood watch in place. Again this can be enough to deter any opportunists from attempting to break into your home.
Using Common Sense
Sometimes we just need to use our own common sense to improve the security in our homes. Many doors and windows are installed with added security features. Windows often have a key lock and doors sometimes have double locks or extra security along the top and bottom. When you leave your home, make sure the windows and doors are locked. Especially for long periods like vacations.
Finally, You could add some exterior lighting to your home. Or keeping certain lamps on a timer switch. This is an easy way of making your home look occupied when it might not be. Many attempts of break in happen when the property is empty. So giving them the impression that someone is home could help you avoid any nasty issues in the future.
I hope this has provided you with some ideas to secure your home without breaking the bank.