Make Your Home More Secure
According to the FBI, a home burglary takes place about once every 15 seconds. Many of us don’t realize how easy it is for burglars to enter into our homes. However, expensive security systems, while effective, aren’t the only ways to protect your home against a burglar. By taking a good, hard look around your house, and implementing a few simple and low-cost home security improvements, you’ll significantly reduce the chances of a thief from targeting your home.
Home Security Tips
- Many people use the ‘hidden’ house key method. Unfortunately, often these keys aren’t so well hidden. Placing a key under a doormat, in the mailbox, or beneath a decorative rock is like giving a burglar free entry into a home. Rather than doing that, give a spare key to a trusted friend or neighbor.
- Add foreboding home security signs. Put security-company window stickers near entryways and on windows, whether you actually have a home security system or not. If you don’t already have spare stickers from a previous security system, see if you can order some online. “Beware of Dog” signs can also be a useful deterrent. Thieves would generally rather not have to deal with an alarm system or an aggressive dog.
- Never store a ladder outside your home. A burglar could easily pose as a handyman and use the ladder to gain entry to a second-floor window. Even if you have an ongoing home renovation project, always lock up the ladder in the garage when you’re not using it.
- Install window shades and door shades in order to make it difficult for possible intruders to see whether or not someone is at home. The best options are window treatments that offer some light into the home so that during the daytime, interiors can still benefit from natural daylight, and by night, the house always appears to be occupied.
Be Smart with Home Security
One of the simplest ways to improve home security today is by updating window treatments so that they best serve your home security needs. Halcyon Shades provides high-quality and secure window shades for homes and businesses all over the United States and Canada. Call (314) 287-5768 today for a free consultation.