Home security is a top priority of homeowners everywhere. Don’t get caught off-guard when a burglar or vandal enters your property: Here are some fun ways to stay safe, keep your home secure, and best of all get some peace of mind this winter.
Keep Your Hedges Low
Low hedges are the bane of burglars everywhere. High foliage on your lawn or around your windows can help to hide a culprit, even from a security camera. Trim those bushes low or remove them altogether to keep a thief from hiding in your greenery.
Train the Family Dog – Or Get One
While most dogs are naturally friendly, keeping one on your property is a foolproof anti-theft tool. Security cameras can be covered, but a dog will always make itself heard when an unfamiliar person enters your home. Consider training the animal with professionals so it can be a strong and dependable home defense tool as well as a lovable friend around the house.
Keep the Lights Close to Home
It cannot be stressed enough: Concentrate your light fixtures close to the building you live in. This is not only cost-effective but vital to security. Lights adjacent to your home will help you gain a priceless strategical advantage: any approaching intruder will be clearly illuminated.
Adjust your Lawn Layout
You’d be surprised how much a few changes in your lawn ornamentation can adjust the security level of your home. Large or bulky items such as hedges, hedge mazes or statuary are an obvious advantage to burglars. Keep your ornaments to a minimum or make them low to the ground, such as a flower garden or ground-level pool, and minimize the amount of large trees on your property.
Consider Automating Your Security
Automating your home’s security removes the fallible human element from the process altogether. You might forget to lock your garage door, but an automated security system will never forget, and it will remember tirelessly three hundred and sixty five days a year. Consider a system for this advantage.
Monitor Your Home
Monitoring your house through a video feed or by using home security monitoring is one of the best ways to catch predators. Use video, motion sensors and even heat sensors to your advantage by placing them strategically around your home.
There are many ways keep your home safe, but the best is this: Don’t be afraid to invest! This is your home, and the safety of you and your loved ones.
Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.