Burglar opening a locked door of a house

Securing Your Home Against Burglary

Security and privacy are the names of the game this 2019. More people focus on their online privacy nowadays. But that doesn’t mean you should leave your physical selves open to any harm or danger.

Today, we’re going to talk about securing your home and everything else we can think of. You’ll never know what lurks in the shadows.

Don’t worry, we’ll make sure to keep costs minimal so that you can make the minimal security adjustments to your home immediately.

The doors and windows

You don’t exactly need to change your home’s door. If it isn’t broken, why fix it? You can make a little tweak here and there, though.

If you think your doors have been compromised, change the locks and keys right away. For added security, change the handles and the components to something that can withstand brute force. For even more security, get a heavy-duty commercial door closer. Those things control the door at both the opening and closing should you need them to stay shut or open.

Most windows are made of glass panels. While that looks great for your home, it is also easy to break and expensive to replace. Experts suggest that you get a vinyl panel. They’re thicker than glass and will make a break-in harder for an intruder.

Fences and curtains

If you already have a fence, then good for you. But is it enough to keep the bad guys away? Any standard white picket fence is a good start. A better security design should be a 6-foot tall chain link fence to deter any climbing thieves. To take this even more seriously, line the fence with barbed wire.

But if tall fences aren’t your thing, white pickets are nice and cheap. Most of the time, that’s enough. Experts recommend getting thick curtains for your windows. You won’t be targeted if the thieves can’t see what’s inside your house.

Your summer opaque curtains might look pretty from the outside. But that’s also an invitation for potential thieves to take a sneak peek at your prized possessions. If possible, you could also reinforce the windows with thin metal bars. If done right, these could add visual appeal to your now secure home.

Home security system

cctv installed in a home's ceiling

Home security systems these days are maxed out with features. From motion sensors to live CCTV coverage, they got it all. While it may be more costly, the peace of mind you’d be getting in return will be worth it.

So, what do you have to look for? Well, you need to research about the reputable companies in your area. Different companies offer different services. A basic CCTV and alarm system will be more than enough to deter thieves and protect your family and your home. But if you prefer even better security, ask the company to line your home with sensors and alarms that also trigger a police response.

With our family’s safety in mind, we shouldn’t skimp out on basic security. From durable doors to alarm systems, all that’s left now is for you to act.