Everyone wants their homes and their families safe from assaults, burglary, arson and other forms of crime. Because of this, many people aspire to make their homes safe and secure. High tech security systems such as motion detectors, alarms, sirens, biometric lock systems, alert mechanisms, and others are available on the market.
Even though these systems are very effective in protecting your home, they can also be very pricey and many people cannot afford such elaborate security systems. If you want to protect your home, but find that you have a limited budget, there are cost effective ways to keep you, your family and your home safe.
Be sure that you keep your windows and doors closed at all times; especially when you are home alone. Prowlers not only enter your home at night, they also enter during the day; even when someone is home. According to statistics, about 40% of forced entries occur when people forget to lock their doors and close their windows.
Since criminals prefer to operate in the dark, ensure that your house and surroundings are well lit. If there are any broken street lamps near your home, call the authorities immediately and have them replaced.
Additional locks and dead bolts are also effective in safety and cost. Sometimes the best preventative measure is also one the easiest. Since criminals are more likely to enter homes that are quick and easy to get into, deadbolts and extra locks can deter them because they will not want to take the time attempting to pick a a lock or a dead bolt.
Sirens and alarms are also effective in deterring prowlers because they will draw you, your family’s and your neighbors attention to the crime being committed. Basic sirens and alarms are also enough to scare most prowlers away from your property.