These days, the risk of getting in touch with the criminal is way higher and higher. Not only when you are going outside but also in the security of your home. No wonder since the cost of living is increasing where it doesn’t have balance with job availability, then criminals will always be there. So, what can we do to protect our property and wealth? The answer is by applying the ‘Home Security’!
What is ‘Home Security’?
Anyway, ‘home security’ is not meant to be a person who protects the security of your house. But, it is about things that you can apply or do in an effort to protect your home. It can be really varied where you can have the modern one with advanced technology such as an alarm system, motion detector lighting, or security cameras. However, if installing those technologies is too pricey and you don’t have enough budget for that, then you can still do some other on-budget things. Here we have compiled the ideas that are gathered from the high cost to the lower cost.
Upgrade Window and Door Lock
Upgrading the window and door lock can be the first common thing that you can do. You can install the lock that needs your fingerprint to open it. Or, there is also the lock that uses a code or password to open. This kind of lock can be really effective since you don’t need to be worried about losing your door key. Also, you don’t have to be confused in choosing a spot to hide the key if you should leave it for your family member.
Another idea for the window and door lock upgrade is by installing a deadbolt protector door. It can be cheaper than the previous ideas and can be secure enough for your door security.
Providing Lock Box for Spare Keys
Upgrading the window and door lock is something that not everyone can have. The high-cost reason becomes a barrier for them. Anyway, if you are one of them and should leave the spare key for your family member, then the solution is by installing the lockbox. With the lockbox, you don’t need to worry about your key that is left under the pot or mat on your front porch or garden anymore. You can install it on the wall or just anywhere that is reachable for your entire family member.
Installing Home Alarm System
It is proven that a home with an alarm system installed is way safer and has a lower risk to be burglarized. The system can effectively scare the intruder. It is also great as the home alarm system can be controlled from anywhere by using your smartphone technology. The benefit is that when you are having your holiday with your whole family member, you can still control it and make sure that your home is safe.
Installing Motion Detector Lighting
Motion detector lighting is another security system that can scare the burglar effectively. Well, it won’t provide any sound but the lighting that is automatically lit will surprise the intruder. You can install it on the front porch, garden, entryway, or any spot that you think will be most effective. Anyway, the lighting detector can also help you to light your way or when you want to open the door at night without turning on the lamp. It is really interesting and helpful.
Installing Home Security Cameras
The home security camera is already used not only for homes but also for stores, hospitals, and other public services. It can be said that the home security camera is effective because it lets you see everything around the house. Even when there is a burglar trying to come inside your house, you can see the face or characteristic features of the burglar to help the police to arrest the burglar. It is also great that the security cameras can be installed anywhere you want. For example, you can install it on the spot that monitors the gate area. Then, you may install it on the front door, entryway, living room, backyard, or just anywhere!
Installing Security Fence and Gate
It is known that the fence is really functional to help you increase your home security. That is why when you live in a risky area, then you should make sure that you install a good fence. Choose the best material and measure the height to make sure that it can’t be reached easily. Treat the gate just the same as the fence where you should choose the material that is sturdy enough and won’t let the burglar open it easily.
Besides the material and the height, you may also need to install a security camera there. Even when you want to install a security camera for your home, consider installing it on the gate spot first.
Smart Video Door Bell
This one is the kind of doorbell that has a camera so that you can see who’s pressing the bell. Besides letting you see who’s the visitor, it also lets you speak to the visitors and hear the sound outside. Another interesting thing about it is that the smart video doorbell can detect motion and is connected to your smartphone. You can control it and receive notifications when there is motion detected. Awesome, right?!
Make it as If Someone is at Home
Well, this one is the traditional way but can be effective. You can do it by lighting up the lamps inside your home. Or, you may create sounds as if there is someone at home by turning on the television. This one is an option for you who don’t have too much budget for your home security upgrade that we have mentioned above.
What we have shared above are the best choices that you can have from the high-cost but able to create a high-security to the lower cost but not as efficient as the high-cost. Pick the one that can be most effective for your home and affordable for you. Good Luck!