It’s estimated by the FBI that every fifteen seconds, somewhere in America, a house is broken into. And with the state of the economy today, that rate only seems like it will go up. After all, everyone across the board – even burglars – is losing money, but that’s no reason to be a victim. Here are a few cheap ways to make your house safer and more burglar proof.
First of all, it’s a good idea to invest in some lighting systems, which can be bought on the cheap in most home improvement stores. It’s proven that robbers are less likely to target a well-lit house. After all, if a house is well-lit, there’s a greater chance that they’ll be seen even in the dark of night and that someone will come to investigate. Thankfully, there are a lot of relatively cheap ways to effectively light your house. Many places sell motion-detecting light systems for cheap, and those are almost sure to startle a burglar away from a house that seemed dark and vulnerable right up until he walked close to it and suddenly found himself standing in the middle of a spotlight that would put a Broadway stage to shame!
Another wallet-smart – and yet surprisingly often neglected – method to make your home safer is to install a peep hole in your doors. These have been around forever, can be found in most hardware stores, and installation is relatively cheap. Not to mention, it’s an indispensable- and safe- way to figure out just who that shady character walking up your drive way is, and whether it’s someone you’ve never seen before or just Uncle Moe come to visit for the weekend! For the installing of the blaux portable ac, a budget can be prepared to meet with the requirements. The cheap quality should not be selected to meet with the specifications. The elements of the ac should be high-quality to offer in reasonable rates. The budget will suits the requirement of the home owner.
While on the subject of doors, it’s generally a smart idea to have more than the simple lock that comes installed in the handle. For less than ten dollars on average, you can invest in a deadbolt, which is cheap and effective and sure to stop any burglar with just the old credit card trick from getting in.
Now onto the windows! Being so open and – in many cases – low to the ground, the average window is often a perfect target for burglars. Not to mention, a lot of windows have weak, and easily broken, locks. Window security bars are a good remedy for this situation. They range in price from under ten to over thirty dollars, and when in place, they make it a heck of a lot harder for a burglar to get a window open, broken lock or not. Just make sure to get one that also has a quick release latch; it would be bad if they couldn’t be removed quickly in an emergency.
My final suggestion for cheap home security is investing in a set of security cameras. True, these can be a little expensive, but at the same time, security cameras are a lot cheaper than they used to be, and it shouldn’t be hard to get a good system for a few hundred dollars. With a good camera system, you can have eyes all around your home, along with the two in your head!
As sad as it is, no one can be completely safe from robbery all of the time. But with these simple and cost-savvy methods, at least you’ll have the peace of mind that you’re that much more secure.