Home security should be a top priority for all families to keep you and your family safe. We’ve put together an essential guide of tips on how to secure your home without an alarm:
Get a Dog For Security
Beware of roaming burglars. You might think all watchdogs are German Shepherds or Rottweilers, but small dogs like Chihuahuas can be just as effective at deterring a burglar if they sense danger and bark incessantly. Studies have found that even the name “killer” written on a bowl with dog food can make an intruder turn tail and leave your home alone!
Jam Rods Beneath Your Doorknobs
Suppose you want to keep out intruders, jam a long rod between your doorknob and the floor below. You can purchase these rods at any hardware store or make them yourself if DIY is more up your alley! These simple precautions will ensure that no one from outside of your home can open it without breaking through the door itself–not an easy feat with this handy-dandy invention in place.
Post Security System Signage
Just because you don’t have an existing security system installed doesn’t mean the burglar has to know. You can use decals, plaques, and yard signs alerting bad guys to the presence of one. This budget-friendly DIY hack for protecting your home isn’t foolproof, but it is enough that most burglars won’t bother if they think it’s armed with a security alarm!
Lock And secure Windows And Doors
With an estimated 40% of break-ins happening without the use of force, it’s important to lock your windows and doors when they’re not in use. If you decide against installing a full electronic security system for some reason, be sure to keep those deadbolts locked tight or place dowels on sliding glass doors so intruders can’t sneak in through them.
Keep Valuables Out Of Sight
Since burglaries are always a threat, it’s important not to keep your valuables in sight where the burglars would have easy access to them. Keep outdoor items like bicycles or tools out of sight and locked up while indoors. Use curtains or blinds as cover for those pricey electronics you don’t want on display. If you’re really worried about theft happening at home, then lock away expensive jewelry and cash into a safe that can only be accessed by someone who knows how!
Reinforce Your Windows
Be sure to lock your windows when you’re not home, especially ground-level ones. If they don’t already have locks, it’s easy enough to purchase latches online or at a hardware store near you! You can also protect your window with safety glass – this makes the window more difficult for someone else to break into. Metal bars are another option that may be too expensive and/or hardy install, depending on what type of property owner you are.
How can I protect my house at night?
Here’s a list of five ways you can protect your home at night:
- Install motion-triggered floodlights.
- Advertise that you have a security system.
- Scare them with a loud siren.
- Fake having a night in.
- Lock your doors.
How do you keep your home safe from thieves?
Here are a few measures that you can take to keep your home safe from thieves:
- Get inside the mind of a burglar.
- Survey your house from the inside out to scout out weaknesses.
- Protect your home from the outside.
What attracts burglars to homes?
A vulnerable lock can be the downfall of your home. If a burglar bypasses or loosens it, they will have easy access to getting inside and fleeing quickly afterward if needed. Garage doors and pet entrances are also open passages for burglars because these openings make them quick to get through as well!
Does leaving a light on at night deter burglars?
The next time you’re on the fence about whether or not to leave your home’s lights turned off, remember that turning them back on can give you peace of mind.
Desiree Macy is the Editorial Director of SIA Online Magazine which is frequented by security executives, corporate security officers, and private protection professionals each month. Desiree’s interests revolves around cyber-security, and business continuity.