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Simple Ways to Add Security to Your Home

A good way to add security to your home is to upgrade the alarm system and install security cameras around the home's perimeter. However, these can be expensive and complicated, and are not the best choice for someone who struggles with technology! There are other ways to add security to your home without any high-tech gadgetry and wiring, and without detracting from the look of the home as well. Note a few simple ways you can add security to your home, reducing the risk of break-ins, and ensuring the home is always as secure as possible.

Cover the windows

A potential thief may check out a home before breaking in, to see if anyone is inside and to note if there is anything inside worth stealing. Unobscured windows can then increase the risk of a break-in for your home, and especially if your television and other expensive equipment is in plain view of the windows. Window film that obscures the view can allow in sunlight for your houseplants and any pets you have at home, keeping the home's interior comfortable.

You might also consider motorised blinds and curtains from a place like somfy that you can open and close remotely or that are on a timer; this will make the home look occupied while also obscuring the view to the inside, deterring potential thieves. Opening and closing window treatments in different rooms at once, using the remote to your motorised mechanism, can make it seem as if several people are in the home, which can also deter potential thieves!

Pretend you have a dog

Large watch dogs can scare away potential intruders, who don't want to risk them either barking or biting! However, you may not be ready for the commitment of a dog, and especially a large breed. In that case, give your home the appearance of having a dog inside; get large food and water dishes and a few oversized dog toys and leave them by the back door. A potential thief may not need to actually see a dog to think that one is in the home, and may then move on to another target.

Screens

Consider the screens installed for both the doors and windows of your home. A security screen door will have a heavy-duty lock that makes it difficult to pry the door open, and security screens on the windows will also be thick and heavy, with stronger locks than standard screens. This adds another layer of security to the home and may easily stop an intruder from even attempting to break in.

About Me

If you are interested in making improvements to your home and garden, then please read on! My name is Tony and over the past couple of years, I have been learning all I can about how to improve my home and garden. I have visited garden supply shops, home repair contractors and interior design companies in an effort to learn all that I can about how to create the perfect home and garden. I have put this knowledge to good use and transformed my home and garden into a paradise. I hope this blog will help you to transform yours.

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