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4 Items in Your Home to Upgrade for Safety

Home burglary is one of the most common crimes in the United States. Everyone is susceptible to this crime no matter where you live. This means it is vitally important to be prepared and protect your home from intruders. These are the four items in your home you must upgrade to improve your safety.

Protect Entry Doors

The majority of home burglars enter the house through the front or back door. It is best to have a solid wood door in the front and back of the house. These doors are very difficult to break using brute force. It is also a good idea to update to deadbolt locks on these doors. If the criminal can’t easily open the door, then they will likely move to a new house.

Upgrade the Garage Door

It is fairly easy for criminals to open old or damaged garage doors. This quickly gives them access to all of the valuables in the garage. They will also have easy access to the rest of your home. The best way to protect yourself is by getting a company, like Georgia Garage Doors Inc. To upgrade and fix anything that needs to be repaired. In addition to adding protection, upgrading the garage door will also improve the value and functioning of your home.

Add Outdoor Lighting

Home intruders go to great lengths to make sure they are not spotted. This is why most of them perform their crimes at night. You can make it much harder for these criminals to stay concealed at night by adding motion detection lighting to the outside of your house. These lights will turn on every time something moves in their path. This will make it nearly impossible for a criminal to sneak into your house without being seen. Once the motion lights turn on, they will quickly leave the area.

Protect the Windows

While you will never be able to completely stop an intruder from entering through a window, you can still add some protection to the windows. The best way to do this is by installing special sensors on them. These sensors will create a loud alarm every time a window is forcibly opened or broken. The alarm will notify everyone in the area of a problem and send the burglar running away at the same time.

Home safety should be one of your top priorities because it helps keeps your belongings and loved ones protected. Luckily, you can quickly improve the safety of your home by making these four easy upgrades.

Tim Esterdahl

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