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Home Security: 5 Tips and Tricks to Keep Intruders Out

Improving your home’s security doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or expensive process. For many homeowners, a few small upgrades will make a big difference. Here is a quick look at five tips and tricks that will help you keep intruders out of your home.

Install Shatterproof Windows

Breaking through a window is one of the easiest ways to get into a home, and that is why many security experts suggest installing shatterproof windows. At the very least, you should make sure that all of the windows in your home are tempered. Tempered glass is four times stronger than traditional glass, and it won’t shatter into thousands of dangerous shards if it is ever broken on accident.

Invest in a Peephole Camera

Installing a wireless peephole camera is another simple project that will drastically improve your home’s security. You and your family will be able to see who is at the front door even if no one is home. These devices are also very easy to install, and you might be able to set yours up in a matter of minutes. 

Change Out the Locks

The first thing that you need to do whenever you move into a new home is change out all of the locks. Even if the previous residents seem to be nice, their keys might have been stolen or lost multiple times. Before you change out the locks, you should carefully read over your lease, if you’re not the owner, to see if there are any stipulations regarding locks and keys. 

Declutter Your Yard

A burglar probably won’t target your home if they feel like they are going to be seen moving across the yard. Making sure that your yard is well-lit and clutter-free will drastically reduce your risk of becoming a victim. You should also consider installing outdoor cameras that can be monitored with a mobile app. 

Upgrade Your Entryways

If you don’t want to replace your doors entirely, then you need to install durable screen doors. Many companies are now manufacturing security doors that are eye-catching as well as durable. Breaking through a security door is a major hassle that most criminals don’t want to deal with.

In addition to these tips and tricks, you should also think about scheduling a home security audit. During an audit, a security specialist will look over every inch of your property and point out any major issues that need to be addressed.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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