There are a lot of things you can do to protect your home from burglars or intruders. So many ways, in fact, that sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. Do you invest in an expensive and elaborate system? Do you try to do it yourself? Which types of locks are best? There’s a lot to think about.
We want to try to make things a little less complicated. Here are some frequently asked home security questions and the answers that can make security a little simpler.
What are Some Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Protect My Home?
It is possible to protect your home without breaking the bank. We’ve covered some different ways you can make small changes that will make a big impact. Maintaing your lawn, picking up your stuff from your yard, and making sure you have and use window shades, are all great places to start.
- Maintain your lawn and landscaping
- Use motion activated lights
- Get window shades
- Pick up your lawn
- Trim bushes and shrubs
- Prevent kick-ins
Is a Deadbolt Enough?
If you have a deadbolt, or even a chain, on your door, you may think you’re covered. But, even the most expensive, high-quality deadbolts can’t prevent damage to your door if they are kicked in. They may keep the door from being opened, but the entire frame of the door is not stabilized and therefore it can be broken.
There are systems though, like the Nightlock Home Security System, that use the stability of the floor to secure the entire door and prevent damage when kicked.
I have an Alarm, Do I Need Additional Security?
An alarm only tells you when an entrance has been breached, this means an intruder is already in your home and you and your family are already in danger. The best home security system is multi-layered and comprehensive, preventing intruders from ever entering the home and then sending an alert if they do.
How Can I Secure My Patio Door?
Sliding doors and double patio doors can be beautiful additions to any home but can often be the hardest to secure. They also often open up to vulnerable areas of the home including master bedrooms. Deadbolts and chains don’t work on these types of doors. The Nightlock Patio is a great way to use the strength of the floor to secure these beautiful doors and keep you safe. Security Window Film is also a helpful, additional step you can take to secure these typically glass doors.
What Are Some Ways I can Protect an Apartment?
While those living in an apartment are sometimes limited on the safety features they can install themselves, there are certain steps you can take to make sure you are just as secure in an apartment as you are in a house.
- Get to know neighbors
- Plan for long absences
- Ask the landlord questions
- Add your own safety features
- If on the first floor, secure the patio door
For more articles on home safety and the best ways to protect you and your loved ones, visit the Nightlock Website and Blog.