Home Security Tips that Won’t Cost you a Fortune

Home Security Tips that Won’t Cost you a Fortune

When most people think about home security, they tend to focus on locks, alarms, and cameras. While these safeguards are essential, there are many other things you can do to prevent break-ins — without having to invest a lot of money.

Landscape Your Way to Safety
Well maintained landscaping can be a powerful deterrent to burglars. Overgrown trees and bushes provide perfect hiding spots for potential intruders. So, keep shrubs trimmed and ensure tree branches don’t offer easy access to upper-level windows.

Let There Be Light
A well-lit exterior can make your home an unattractive target for burglars. That doesn’t mean you need to illuminate your home like a Christmas tree 24/7! Instead, consider motion-activated lighting. It not only conserves energy but can startle and deter anyone trying to sneak around your property.

Silence the "No One's Home" Alarm
Heading on vacation? Hold your mail and newspaper deliveries, ask a neighbor to pick up flyers, and resist the urge to post your holiday pictures on social media. Don't let your absence become an open invitation for burglars!

The Bottom Line
Don’t rely entirely on gadgets and systems. Take a more comprehensive approach to home security and you’ll have more peace of mind when you’re away.

What do you do for your home security? Share your tips with us in the comments below!


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