Home Security Tricks You Didn’t Know You Needed

2 September 2021

Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night by a loud noise, only to realise it was just your dog jumping off the couch? If so, then you know how vital home security can be.

It not only protects your family from intruders but also helps protect them from natural disasters and power outages. Read on for simple home security tricks that are easy to do and won't cost you anything!

Security Screen Doors and Windows

Security screen doors and windows are often an overlooked aspect of home security, but they can be a great way to help keep your family safe. One common problem is that people assume their regular door or window locks will suffice to keep intruders out. Unfortunately that's often not the case, and these entry points are easy to break into.

A good set of security Osborne Screens for doors and windows can help alleviate this problem as they make it significantly more difficult for a thief or potential intruder to get inside your home. It's much harder to pop open one of these entry points than an ordinary door or window, primarily if the locks are already engaged on the inside.

Fortified Garages and Attics

Turn on your garage lights after dark. Even if you have motion detectors in the driveway, dimming or turning on these lights can help reduce false alarms. In addition, a small light turned on when someone walks through the door is sometimes enough to send an intruder away.

Ghost-Like Decor in the Yard

If you want to spook your neighbors this Halloween, a ghost decoration is a perfect way to start. It's cheap, easy, and you can make it from almost anything. All you need is a little bit of creativity!

Here are a few tips to help get your ideas flowing:

First, consider the weather before turning ghost-like. If it's sunny all week, don't use anything that will fade or melt away too quickly. On the other hand, if rain seems imminent, double up on your ghost decorations so they can survive a few downpours.

Don't be afraid to go overboard. The more inflatable ghosts you have, the better! They're cheap and easy to store after Halloween is over. You don't need one in every window or doorway either; just a couple of strategically placed balloons will do the trick.

How to Scare Off Burglars without Harming Them

Setting Booby Traps to deter intruders is illegal. But there are some legal things you can do to deter burglars. When using in conjunction with a professionally monitored home security system, they can give you peace of mind that your home is protected. 

Additional burglar deterrents include:
  • installing motion detecting lights outside your home
  • locking your doors and windows
  • putting your inside lights on a timer when you’re away
  • placing security signs and decals on the exterior of your property
  • having a dog or at least a “beware of dog” sign
  • installing fake (or real) security cameras around the house
  • putting bells on your door or windows to notify you when they open
As you can see, home security is essential. It's not just something that will make your house a little safer - it could even save your life! 

So do everything you can to keep yourself and those around you safe by taking in the advice.

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