15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins

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We all like to feel a sense of security in our homes and a simple lock may not be enough. Which is why if your looking for the that extra measure in security, we have exactly what your looking for. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. These 15 ways will help you secure your home.

1. Don’t leave your garage door opener in the car – it’s like handing the keys to your house to anyone that breaks into your car. Get a keychain version instead so it goes where you go.
Garage Door Visor | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins2. Get a small safe for your most valuable treasures.
Small Safe | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins3. Reinforce your door jam – if you installed your door in the last 10 years then you really don’t have anything to worry about although you could still check by removing the hardware to see if the screws are at least three inches long.
Reinforce Door | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-InsThe Family Handyman
4. Always know who’s at your door by installing a peep hole – drill through both sides of the door and screw the peephole in. A wide angle peep hole is better!
Peep Hole | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins5. If you would like to know what happens at your house – when you’re not around then install some security cameras. This can scare off some thieves.
Zmodo Security Camera | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins6. Reinforce that insubstantial garage door – use some two by fours, plywood and brackets. Screw the plywood into the door with dry screws and test out the two by fours to see how thick you’ll need your filler strips to be.
Reinforce Garage Door | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-InsThe Family Handyman
7. Your patio doors are also a weak point. You could install The Door Guardian, which is easy to disengage whenever you like.
The Door Guardian | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins8. Find a better place to keep your spare keys… for example you could keep them in a lock box!
Key Lock Box | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins9. Since most burglars use force to break into your home – you could beef up your door with even more reinforcement. It takes some time but it’s time well spent when it could save you a ton of money from property loss.
15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins10. Or you could always save all the trouble and just wire up your whole house with a security system.
Whole House Security System | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins11. To prevent your deadbolts on locks from getting picked, you can use this SimLOCK.
Deadbolts Simlock | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins12. A door stop that sounds an alarm when someone enters your house and tries to walk around.
Alarm Sounding Door Stop | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins13. You can physically lock you garage door opener when you leave for vacation so that if someone manages to get into your house via another entrance they won’t be able to open the garage door from the inside and make off with the car.
Padlock Garage Door | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins14. Your mailbox carries a lot of important information, make sure no one can get to it with a secure mailbox!
Safe Mailbox | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-Ins15. To deter thieves from even getting close to your houseinstall motion detector lights this usually sends them running off!
Motion Detector Lights | 15 Ways To Affordably Secure Your Home From Break-InsVia-The Family Handyman

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I kind of feel like a security expert now, you could do most of these installations in one day and they only require a small investment that could go a long way towards protecting your home!

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