APS Security and Fire understands keeping your family, and home safe is of the utmost importance. While traditional security measures like alarms and security cameras are effective, there are also some unconventional methods that can be just as effective, if not more so.
Some lesser-known techniques can help safeguard your home and family from using smart home technology to create a lived-in appearance.
By taking a comprehensive approach to home security, you can ensure your home is as secure as possible, providing you with the peace of mind you and your family deserve.
Unconventional Ways To Secure Your Home
Create a “lived-in” appearance even when you’re away – Ask a neighbor to collect mail and newspapers. Use a smart speaker like Amazon Echo or Google Home to create ambient noise in your home, such as the sound of a radio or TV. This can make it sound like someone is inside and make it more difficult for burglars to determine whether your home is occupied.
Install motion-activated lights: Install motion-activated lights around the exterior of your home to deter burglars and make it more difficult for them to approach unnoticed. You can also use indoor motion-activated lights to make it look like someone is moving around inside.
Use landscaping to your advantage: It creates a natural barrier around your home, making it more difficult for intruders to access. For example, plant thorny bushes or shrubs near windows or other entry points. You can also use landscaping to obscure the view of valuables inside your home from the street or sidewalk.
Reinforcing Entry Points And Installing Security Screens
Secure doors and windows with reinforced hardware: Replace any weak or damaged locks or hinges with high-quality ones, and use reinforcing bars or brackets to secure windows and sliding glass doors.
Install deadbolts and strike plates on all exterior doors: Choose deadbolts extending at least one inch into the door frame, and use heavy-duty strike plates anchored with long screws.
Use security film to reinforce glass on windows and doors: Apply a clear, adhesive film to the inside of windows and glass doors to make them more resistant to shattering.
Install security screens to protect entry points: Use strong materials like steel or aluminum to protect doors and windows.
Use security screens on doors to prevent forced entry: Install a security screen door that can’t be easily kicked in or pried open to protect your front or back door.
Install window screens with metal frames and hardware that can’t be easily removed: Use metal frames and heavy-duty hardware to secure window screens, or consider installing screens that are permanently affixed to the window frame.
Count On APS Security And Fire For All Of Your Unconventional Techniques For Comprehensive Home Security
With a little extra attention to unconventional methods of providing safety for your home and family, you can have more peace of mind. With these techniques and a trusted home security system, your home will be the one burglars choose to walk away from.
Don’t leave the safety of your home and family to chance. APS Security and Fire offers high-quality home security equipment, including alarms, security cameras, monitoring, and more. Contact APS today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward comprehensive home security.