So maybe you haven’t gotten around to installing a home security system, yet mostly because of the price. Of course, home security systems featured here on NK Home Security are certainly worth the investment, but there are other, less expensive ways that you can protect your home, or further enhance home security even if you’ve already bought a system. Here are a few simple ideas that are cost-effective:
1. Get to Know Your Neighbors So They can be on the Lookout When You’re Out of Town
These days, it’s become rarer to really get to know your neighbors. It’s important that you make the effort to form a cohesive community. Most people DO want to know their neighbors, but no one takes the first step. As such, why don’t you take that step? When you know your neighbors, not only will they be able to keep an eye out on your home while you’re away, but a stronger sense of community naturally creates a stronger sense of safety. Better yet, get together and form a neighborhood watch program.
2. Especially While You’re Away, Cover Windows Appropriately
Burglars don’t just rob any old home they see. They very meticulously evaluate their targets, based on the likelihood of finding valuable items and the likelihood of getting away with it. The first step most burglars take is to look through windows surreptitiously to 1) check if you’re home, and 2) see if you own anything they may want. By covering windows with blinds or curtains, even when you’re home, you tempt burglars less.
3. Be Aware of Your Landscaping
There are two aspects of home landscaping that you may want to be wary of. One, burglars take notice of everything, including how pristinely your lawn may be manicured. If you have a very ornate front yard with decorative flowers, fountains, etc., this is a signal to a burglar that you likely have money. Of course, this isn’t to say that you should make your yard ugly on purpose; just don’t overdo it. Another thing you should be aware of when landscaping your yard is to make sure trees and bushes are trimmed well so that a potential thief won’t be able to climb anything to get through a window.
4. Install Deadbolts on All Your Doors
The number one method of entry for most burglars is simply kicking the door in. No matter what material you use to build a door, you’ll still be vulnerable to break-ins. Installing deadbolts on all doors is probably the easiest and most cost-effective way to secure your doors and prevent break-ins. If a thief cannot break the door open with one blow, he usually leaves so as not to draw attention to himself by making too much noise.
I highly recommend getting a home security system. But if you don’t have the time or money to set one up, the above tips will greatly increase your home security.
Having security systems installed are not only important for homes but they are important in industrial buildings as well. One of the best practices for ensuring workplace or industrial safety is to install LOTO station. It is also known as a lockout/tagout station. It guarantees that possibly hazardous machines and hardware are totally and appropriately shut off before beginning the maintenance work.