Five Investments To Protect Your Home

Since you’ve spent money on owning a home, it seems like it would make sense to do something in order to keep your home safe. That could mean investing in repairs, or it could mean putting in a security system. Security could be determined by the area you live in, or by how many children are living in your home.

See, it’s not just an investment in the security of your home, but your family as well. If you live in an area with higher crime rates, you may want to invest of in five of these things. It will be worth the money the first time a robber gets foiled and walks away with nothing from your home.

Motion Lighting

One of the most common things people invest in these days when it comes to home protection are motion sensor lights. The concept behind them is that when the light comes on the burglar will leave because someone must mbe home. However, if they aren’t afraid to kill for what they want, this isn’t going to stop them.

That doesn’t mean they aren’t still a great investment. Have one for your garage and one for your front and back entry. Not only does it come on when strangers come by, you’ll feel safer coming in at night, and less annoyed that you forgot to turn the porch light on when you left.

Deadbolts

Having deadbolt locks put on all of your external doorways just adds one more deterrent that might get a burglar to backoff. Having two locks to get through takes extra time. They may just decide to skip your house and go to the next one.

Security Alarm System

The most standard item in home safety is an alarm system. There are many options out there, from securing a small home to a large one. Probably the most important thing to remember is your code. You don’t want the cops showing up continually because your forget your pass code, and you don’t want it written anywhere where it could be seen or found.

Panic Room

This may seem a little too extreme for the general public, but if you have a high profile job or name, you may want to consider having a panic room put in your home. It’s also a wise investment if you live somewhere with lots of crime and home invasions.

Your panic room could be the one thing that keeps you alive with a robbery gone wrong.

Video Surveillance

Video surveillance is another somewhat costly investment, but a wise idea especially if you’ve got a panic room. You want to get a bird’s eye view of what is going on while you are safe in your room.

However you work to protect your home, make sure to have some sort of weapon, if they are allowed in your state. If you have children, keep the gun or other weapon, locked up, separate from ammo. And, keep your panic room supplied with water and non-perishable food items, you never know how long you’ll ne in there.


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April 5, 2016 Five Investments To Protect Your Home