In a world where more than 2 million home invasions are reported every single year in the United States (with more open invasions reported year after year at a steady climb on top of that), it is of the utmost importance that you are doing everything in your power to protect your home and your loved ones.
Thankfully, there are a lot of different things that you’re going to be able to do to improve the overall security of your home without having to break your bank account or deal with too much headache or hassle along the way.
We are going to share with you a couple of tips and tricks that will help you better prepare for home invasions or a robbery situation to that you know you are going to be able to meet these challenges head-on.
Shall we jump right in?
Take advantage of “defensive” vegetation
One of the easiest and most effective ways to dramatically improve the overall security of your home without having to add any extra layers of protection that get in the way of day to day life is to plant “defensive” vegetation around all of your windows.
Bushes that are absolutely loaded with thorns planted beneath your windows are going to act as a natural deterrent to keep thieves and criminals away from these “easy picking” entry points.
Put bells on all of your doors
There’s a reason why almost every single shop you ever step foot in has a bell of some sort that alerts employees that someone has entered or that someone has left.
This unobtrusive little signal is going to give you advance warning that something is happening, but it’s also going to make criminals nervous that they have been spotted well before they’ve got the “goods”. It’s a cheap and easy fix for those that want to better protect their homes.
Have a safe room set up
You don’t have to build a multimillion dollar “safer” like the one that Jodie Foster escaped into in Safe Room, but you’re going to want to have a space in the home that everyone can get into quickly and effectively if there is a home invasion so that they’ll be together. You’ll want to make sure that this safer home is as well protected and defended as possible, and that it includes a method to contact the authorities or the outside world reliably in it as well.
Keep your garage safe
Criminals have found the garage to be one of the easiest entry points in almost every neighborhood, and you’re going to want to do everything you can to protect your garage from falling prey to these criminals.Get your hands on Garage Door Armor (and ingenious solution that stops criminals from being able to open your garage door from the outside, too), install security lighting above the garage doors, and make sure that you lock the interior door to the home that connects to the garage so that you get a “buffer zone” you’ll be able to rely on.