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5 Ways to Protect Your Home

protect-your-homeYou already know that a monitored home security system is a great way to protect your home. But what else can you do to make your home safer?

Here are five things that you can do right now. Most of these improvements are quite inexpensive.

1. Install Motion Lights

Motion-activated lights are one of the best ways to deter criminals. Criminals don’t enjoy having the spotlight shined on them.

Install the lights on your entryways at a minimum. If you really want to protect your home make sure that you install lights to either side of the house as well, eliminating all of the spots where a burglar might lurk.

Besides, entry lights make your home more welcoming, and motion-activated entry lights ensure that you don’t spend an arm and a leg on power to make that happen.

2. Install Screw-Type Window Locks

Screw-type window locks make your windows much harder to break into without literally breaking the window. Criminals will do this sometimes, but they can’t often do so without attracting a bunch of attention.

Screw-type window locks pay for themselves. Homeowners insurance companies like them so much that they usually give a discount for installing them just as they give a discount for installing a monitored home security system.

3. Add Shrubs Beneath First Story Windows

You can make it harder for burglars to get to your windows by installing thick or thorny shrubs right beneath them. The touch of plant life will help to enhance your landscape while minimizing the number of spots that someone can approach your home and gain entry to it.

4. Clean Up Your Yard

If you’re in the habit of leaving ladders propped against your house even when you’re not working on them or letting tools stay out in your yard when you’re not using them, adopt a new strategy. Anything you leave out is just ripe for theft, and that ladder could grant a criminal a method of entry to your second-floor windows.

5. Add a Security System Keypad to Your Bedroom

Not all burglaries happen when nobody’s home. Home invasions are just as common.

If a home invasion happens while you’re in your bedroom you may not have time to get to the security panel installed by your entry way door. A bedroom keypad lets you hit the panic button and summon the police as soon as you think there may be a problem.

Are you ready to get serious about protecting your home and family? If you live in Charlotte, NC, contact JSB Security Solutions today to get your free home security evaluation today.


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