21 Cheap And Effective Tricks To Keep Your Home Safe

Most burglars don’t BYOL. scpr.org
Never let flyers or menus build up on your doorstep — you risk appearing like you’re on vacation. Untouched, virgin snow is a surefire way to let burglars know that no one’s home. Drive them to the recycling plant yourself, or cut them up into smaller pieces and conceal them in your recycling or trash bins. Cancel your newspaper subscriptions and ask the post office to hold your mail while you’re out of town. Anything that makes your car more easily identifiable is a good deterrent. Double-glazed windows as well as toughened glass are harder to smash through. 14. Put bumper stickers on your car. Always remember to remove flyers from your doorstep. 2. Cut a wooden dowel so that it fits into your track when it’s closed. An obvious build-up of materials will let everyone know no one’s home. And if you are on vacation, have your neighbor pick them up for you. If you have to do it in public, do it as quickly and efficiently as possible. 20. Fake a TV glow. Get a motion-sensor home security system that lets you monitor your home with your smartphone. shutterstock.com

If someone’s watching you, they’ll be fooled into thinking someone is still home. 9. Make sure that your mirrors don’t reflect your home alarm. Invest in double glazed or toughened glass windows. Burglars sometimes case a home by planting a flyer and checking to see if someone picks it up. 8. Not the cheapest option, but you get added benefits. 18. Load your car in the garage with the door closed. Build a secret hiding place for your valuables. Posted By MMK on Nov 12, 2014 | comments

You don’t need to invest in an expensive home alarm system or install an unsightly barbed wire fence to keep out burglars. Ebay has got plenty of these. People will wonder if you’ve gone on vacation if you let your grass grow too high. Don’t leave your electronics boxes out on the curb. Reinforce your door jambs if you have weak door frames. 4. Eliminate any potential places for burglars and intruders to lurk. Keep your landscaping neat and trimmed. Install some dummy surveillance cameras. Keep your doors from getting kicked in with this supremely easy DIY, which takes under an hour to install. And remember to keep it messy if you can. 3. 15. When loading a car with suitcases, keep it quick and hidden if possible. This little gizmo uses the same energy as a nightlight, works on a timer system, and makes it look like someone’s home. Get more info here. Don’t leave a ladder just hanging out in your backyard.  

7. Sometimes a couple easy steps are all you need to secure your home. Be sure to keep large bushes and shrubs away from windows. Here are some DIY ideas that turn webcams into security cams. It costs $39.95. Pretend like you’re saying good-bye to someone inside when you leave your home.

Updated: 13.11.2014 — 05:07