Home Security the Inexpensive Way

Home Security the Inexpensive Way

If you’re looking for some inexpensive ways to make your house more secure, you’ve come to the right place. Being a home-owner is a big responsibility and an expensive venture. You want to keep your house looking good and your property values up, but while you do that you worry about making it more inviting for would-be thieves and burglars. It’s a bit of a paradox, and with economic times seeming more uncertain for many people it’s a problem that needs to be addressed.

At one point in my life I had the good fortune of working for an Alarms systems company based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. What I didn’t know was that this little city with the hard-to-pronounce name had the second highest level break-and-enter rate in all of Canada (per capita), with the great majority of those being violent break-ins. Needless to say, we sold a lot of alarm systems, but what people were really interested in was our no-cost recommendations for improving security until they could afford a whole system. Here’s a few.

It’s important to remember that most burglars are opportunists. They are looking for an easy score, an empty house, or an open windows.

Timed lights – not expensive and easy to set up. Having seemingly random lights going on or off throughout the night is a great way to deter burglars.

A dog – If you love dogs then you may as well just get one. Not only will it add love and playfulness to your life, it’ll scare the heck out of anyone who comes to your window.

A fence – This is my biggest recommendation for anyone. A solid, metal, powder coated aluminum fence will go a long way towards making your house seem like more of a fortress. Adding a pointed picket top to your 6 foot fence will give the impression that your home is not “easy-pickens”.