How To Secure Your Home On A Budget
There are many ways to secure your home on a budget. One way is to install security screens on all of your doors and windows. This will deter burglars from trying to break in, and recent tests carried out on security screens show that certain brands are amazing at stopping would-be thieves.
Another budget-friendly option is to invest in a whole-home security system. This can be monitored by a security company and will alert the authorities if there is a break-in. There are also many budget-friendly home security products on the market, such as door and window alarms, that can help to deter burglars. By following these tips, you can secure your home on a budget.
Another highly effective way is to install steel security doors. These are not only very strong but also a visible deterrent to burglars. However, they can be unsightly and only secure your doors.
What about bars on windows you may ask? While being relatively good at providing a level of home security, they can easily be pried open by using a car jack and they can make you feel like you are living in a prison. They are also pretty ugly too and do not offer good curb appeal should you wish to sell your home in the future.
However, installing security screens on all of your doors and windows, or investing in a whole-home security system, are the best ways to budget-friendly secure your home.
Let’s look at a few of the specifics of how to secure your home on a budget.
Windows and security screen windows:
Windows are a common entry point for would-be thieves and opportunist criminals. By budget-friendly upgrading your windows, you can make your home much more secure without spending a lot of money.
There are many ways to budget-friendly upgrade your windows, but one of the most effective is to install security screens. Security screens are made from durable mesh and can be fitted to both new and existing windows. They work by stopping intruders from being able to smash your window and gain entry to your home.
Another budget-friendly way to upgrade your windows is to install window alarms. These are sensors that are fitted to your window and will sound an alarm if the glass is broken. This will not only deter burglars but will also alert you (and your neighbors) to a potential break-in.
Doors and security screen doors:
Just like windows, doors are another common entry point for burglars. And, budget-friendly upgrading your doors is one of the most effective ways to secure your home.
One of the best budget-friendly ways to upgrade your doors is to install security screens. These are made from the same durable mesh as window security screens and can be fitted to both new and existing doors. They work by stopping intruders from being able to smash your door and gain entry to your home.
Another budget-friendly way to upgrade your doors is to install door alarms. These are sensors that are fitted to your door and will sound an alarm if the door is forced open. This will not only deter burglars but will also alert you (and your neighbors) to a potential break-in.
You can also budget-friendly upgrade your doors by installing deadbolts. Deadbolts are locks that cannot be picked up and are fitted to the inside of your door. This makes it much harder for burglars to force their way into your home.
Whole-home security system:
A whole-home security system is one of the best ways to budget-friendly secure your home. These systems are made up of several different devices, including door and window sensors, motion detectors, and of course, the now ubiquitous “Ring Doorbell”.
In our opinion, one of the best budget whole-home security options is a combination of security screen doors, and security screen windows combined with Ring Doorbell. With Ring, you can watch the criminals trying to smash their way in by trying to smash your windows unsuccessfully or almost break their bones by trying to break down your doors. This gives you plenty of time to call law enforcement whether you are home or on vacation.
Give Diamondback Security Screens a call to arrange a free estimate. We can get your home secured quicker than the competition and for a better price.