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You’re about to re-design your home, and you want to make sure that it’s safe. But how do you go about doing that? It’s easier than you think! Apart from owning a gun and keeping a supply of ammo, you can go about doing a lot of other things as well.
We’ve put together a list of security tips for you.
Set up a camera system
One of the most effective ways to protect your home from burglary is to install a camera system. A camera can be placed anywhere in your house. It will record any activity around it, which is useful for catching burglars as well as identifying suspects after a crime has been committed. It’s also an excellent way to monitor your children’s activities inside and outside of the home. And even if you don’t have children, many homeowners find it comforting knowing they can see what’s happening at all times.
Build your home with security in mind
To ensure that your house is secure, you should make sure it is well constructed. For example, the walls should be made of a good material (cement or bricks), and they should be thick enough to keep intruders out. The windows should also be difficult to break so that they can provide additional protection against burglars.
Additionally, you need to make sure that the inside of your home has adequate lighting at all times of the day. This will help eliminate dark corners where intruders might hide.
Keep your garage doors securely closed
While you design your home security system, keep in mind that garage doors should be securely closed and locked. Your garage door should have a lock that can be opened with a remote control or keypad. It should also have a sensor that will detect when someone approaches and automatically raise the door for them. Some newer models even have lights so that you won’t trip over anything as you enter or exit your garage.
Install deadbolt locks on all doors and windows
Deadbolt locks are more secure than standard locks. They’re harder to pick, so they’ll prevent anyone who sees your front door and decides they want to break into your house from doing so easily. Deadbolts are also easy to install on all exterior doors, interior doors, and windows. Most deadbolts can be installed by yourself in an hour or two with a few tools. If you don’t already have deadbolts on your exterior doors, consider installing them as soon as possible. You will probably want at least one keyed entry door between each room with an open window and whatever is outside.
Plant thorny shrubs around the house
Some plants with thorns and spines can be a good deterrent to unwanted visitors. For example, rose stems have a high density of sharp spines that are painful to the touch; their long stems make them ideal for covering fences or walls. You can also use short-stemmed thorny bushes such as lavender or rosemary. These have smaller, finer thorns but still provide an effective barrier for intruders who might try to climb over your fence or wall. This is why it’s best to plant these along the top of your property line instead of in front of windows where they might scratch up cars parked below.
Invest in a good fence for your property
A good fence will not only protect you and your family, but it will also make your property look more attractive. It’s important to choose the right type of fence for your situation. For example, if you have young children or pets who are likely to climb over a chain link fence, a wooden one might be better. If you want privacy but still want people to see that there is activity inside the property, consider having some opaque panels while others are transparent or translucent.
If you’re going with wood fencing, remember that most wood fences aren’t all treated with chemicals like pressure-treated lumber is. Therefore, they may need additional maintenance, such as stain application after installation or even replacement after several years. However, this primarily depends on how much sun exposure they receive throughout their lifetime.
Install bars on windows or use security window films
Security window films are a great option for covering your windows and adding extra protection to your home. These films can be installed on any type of glass, including windows and skylights. They can also be used as a way to add privacy to your home by blocking out unwanted views while still letting in natural light. There is usually no need for costly construction work because they’re easy to install over existing windows with minimal effort required.
Window films are generally made from polyester or PVC film that’s mechanically stretched into place using static electricity when applied directly onto the glass surface (without adhesive). Once installed, these films create an air cushion between the glass and metal frame so that intruders won’t be able to break through them easily. They’ll have difficulty breaking through at all if you install heavy-duty versions.
If you are in the process of designing your dream home and want it to be as secure as possible, then these tips will help you get started. It’s important to remember that when designing a home from scratch, you should always consider the security features that can be added to it. By following these steps, you will make your house more difficult for burglars to break into. Plus, have peace of mind knowing that you are doing everything possible to protect yourself and your loved ones from harm.