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What value do you place on home security? Do the large home security companies seem outside of your range price-wise? Do you long for more economic choices? There actually are some, and they are within reach. This article has some cheap tips for home security.

Eliminate dead vegetation and rotting wood from the yard each summer. They pose a fire risk. You can prevent disasters by keeping your yard clean.

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If your home has window-mounted air conditioning units, ensure that each one is secure and cannot be dislodged. A crook can simply pull them out and come on in they’re not secure. Take them out in the winter, too.

TIP! When a security company wants in your home ask for an ID and see if they’re in uniform. Intruders could disguise themselves to inspect your home.

The most secure sort of lock is a deadbolt that includes a captive keylock. Deadbolts have a thumb latch for an extra layer of protection. When you are home, keep the key inserted inside the lock so you can leave if there is a fire.

Locks that can’t be locked from the outside are not adequate. A deadbolt meets this requirement and is a good burglar deterrent as well.

Before you let any strangers enter your home, be sure you look over their references. For a relatively small fee, you can also run a background check for their criminal history. You don’t know whether the contractor, maid, or repairman that you’ve hired is trustworthy and handing them your keys could be a costly mistake.

TIP! If you are searching for ways to make your home more secure, one inexpensive way to accomplish this is to purchase exterior lights that have motion detectors. In the evening, lights will help keep your home safe, and will add little in the way of extra expense.

Get security systems directly through the company. A re-seller will not guarantee the equipment the way the manufacturer will and is only looking for easy money. You can avoid these additional fees and have access to quality service by going through a reliable company.

Regardless of how much you trust your new home’s previous occupants, your first order of business after moving in is to get the locks replaced or re-keyed. This is true of rentals and homes you buy, so ask your landlord to switch the lock or hire a locksmith to do it yourself, if you are able to do so.

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If you sign a contract for a security company, read all the fine print first. There may be hidden costs to doing business with them, including early termination fees and surprising equipment costs. Avoid as many fees as you can by reading everything.

TIP! Having your home lit up and bright at night is a great deterrent to crooks. They do not desire to be seen.

Video is a criminal’s worst nightmare. The typical burglar does not wear a mask like the fictional crooks in the movies. Most actual burglars do not wear a mask. They do not expect to be seen. Most are easily deterred with a security system.

Do that put spare keys above door frames or under door mats. Instead of letting you into your home in the event you are locked out, you are providing criminals with easy access to your home. Potential burglars know the usual hiding places. A better solution is to give your key to a neighbor you trust.

The most useful tool for finding home security is the Internet. You should look at testimonials from customers and different information you can find. Also find other companies to get quotes from as well.

TIP! Don’t limit security to the inside of your home; the outside needs attention too. You should not let plants and shrub block your doors and windows.

Even if you’re not going to be gone long, keep your home locked. Most burglars gain entry to a home through an unlocked door. A thief can take plenty of valuables in minutes.

If you install a security system, make certain to hide the wires well. If the wires are exposed, an intruder can bypass the system by cutting its wires. Make it hard for a burglar to avoid your detection. Keep yourself safe.

Do not store your vehicle registration documents in your car’s glove compartment. It is not smart, because anyone can know your address. Ideally, you should carry your registration in your wallet or bag. If you must leave them in the car, pick a less obvious hiding place. If a cop pulls you over, you will need them anyway.

TIP! If you have a numeric keypad on your door as your lock, don’t make the password your birthday. Your birthdate can be found on Facebook or pieces of mail and you have given entry into your home.

Once you’ve moved to a new house, make it a priority to replace all locks. Though you may not suspect that the seller is up to something, you still need to be careful. If the previous owners have never changed the locks, there could be people out there who owned the house before them and still have keys to your house.

Keep a flashlight with good batteries in every room of your home, just in case you lose power. They will help you get around in case your entire home is dark. Teach everyone in your home to use the flashlights so all family members can see and help each other.

If you’re worried about how you’re going to be able to maintain a wireless system, you may want to opt for a wired one instead. Wireless systems are convenient, but they require multiple sets of batteries that have to be changed out on a regular basis. Neglecting this maintenance can cause faults in your security system and leave you improperly protected. Furthermore, it can be costly to replace multiple batteries.

TIP! If you always turn your lights on or off at the same time, use a timer. You will not have to expend as much energy taking care of the lights, but you will still be able to make sure your house is illuminated when you want it to be.

Moving into an apartment or home that you’ve lived in should involve changing the locks first to maker them safer. Even if you’ve gotten a key from the previous owner or tenant, there could still be a lot of people out there who have keys to your home. You can do your own installation to make sure that no one else has a key.

Your budget will tell you which security measures you can put in place. Luckily, there are a number of inexpensive home security solutions you can use no matter what your budget may be. This article should have presented a number of tips that you can use to make your home more secure. An inexpensive solution is still better than no protection at all.

Any priceless items need to be secured. Items such as family photos, passports, legal documents, expensive jewelry and financial records need to be placed at a secure location. A floor safe is a great place to keep these items within the home. Safety deposit boxes are another great idea.

TIP! If the living room window in your home has direct line of sight to the street, you’ll want to draw those curtains at night. Don’t let anyone see inside.


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