Three Ways You Can Improve Your Home's Security

Three Ways You Can Improve Your Home's Security

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Believe it or not, there's a burglary in the U.S. once every 14.4 seconds. This means that in the average TV commercial break, eight homes are broken into and burglarized; in an hour, 250 homes are broken into; and in one year, there are more than 2,159,000 burglaries. Consequentially, burglaries do $4.78 billion worth of damage to the national economy -- that's more than the total profits of companies like Best Buy, Target, and Verizon.

Instead of becoming a statistic, why not beef up your house's security? Here are a few home protection tips to help.

Get a Fence.
Obviously, burglars are going to have a much more difficult time sneaking in if you have a fence in your backyard. Although wrought iron fences typically work the best since they're the most difficult to scale, picket fences and chain link fences work well, too. Fences are so good at securing homes that it's part of the reason the the industry is expected to grow 2.2% annually for the next three years. You may also want to consider planting thorny bushes on the inside of the fence to further deter burglars, but be sure to rake the leaves away or else you may damage the fence.

Get Some Dummy Home Protection Products.
Getting a home protection system and security cameras for your house will obviously protect it, but they're also really expensive. Instead, why not find some dummy home protection products instead? You can attach faux security cameras on your home and put dummy home protection system stickers on your windows. Often times, this is enough to make your home unattractive to burglars.

Don't Use a Fake Rock.
Fake rocks are pretty handy ways to store spare keys, but the trouble is that they look, well, fake. They're awfully conspicuous and sort of self-defeating. Instead, try putting your spare key in a plastic bag, and then hiding it underneath a real rock. You could leave a spare key with the neighbors, too.

If you want to protect your home and avoid being burglarized, then you've got to beef up your home's security. Getting a fence, warding off burglars, and being smart about spare keys are crucial steps.

If you have any questions, or any other home protection tips to offer, feel free to share in the comments.

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Brett Crouse