It’s a scary thought, but for most of us, the idea of an intruder breaking into our home and stealing our valuables is a very real concern. It’s especially scary if you have children or pets at home who may not be able to defend themselves against someone who means them harm. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can protect your family and home from intruders—even without spending too much money. Here are some tips on how to prevent someone from getting into your house:
Make it difficult for them to get in.
Now that you’ve made it difficult for them to get in, you should make it as hard as possible. The first step is to install deadbolts on all of your doors. This means putting a keyhole in the doorknob so that anyone who wants to enter must have a key. It’s also important to install security bars over windows which can be opened from the inside with a bar sliding back and forth across them like this:
The next step is installing a door alarm which will go off if someone tries opening your door without using their key or knocking first (this is important because sometimes intruders break into houses by simply kicking down doors). There are many kinds of door alarms available depending on what type of home security system you want – some require wiring while others work without electricity! You might also consider getting window locks too since these can help prevent burglars from gaining entry through windows instead of doors themselves.”
Make sure all windows and doors are locked when you leave the house.
If you want to keep your home safe from intruders, make sure all windows and doors are locked when you leave the house. This means any window or door that opens should have a lock on it. It also means that if there is a deadbolt on one of these openings, this should also be locked as well.
If possible, consider installing additional locks on all windows that open so that even if someone manages to break through one of them they will still be unable to get into your home without breaking more glass or making more noise than they would like (and hopefully attracting attention from neighbors).
Install an alarm system or an extra deadbolt on your door or window.
One of the best ways to keep your home safe is by installing an alarm system. A monitored security system can often be a deterrent for would-be intruders, and it’s also much more likely that you’ll be able to catch them in the act if they do try anything. If you’re not ready for an entire system, consider adding another deadbolt on your door or window as well; this will make it harder for someone who breaks through one lock (or finds an unlocked one) from entering your residence fully uninvited.
If you do choose an alarm system with monitoring services from a third party company such as ADT or Vivint Smart Home Security, make sure that they have 24/7 customer support available in case there’s ever any problem with your equipment or service plan! You don’t want anyone breaking into your house only because no one answered when they tried calling customer service after realizing something wasn’t working right…
Set up motion-activated lights around your property.
Motion-activated lights are a great deterrent. They can be used to illuminate dark areas, making it difficult for intruders to hide in the shadows. They also work well as outdoor spotlights, illuminating hard-to-see areas such as around your property or front door from both inside the house and from the street. These lights have no on/off switch so they’re always ready when you need them most!
Install a video surveillance system that covers all angles of your home, especially the entrances and exits.
- Install a video surveillance system that covers all angles of your home, especially the entrances and exits.
- Make sure you can see the front door and the back door.
- Install cameras on all sides of your house (including garage), so you can see all entrances to your home.
Put a lock on your mailbox.
If you’re not already doing this, consider locking your mailbox. If you don’t have a lock on it, consider getting one. Make sure that the key is kept safe and out of reach of children or other people who might be tempted to use it inappropriately (i.e., playing mailbox baseball). The last thing you want is someone stealing all your mail and throwing away the important stuff!
If you do have a lock on your mailbox: make sure it’s easy for everyone who lives in the house to open with only one key (you don’t want them forgetting theirs).
There are many ways to protect your family and home from intruders, even without spending too much money
The first step to protecting your home is staying aware of your surroundings. If you see someone suspicious on the streets, be sure to report them and keep an eye on them until help arrives.
It’s also important not to give away too much information online. Don’t post photos of your home or address online, even if it’s just a picture taken from inside looking out at the street below–it could give criminals an idea about where you live! You should also check social media accounts regularly for any signs that someone may have been snooping around in them (e-mail notifications from old friends who never use email), as well as keeping tabs on all other accounts connected with yours (like credit card companies).
We hope that this article has given you some ideas on how to protect yourself and your family from intruders. There are many ways to do so, and we’ve covered the most common ones here. However, there are also other things that can be done such as installing deadbolts on all doors or windows in your home, installing motion-activated lights around your property at night time when it gets dark–which will deter criminals from entering because they’ll be seen immediately by someone else nearby!