Your home is your safe space. It’s the place where you and your family should be able to gather without worry. Unfortunately, there are some circumstances in which danger can infiltrate our homes, even if you’ve taken all the typical safety precautions like locking doors and windows. While we can’t predict unwanted events, there are many steps homeowners can take to prepare for them. Check out these ways to increase home security to keep your home and your family safe.
Secure Your Doors
Did you know that most burglars simply enter through the front door? 34% to be exact! While it’s seemingly obvious to lock your doors, it’s also easy to forget. Be sure to keep all of the doors in your home locked to eliminate this unfortunate, yet common mistake. If you want to eliminate all risks, perhaps you can install a Smart Lock! These ADT Smart Locks allow you to lock and unlock your doors from your phone, and they can also send text updates when the lock status changes.
Install Motion Sensor Lights
Installing motion sensor lights can deter trespassers from attempting to enter your space. Once the lights turn on, it will likely alarm any intruders. Additionally, you could take your outdoor security to the next level by installing a Ring camera. Their Floodlight Cam Wired Pro offers 3D Motion Detection and can give you real-time notifications through the Ring app. Whether you install an exterior camera or simply motion sensor lights, you will take steps to improve the security surrounding your home.
Timing Is Everything
A dark house can be appealing to an intruder. After all, it looks as if no one is home and the perfect opportunity to strike. Whether you’re out of town or simply out on the town, set some of your interior lights on a timer. By doing so, you can ensure that once it starts to get dark, there will be a few lamps on in your home, making it seem as if your home is occupied! While this can’t completely eliminate the possibility of a break-in, it can certainly deter trespassers. You can purchase light timers at stores like Home Depot and Lowes, or online at Amazon.
Keep It Clean
Did you know that burglars take notice of home surroundings? Overgrown grass, overfilled mailboxes, and packages left on the porch can all give burglars the idea that your home is empty. If you’re out of town, have a neighbor collect your mail and packages to minimize the likelihood of a break-in! Additionally, perhaps you can have someone tend to your lawn, or you can do so just before you leave for vacation. Take steps to ensure your home isn’t targeted by a lurking trespasser.
Windows open up your space to vulnerabilities. After all, the ease at which they break makes it simple for intruders to gain access to your space. Even if your windows are locked, it could be easy for a burglar to simply smash the glass. That’s where Safety and Security Window Film comes in! This window film fortifies glass and is one of the simplest ways to increase home security.
This film is specially designed to stretch rather than tear, holding the glass together in the event that it’s broken. This makes it difficult for intruders to penetrate the glass, deterring entry and buying those inside extra time to react in the event of an emergency. Its tear-resistant ability also mitigates the harm caused by flying shards of glass. Not to mention, depending on the tint level you choose, this film can leave the appearance of your space virtually unchanged, allowing for passive protection 24/7.
In addition to break-in protection, safety and security window film offers enhanced protection against:
- Inclement Weather
- Natural Disasters
- Bomb Blasts
Our team at New York Window Film is happy to work with you to find the perfect safety and security window film for your home. Combine sun control abilities with safety and security and select a Solar Safety and Security Film. Or, opt for virtually invisible protection with the Clear Safety and Security Film. No matter what you’re looking for, our team will help you select an optimal film to keep your home safe.
There are many different ways to increase home security, whether it be as simple as locking your doors or installing products like window film. Don’t get caught off guard by unwanted events. With these steps, you can protect your home and your family.
New York Window Film provides high-quality products and window film installations to Metropolitan New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. With window film solutions for both residential and commercial spaces, our products can help you achieve anything from sun control and security to decorative enhancement and privacy. Call us at (631) 420-4101 or (212) 256-1414 for more information, or request a quote online.