Guarding Your Home, Without Breaking the Bank

Posted On: March 26, 2018

Home Protection is necessary, there’s no way around it. Obviously, you should be guarding your abode, that’s not the point we’re getting at. We’re just saying that you don’t have to break the bank to keep your personal kingdom safe. Check out these tips below to make sure you and what’s yours stay safe.

Arm Your Self with an Alarm – This is an absolute necessity: get an alarm system. It’s the most critical part of any home defense, so make sure everyone in your home is familiar with the system and actively use it.

Yard Bluffing– Oftentimes, a yard sign displaying your trusted security partner can act as a ward against would-be burglars. For this reason, stock up and bluff: get a sign for the security system you do in fact use, get a sign saying you’re protected by police patrol (whether or not you are), get a sign saying your home is monitored by security cameras (whether or not it is), and get a sign saying to beware of dog (whether or not you have one).

The Perfect Peephole – Keep an eye on anyone and everyone that shows up at your door, without running the risk of interaction, thanks to Skybell. Equipped with night vision, two-way audio, and a motion sensor, this doorbell doubles as the perfect barrier between you and potential danger. Worried it might come with a hefty price tag? You can enjoy one for free with the Smart 30 Skybell Plan.

Lock It Up – Reinforce your exterior door locks with deadbolt plates, perfect for preventing doors from being easily kicked in. Also, in the chance that your door is glass, install a double-sided lock. This means that to unlock your door from the inside would require a key rather than a twist of a knob, so breaking glass gets the intruder no closer to being inside.

Trap House – When it comes to home protection on a budget, nothing offers as much bang-for-your-buck as homemade booby-traps. Have you seen “Home Alone?” Just like that. Cover your hallways in marbles, attach swinging paint-cans on any staircases to bombard people coming up stairs, and equip the mail slot of your door with a flamethrower. If you have a yard, dig a bunch of deep holes and cover them with leaves. We’re just kidding, don’t do booby traps. This is an awful idea, just get a Skybell. 
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