Break-ins are on the rise and some cities are reporting as much as a 30 percent spike in 2022 from the previous year! That can be alarming to homeowners, but fortunately, there are actionable steps that you can take to improve your home’s security this summer. From installing the latest home security features to limiting access to your home, ASAP Security is here with 5 tips to improve your home’s security.
1. Install Motion Activated Outdoor Lighting
One of the simplest, yet impactful ways to improve your home’s security is to ensure that there is ample lighting around the property to deter would-be burglars from working in the dark where they won’t be seen. Motion-activated lights serve several important purposes. First, the lights turn on whether you’re home or not. This gives the illusion that someone may be home and aware of the motion on their property. Additionally, motion-activated lights will cause any would-be burglars to think twice before attempting to break into a well-lit home where they will be in plain sight of neighbors.
2. Update Your Home’s Security Cameras
In addition to installing ample lighting around your property, you want to be sure that you have eyes and ears on your home at all hours of the day, no matter where you are. Home security cameras are a surprisingly inexpensive and technologically sophisticated solution that will improve your home’s security significantly. Most modern residential security cameras are cost-effective, discreet, and connect to your smart devices including your cell phone.
Residential security cameras will double as a deterrent for criminals as well as a method to collect evidence in the event that a crime is committed on your property. At the very least, you will have footage to use to identify the criminals and show proof of the crime to your insurance company.
3. Install Iron Gates Around the Yard, on Doors and on Windows
Another great way to improve your home’s security is to limit unauthorized access to the property. The best way to do this is to have a wall, an iron gate and a gate operator separating your front yard from the rest of the neighborhood. Installing an iron perimeter fence will prevent people and vehicles from pulling into your driveway without your permission. Now, anyone who wishes to trespass or steal from you will need to try to scale the fence, drawing the attention of neighbors and passersby.
4. Lock-Up Items That May Be Used to Break into Your Home
While it may seem like a no-brainer, burglars will often use items that can be found around your property as tools to break into your home. Items such as tools and heavy or blunt objects can be used to break windows and doors so you want to make sure that all items that may be used to break into your home are safely locked away in a garage or shed.
5. Use Hedges, Bushes, and Trees as Barriers Around Your Property
Using your home’s landscaping to improve your home’s security is a way to add curb appeal and function with a single stroke. Hedges, bushes, and trees create a natural barrier between your neighbors’ yard, the street and your home. This barrier has two primary advantages for improving home security. First, thick hedges obstruct the line of sight into your yard and home. Simply put, burglars will have a difficult time scoping your home for possible entryways and vulnerabilities in your home’s security. Additionally, they create a physical barrier that is not easy to climb over. When paired with a brick wall, hedges act as an effective barrier between your property and would-be burglars.
Call ASAP Security for the Latest in Home Security
If you’re ready to improve your home’s security this summer, call ASAP Security in Las Vegas. Our team of residential security professionals can provide you with the information and home security systems that you need to deter theft and burglary from your property. Call (702) 870-8880 for service in Las Vegas today.