In an age where home invasions and
theft remain among top concerns
across residential communities
nationwide, theres never been a better
time to step up your security game.
Not to mention, it
could also save the
most valuable thing
of all: your life.
While it may seem like a hassle in
terms of the time and money it takes to
upgrade your home security, taking the
proper precautions could potentially
save you from a painful headache later
down the road.
Here, we explore some easy and
attainable ways to ensure your peace
Adding a surveillance system to
your front door wont break the
bank if you do it yourself. All you
need are 3 things to get started:
A wireless webcam
Tacking on a webcam to your front
door will allow you to monitor any
unusual activity while also
providing necessary evidence
required by police. Best of all,
these easy-to-install technologies
are incredibly affordable.
Sometimes all it takes is the sound of a vicious bark on
the other side of the door to scare away potential
intruders. Dogs are also highly sensitive to strange
noises and general feelings of unease, making them
more susceptible to catch suspicious activity before
you even know its taking place. Theyre loyal too,
ensuring extra protection in the face of a dangerous
Not only will you benefit from the security a dog can
bring, but youll also have a loving companion that
will surely change your life for the better.
Just how much do you trust that
neighbor you left your alarm code with
while away on vacation? OK, it doesnt
pay to be paranoid, but the truth of the
matter is that sometimes people arent
always what they seem. Even if your
neighbor is trustworthy, all it takes is
one brief mention of the code for a
questionable eavesdropper to take
advantage of the situation.
Change your code frequently, and steer
away from using obvious codes that
could easily be connected to you.
Codes to avoid include:
A little home improvement can go a
long way. Protecting your windows
with security film has a number of
An added layer of privacy
Protection from shattered
glass caused by vandalism,
break-ins, and disasters
Increased home value and
Just moved into a new place? Change the
locks! While the chances of a former
resident sneaking into your home are
probably slim, it can and does happen.
The same goes for losing your key. If the
key is found by somebody else, your
chances for a break-in automatically
Upgrade any doors lacking in security with
an extra deadbolt to decrease a burglars
ability to pick the lock. Be sure to also lock
all doors and windows in those sometimes
more forgettable areas, including:
Saving on energy is a major concern for
money-saving homeowners, but it never
hurts to leave on a couple energy-
efficient lamps near the windows to give
the illusion that someone is at home
(even when youre not).
Take your lights to the next level by
investing in outdoor motion sensor lights
and decorative solar lights around the
landscaping to thwart off any late night
lurkers who rely on the darkness of night
to spy on your property.
Protect your family heirlooms, expensive
jewelry, and other valuable items in a safe.
Locking up personal documents can also
help you avoid the nightmare of stolen
checkbooks and identity theft. They dont call
it a safe for nothing!
There are a variety of safes available to suit
your security preferences; however, the
general rule of thumb is to buy something
larger than what you would typically consider
in order to accommodate extra inventory as it
comes along. For extra security, keep your
safe hidden in an area thats out of plain view
so its less easily detectable.
Scorpion Window Film offers a variety of residential window tinting options for
homeowners seeking extra protection from UV rays, weather events, vandalism,
suspicious criminal activity, and more. Ensure peace of mind in your home by
going online at ScorpionWindowFilm.com or by calling (800) 483-9087.