When it comes to the security of your home and family, you should not take any chances. There are several ways that you can make your home more secure, and protect those who are most precious to you. Here are some of the devices that are often recommended by locksmiths for added home security.
Install Security Window Locks
While most windows have locks, it never hurts to install additional window locks. These are going to make it that much more difficult for a burglar to get inside your home through a window. Make sure that you put locks on all of the ground floor windows. It is not as important to put them on upstairs windows, but you may want to for children's rooms for their own safety, especially if they are known to walk in their sleep. A locksmith such as those from Tri-County Locksmith can double check these for security.
Apply Film on Windows
There are many advantages to using window film. The biggest advantage is that if a window is broken, the film will help to hold the glass in place rather than spread all over the floor, which is a hazard in itself. Another advantage is that you can get this film with tinting, so UV rays are blocked, which will keep furniture, carpeting and drapes from fading. It will also help to cut down on energy costs because your home won't be so hot and you won't need to crank the air conditioning.
Install Charlie Bars
If you have glass doors, using Charlie bars will make it more difficult for burglars to be able to open them. These are seen from the outside, so a potential burglar will know that your home is going to be hard to enter, and they will likely move on to another home. They are easy to use, and you can easily remove them from inside.
Install Motion Sensitive Outdoor Lighting
Motion sensor lighting should be installed at both the front and back entrances to your home, as well as any other entrances, such as the garage. If anything passes by the sensor, the light will come on, alerting you to the presence of someone or something in your yard. There are many different types of motion sensitive lighting you can get. You may also want to get a light that is on a timer. That way, if you are not at home, a light will come on and make it look like you are home.