It’s no secret that security is something we all want in our life. We want something to make our home feel more comfortable and safe; works to protect the items we work hard for and protect those that we love and cherish. There are some security systems available that don’t cost an arm and a leg, however those often come with a monthly fee for monitoring. If you are looking for ideas on DIY home security that will give you comfort during times or emergency or just an everyday peace of mind here are some inexpensive ways to start.
DIY Home Security
Home Security Signs: One of the most simple and least expensive steps towards DIY home security is a home security sign. Some options would include; Nothing inside is worth dying for. This gives intruders a warning there may be a gun waiting for them when they get inside. Other options include Beware of Dog signs and home alarm system signs.
Door Jams: Installing a simple door jam to sliding glass doors will provide a delay if you are in the middle of a home invasion. You could also place a 2×4 between a door and a wall to deter a forced entry. The nice thing about door jams is that there is no installation and they are small and discreet so no one will ever notice you have one.
Personal Protection: Be sure you have something you can use as personal protection should a home invasion occur. If you are not keen on having guns around keep in mind there are many ways you can secure your guns so that they are safe, yet still accessible should the need arise where you need them. It’s also a great idea to keep a can of mace and know how to use it.
Use Your Car Alarm: This is a super simple technique but it will work. If you have a car with an alarm on it be sure to keep your key fob with you or on your nightstand. If your home is bring broken into hit the panic button on your key fob. This will be very loud and bring attention to the area, likely sending the invaders on the run.
DIY Home Security System: Last but not least is to think of purchasing a simple DIY home security system. There are some on the market that are simple set up and you do not have to be under any contract for monitoring. These are great because they work just like those that are under monitoring contracts giving you peace of mind without the added cost if you are budget conscious.
A home invasion is very scary and I hope its something none of us ever have to face however taking a few simple DIY home security steps just may save your life and the lives of those you cherish most.