10 Effective DIY Hacks To Secure Your Home


Home security system is so popular for over the years but there are many ways to make increase your home security instead of buying a security system. Okay, a system is a good idea to add to your home. But, still, you need some other things to do to make sure that you have good home with good family’s safety and property. For example, make sure that you always lock the doors when you leave your home. Make sure that you lock your windows and others. Here are other things you should do to make sure that you can secure your home even though you are away.

Fake Alarm System Decals 

Deter any burglars by purchasing fake alarm system decals. You can go to eBay that sells these things or pick them up in the yard sales. Even if you have no alarm system at home, the decals make burglars think twice to enter your home.
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Fake Alarm System Decals 

Neat Landscape

Burglars sneak to your house and hide before they can enter your house. They also hide easily if you have untrimmed bushes close to your windows. If your landscape looks like great to hide for them, the landscape is inviting to make them enter your home. Therefore, it is important to mow your lawn, to create neat landscape with trimmed bushes to create an impression that you are at home.
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Neat Landscape

Adopt A Dog

Adopt a dog can be a nice way to let the pet bark to deter burglar. It does not a big deal if you do not have a dog and you do not really want one. You can use alarm system that can imitate the voice of barking dogs.
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Adopt A Dog

No Uncollected Mail

If you have any plan to go on vacation, you can ask your neighbor to pick up any incoming mails every day when you are leaving your home. Alternatively, you can ask the post office so they hold the email and cancel the newspaper subscription while you are away. A mailbox with uncollected mail can be the sign to burglar that you are not at home.
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No Uncollected Mail

Tear Down The Electronic Box

It is better not to leave any boxes of electronics on the porch or curb because the box can be the sign that you have these devices. Therefore, it is much better to tear down the boxes. Otherwise, haul the boxes to the dump immediately. If necessary, cut them into smaller pieces and then hide them in the trash can.
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Tear Down The Electronic Box

Invest In Light Timers

Keep indoor and outdoor lights on timers can be the best way to make sure that you are at home, even though your are not. Timers are cheap that they can turn on the lights based on the time. This is a good idea if you arrive home late at night.
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Invest In Light Timers

Never Broadcast Your Plans

Do you have any plan for vacation?

If so, you should not broadcast that. It seems great to hit Facebook and alert your friends if you are heading to somewhere, but it is better to wait unti you return home and then let them know your vacation after that. Broadcasting your plan for vacation on Facebook can be the right opportunity for the wrong hands to enter your house.
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Never Broadcast Your Plans

Have Surveillance Cameras Tricks

You do not even need to buy expensive cameras. It is good to trick burglars by installing cameras so that it looks like you are watching them. For example, you can install webcams and then turn them into security cameras.
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Have Surveillance Cameras Tricks

Secure Doors and Windows

Burglars have good opportunities to enter your home if you have sliding doors and windows. Therefore, it is better to place wooden dowels. You can use metal bars on these areas to secure both door and windows so that burglar cannot open them. Cut the dowels so that it can fit into the tracks when your windows and doors are closed.
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Secure Doors and Windows

Track Up Your Yard

Are you going to spend few days out during winter? Well, burglars tend to look for the tracks around your home, in the snow and therefore, it is better to ask your neighbors to come to your house. Ask them to track up the yard so it looks like you are at home. In fact, untouched snow can be the sign to burglars that nobody is at home.
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Track Up Your Yard

 


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