Three Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Secure


Having a surveillance system installed in your home, like those from Faith Enterprises LLC, is a smart investment to make for the safety and protection of not only your family, but also for your treasured possessions. Although the system will provide the first line of defense, you can't go wrong with taking on a few other projects that will send a clear message to burglars that you won't be a victim. Although some common-sense projects such as installing exterior lights connected to motion detectors can be valuable, there are some other steps that are just as useful. Here are three simple tasks to consider.

Pruning And Planting

A property with overgrown bushes, hedges and gardens provides plenty of hiding places for people with illicit intentions. Take a weekend to clean up the look of your property by pruning back vegetation to eliminate any potential spots where someone could lurk. At the same time, consider planting rose bushes below the ground-floor windows of your home and around your basement windows. The prickly nature of this type of plant can be enough to dissuade anyone from attempting to enter your home through the windows -- no burglar wants to receive dozens of pokes and scratches during the commission of the crime.

Lock Reinforcement

A determined burglar can have success kicking down your front door, even if it's made of steel or solid wood. Doors are vulnerable around the locks; a few kicks in this area can often be enough to split the wooden door frame and release the deadbolt. Upgrade the locks on your doors with Grade 1 locks that include two-inch deadbolts. This style is the most impenetrable and is easy to find at most home improvement stores. Replacing the door strike plate with a heavy-duty model and using screws that are at least three inches long will also reduce the likelihood of someone being able to enter your home by kicking down the front door.

Neighbor Involvement

Partnering with your neighbors is an effective way to improve the security of your home -- and it won't cost you a cent. Commit to taking care of one another's homes during vacations by picking up the mail and performing simple duties such as mowing the lawn. You can also arrange to have your neighbor park his or her second or third vehicle in your driveway while you're away, and vice-versa. Each of these simple steps can be enough to dissuade a would-be burglar from breaking in because it's clear that you're not home.


30 June 2015

Protect Your Place of Worship

A couple of years ago, two men broke into three churches in my neighborhood one night. During their horrible escapade, they stole expensive cameras and musical instruments. They also committed thousands of dollars of vandalism damage at these three places of worship. After finding out about this unspeakable act, my whole community was shaken. Sadly, none of these churches had security systems on the night of this savage event. If you are the pastor of a place of worship, you should seriously consider installing a state-of-the-art security system at your church. On this blog, you will discover the best types of security systems to install at a place of worship.