May 2, 2012

How to Save Money with Home Safety Features

Having a safe home not only protects you but can also save you a lot of money in the long run. When we think of home security, we imagine the vast sums that we could spend on special security gadgets, surveillance equipment, roller blinds, alarm systems and even security patrols. But how about all the little things you can do to secure your home that do not cost a fortune.

General Door Locks
A standard door lock is not enough these days. Not only is it easy to break into a house with only a standard lock on the door, but you will also end up paying more for insurance. You should at least have a deadlock on every entry way (front and back door) for improving your insurance premium.

Be sure to check with your insurance company for ways that you can reduce your premium. It is usual practice that an insurance company (when arranging your initial cover) will ask you about your current locks. If you have changed your locks since you took out your policy be sure to let them know, as they could reduce your insurance premium.

Window Locks
While you can't stop people breaking your windows, you can stop them from being opened. A window lock is different from the ordinary latches found on a standard window. Window locks can even prevent many types of windows from being lifted out of the frame. You should check to see what kind of glass you have installed in your windows, particularly if you have old windows. Older window styles are easier for people to break into, especially the ones that lift open rather than slide.

Screens and Shutters
Apart from locks on your doors and windows, security doors and windows provide extra defence. It is better to spend a little extra on security screens and doors – the quality of the more expensive ones is much superior. Many cheap security screens and doors look great but have little strength. This means that a thief could pull your security screen off the window or bend open your security door. Some cheap models can simply be unscrewed!

Outdoor Areas
Outdoor areas are your first line of defence against robberies and there are very cheap ways that you can secure the outside of your home. The key to good security is to provide visual deterrents – any form of garden light is invaluable, especially motion sensor lighting. These are very cheap and can prevent you being robbed. It is also a good idea to have lights in important areas, such as your pool area. Pool supplies will take care of the clean water side of things, but ensuring your backyard is well lit serve to deter potential thieves.

Remember, you don't have to spend a fortune to be safe and secure in your own home.

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