Many people today concerned about home security install a security system in their home. If you don't feel like that's enough for your home, you can also use other options along with this system. For example, you can use the right type of window blinds, a guard dog, and apps for your smartphone.
There are many different types of window blinds on the market today. Some you can purchase will offer you more security than other types of blinds. Two types of window blinds you may want to consider include:
- Venetian blinds - these work well because you can tilt them to allow light into your home, but they will still block the view from outsiders.
- Motorized blinds - these can give your home security. These blinds work on a timer that you can set to open and close them at certain times of the day or night when you are away from home.
Visit a home supply store to look at the different blind options, so you can find what will work best for your home.
There are apps available for your smartphone that you can use as a security option. Some of these apps will connect to your existing security system. You can then monitor and control your home from your smartphone.
Many of them will give you real-time alerts when there is a security breach from the alarm system. Some of these apps are free and others you will have to pay a fee for. If you have problems setting it up, your security company should be able to help you.
If a thief walks up to your door and hears a very scary growling from a very dangerous dog, they may walk away. This will not only scare them, but they will be afraid the neighbors will hear the dog and want to investigate.
If you do not have a guard dog of your own, you can use a fake one. There are gadgets that you can purchase for this purpose. Set the gadget near the door, plug it in, and when it senses movement outside the door it will make the sound that you set. You can set them to make certain dog sounds, such as the sound of an angry dog that is on watch duty.
Make sure you put one at each entry door into your home. The thief will just think the dog ran from one door to the other, or you have more than one guard dog.
A home security system is a great way to protect your home, but you can add even more protection using the tips above. You can rest easy knowing you and your family are safe while you are home, and that your valuables are safe when you are away. For more tips or options, consult a security company.