With the rising cost of home security systems, it can be difficult for anyone on a budget to feel secure about protecting their property. Luckily, there are some easily implementable measures you can take that offer great protection without breaking the bank! Here are some of them:
Put thorny plants under your windows
Prickly bushes with sharp leaves or thorny branches planted beneath your ground-level windows not only make it more difficult for a would-be burglar to access these entry points, but can also serve as an evidence collection tool in the event of a successful break-in; blood, skin, and torn clothing captured by your shrubbery can be used to track down the bad guy. Holly, rose, or berry bushes can all work as effective biological barbed wire; find a plant that will grow well in your local area. Source: ArtOfManliness
Secure your garage and shed
Always keep garage doors closed, even while at home, so thieves are not able to spot items they may want to steal later. Lock valuable items, such as expensive bicycles and grills, with a chain and pad lock. Install a hasp and padlock on shed doors. Source: BobVila
Hide your valuables in plain sight
You can create DIY hiding spots around your home that even the most experienced burglar won’t check. Burglars typically go for your bedroom and are less likely to check your kid’s room or bathroom. But there are other spots around the home that they’re never going to check. One place to store your valuables is to drill a small hole big enough to fit a tube into your door frame. Inside the tube, store your most expensive valuables and cash, like small jewelry and large sums of money. You can also make a floating shelf with a secret compartment on the bottom to store your valuables, or install a secret shelf behind a large piece of art. Places that seem to be right in the burglar’s face are usually the least likely places the burglar will check. Source: HomeAddict
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