It’s time to break out your toolbox and ladder, May is National Home Improvement Month! Now is the perfect time to take on a project that will add curb appeal, value, and security to your home. Here are some simple home improvement projects you can take on that will help boost your home’s security.
Strengthen Your Doorway
Your exterior doors are where your family and guests enter your home. It is also where 1/3 of burglars enter as well. Updating your doors not only gives your home a fresh look but also gives your home better security. Older wooden doors are easy to kick in when the doorknob is locked. Consider installing a steel door instead. Pair your new door with a smart lock that has a deadbolt for extra security.
Upgrade Your Landscaping
Giving your landscaping an upgrade will improve your home’s curb appeal and security. Make sure to always keep your existing shrubbery trimmed so burglars cannot hide behind it while trying to pry open a window. Cut down any trees or branches that intruders may be able to climb to gain access to the second level of your home. Planting rose bushes or other thorny plants below ground-level windows can also help deter burglars.
Light Up Your Home
A home with little exterior lighting is an invitation for an intruder to go unnoticed. Install exterior lighting to brighten up your home and deter burglars. Lights with motion sensors are also great for scaring away intruders who want to avoid the spotlight. Add smart lights to control your home’s lighting schedule from wherever you are.
ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm is a local security company you can partner with for your home improvement projects. If you are looking to take the next step in updating and protecting your home through smart home automation, contact us to schedule a visit with one of our security consultants for a free quote.