If you want to feel safe in general, then you have to start with your home base. And security is going to be different depending on what type of neighborhood you live in, the style of your house, and even what part of the world your home is.
That said, there are at least five major security updates you can make for your home safety with very little effort on your part, those some may be a little pricey in terms of finances. Those updates include buying smart light bulbs and digitized locking doors, installing some sort of security cameras, having a backup generator online, and making sure that your window locks are super strong.
Smart Light Bulbs
The installation of smart light bulbs is an interesting new twist to the idea of home safety. Ultimately, the concept is that the lights learn when you turn different bulbs off typically during the day, and then mimic that behavior even when you aren’t home. This prevents potential burglars from figuring out when you’re going to be home or not based upon the light activity that is visible from outside your home. As a deterrent to criminal behavior, this is a great concept.
Digitized Locking Doors
You can also buy electronic door locks that have a number of safety features inherent as well. For instance, some of them have proximity sensors, so that the locks will only flip when a certain FOB or device is nearby. Bluetooth and cellphone technology combine with these locks so that intruders can’t get in, but you can also unlock your doors remotely in case someone who you want in your home is there but doesn’t have their own key present.
Indoor Security Cameras
There are lots of inexpensive but effective indoor security cameras now that will give you a strong sense of safety as well. They will typically run on a perpetual loop and let you look in live to your home via wi-fi, or even keep the recordings of the last 24 hours or so for review in case you want to see any motion where they may have been activated.
Sometimes the safety of your home depends on the electrical systems being on. Which means during a power outage of some sort, either environmental or manmade (in the case of a burger cutting your wires) you need to have a backup generator that starts up automatically. This will ensure that you maintain power to your communication devices as well as your other security systems.
Strong Window Locks
Old-school safety advice will always include that you make sure you have strong locks on your windows. Smart thieves will know how to quickly and quietly pry open windows that aren’t reinforced, and they’re a very common entry point for home invasions.