Since it is now 2011, many people are making new year's resolutions such as losing weight, getting out of debt or finding a new job. However, why don't you make a resolution that you can actually stick with? Why not make it your resolution to make your home safer and more secure this upcoming year?
It goes without saying that one of the very best ways to help prevent robbers and other career criminals from infiltrating your home is to get an ADT monitored security system. However, that is just one part of the equation. There are many other simple and affordable things you can do to make your home as safe as possible.
Try these simple and affordable home security tricks and tips:
-Consider getting a dog. Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers and German Shepherds make great guard dogs.
-If you have sliding glass doors, secure them with a PVC pipe or a broom handle.
-Going out of town? Make it seem like you're home. Have a neighbor pick up your mail and newspapers and use automatic light timers. Also, consider taking a cab to the airport so that you can leave your car at home.
-Keep trees and bushes well trimmed, especially if they frame the path to your front door.
-Put a 'Beware of Dog' sign up in your yard, even if you don't have a dog.