In today’s world where people are addicted to opiates, heroin, and other drugs, it’s a good idea to implement some easy home security ideas. These people won’t think twice about breaking into your home. The easier it looks for them to get in, the more likely an attempt will be made to steal anything of value in your home. You also want to protect your family.
People that are strung out on drugs won’t even care if anyone is home.
Beef up your deadbolt lock in under 5 minutes
Yes, deadbolts are a good idea. If they are not currently installed on your doors, they should be. Deadbolts are a great security measure for doors. Adding an easy extra bit of protection is also a good idea. Locks can be picked or a bump key can be used to open them.
To prevent the lock from being picked or a bump key being used, something like the flip guard door lock is a great option. This is so easy to install. It takes under 5 minutes. This easy home security idea uses the existing screws that mount the deadbolt.
What this device does is prevent the deadbolt from turning from the inside. No picking or key can turn it. It will not unlock.
There is also a travel version to use when staying in hotel rooms or Airbnb.
This DIY lock upgrade is great when you are home. You can use it when you go out to.
Wireless door alarms installed in 3 minutes or less
Do you want to know when one of your doors open? There is nothing like a really loud noise to alert you and scare off whoever is trying to get in.
You can’t get an easier DIY installation than this. Peel off the double sided tape and stick.
If you don’t want to put holes in anything, this is the way to go.
You get an extra measure of security and really loud noise. The noise will alert you that a door has been opened. Not only will criminals most likely run away, you will also know when your spouse or one of your children arrive home.
Add a security monitoring sign and/or stickers
Put on of those signs that say “this property monitored by xxx security company”. It takes about 4 minutes to install. 3 of those minutes are probably spent deciding where to place the sign. The final minute is for taking a hammer and pounding it into the ground where you want it.
How does anyone really know if your home is monitored by a security system? They have to scope out the house pretty good. There is a really good chance someone will see them doing that. Not wanting to get caught, they will most likely walk right by your house.
If the person considering breaking into your house doesn’t see that sign, window stickers are an extra step.
It will probably take you about 5 minutes to install a sticker that says “these premises protected by” on your windows. If you have huge house with 20 or more windows on the first floor, it’ll probably take you an extra 2 or 3 minutes.
Bar your door in 30 seconds
A lot of times crooks will kick in a door. It’s faster, easier and takes less time than trying to pick a lock. In order to make it practically impossible for them to open the door, A door bar is one of the easiest and fastest things you can do.
A good quality bar will be able to withstand over 2000 pounds of force. You will also want one that has no plastic parts. Plastic breaks easier than metal. Plastic also dries out over time and becomes weaker. You will also want one that is capable of working on all kinds of surfaces.
You want it to be able to grab on tile, carpet, wood and concrete.
To adjust it and then place it under the doorknob should really take less than 30 seconds. There is no way that the door is going to come open.
Add a lock to a door in 15 seconds
This is a really cool way to add a lock when you are traveling, staying at a hotel or live in an apartment.
You know there are hotel employees that have a key to get into every room. While most are good, honest hardworking people, there are always exceptions.
This add a lock device is small and so easy to install. It gives you a little bit more peace of mind. If someone has a key they can be very quiet getting into your room while you’re asleep. Using this added lock, they will have to try and force there way in. This will make noise and wake you up.
You can use this in your house too. Personally, I think it is most useful when traveling or at home on your bedroom door.
If live in an apartment, this little device is great. You don’t have to worry about a service company getting the wrong apartment number and walking in the door. They won’t be able to get the door open.
Make your window impossible to open from the outside in 12 seconds
People like to leave the windows open to circulate air. There is nothing like the smell of fresh air in the spring. The problem is that they leave the windows open at night or when they go out. This is like putting a big neon sign over top of them with an arrow saying “enter here.”
Install a window security bar in 12 seconds or less. Place it, adjust it to be tight and no one will be able to open that window without removing the bar.
I hope you have found these fast and easy home security ideas that take under 8 minutes interesting and useful. You may even want to try some of them out. It won’t take much time!!