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Affordable DIY Home Security Tips

Home security is not as complicated or expensive as you may believe. Here are a few DIY security ideas for guarding entrance points and warning you to prospective invaders that are realistic and worth considering.

Do-it-yourself home security systems.

When it comes to keeping your house and family safe, high-cost home security isn’t your only option. You can do a lot of DIY home security projects on your own. To begin, you can:

Set up a motion detector.

Motion detectors can be purchased at any Home Depot, Lowes, or hardware store. You may detect activity inside or outside your home and have lights switched on for a certain amount of time for as little as $15 per unit.

Install pin locks on your windows.

You may convert your regular window and patio door latches to window lock systems with theft-deterrent technology in as little as two hours. To prevent attackers from lowering the sash on double-hung windows, insert a locking pin that runs through one sash and into the next. You can even go so far as to install a keyed turnbuckle, requiring a key to open the window instead of the ordinary latch.

Do-it-yourself home security systems

Do you want a home security system? If this is the case, you should be aware that you are not required to sign a long-term contract. Key home security features such as smart home integration for automatic routines and remote access through mobile app are still available. These traits are practically universal nowadays. Here are a few options to think about.

Honeywell do-it-yourself security

Honeywell provides a do-it-yourself home security system with 1080p high-definition live streaming, geofencing, smart home integration, and free 24-hour cloud storage. Key fobs and motion viewers, among other choices, can be added a la carte, allowing you to scale the system to meet your needs.

ADT LifeShield

ADT’s LifeShield is a do-it-yourself home security system. It offers simple-to-install sensors and smart cameras, live video and video recording, and a free mobile app. It is optional to have expert monitoring for emergency services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ring Alarm Ring has expanded its video doorbell monitoring capabilities. It now provides a whole-home DIY security option that notifies you when your windows are opened or motion is detected. It uses Alexa from Amazon to arm and disengage your security system.

Nest by Google

Would you rather not have to remember a security code? Take, for example, Google Nest. It is compatible with Google Assistant, and unlike other DIY security choices, it does not have a stressful countdown or compel you to rush out the door. Nonetheless, Google Nest is a popular choice among homeowners with young families.

Patio doors that are secure

Sliding glass doors work on tracks rather than hinges, making them incredibly easy for burglars to remove. Add a wooden dowel or security bar, or perhaps a double bolt lock, to the track.

Tips for Low-Cost Home Security

When it comes to home security recommendations and peace of mind, don’t overlook the apparent solutions. These six, in particular.

  1. Purchase a property in a secure community.
    Use house search sites such as Trulia to learn about the safety and crime statistics in your target community. Another useful resource is
  2. Purchase a dog
    The appropriate breed of dog (or at least one with the right amount of bark) can deter burglars and serve as your first line of defense.
  3. Join your neighborhood watch program.
    Neighborhood watch programs are still simple methods to keep an eye on what’s going on in your neighborhood. At the very least, get to know a neighbor or two who can keep an eye on your house while you’re away.
  4. Do not allow trash or mail to accumulate.
    Allowing your trash or mail to pile up is a simple method for a burglar to know you’re not home, and your home can be an easy target.
  5. Never leave spare keys lying about.
    This is becoming less common as garage doors have keycodes that can be shared with out-of-town visitors, but it is still something you should avoid.
  6. Use caution when posting on social media.
    Sure, you’re ecstatic about your trip to Mexico next weekend, but be mindful of how much you share and the settings you employ. You don’t want to announce your vacation to the broader public, essentially tempting them to break in and burglarize you while you’re away.