Ways to Build Up Your Home Security
October 16th, 2019
When you are in the process of building a York home, then you have the opportunity to integrate some of the more advanced security solutions from the very beginning. Today, we will go over a few things you can do as you build to also build up your home security.
The Exterior of the Home
The first line of defense against an intruder is in the yard and the exterior of the home.
Create a barrier. When you have a fence or gate installed on the property, you are making it harder for an intruder to gain easy access. Remember, high fences act as a shield and can hide an intruder while a shorter fence creates the barrier you want while allowing you to maintain the visibility you need.
Use the Landscaping. Again, easy access points are usually on the top of an intruder's list when looking for a target. To prevent this, consider placing plants and shrubbery along the exterior to act as another barrier and line of defense against possible intruders. Keep the shrubs low enough, however, to maintain visibility and eliminate any hiding spots.
Illumination. Since they love the cover of darkness, an intruder is going to look for a home that has little to no outdoor lighting. So, when creating the plans for your home, be sure to include some outdoor lighting, including both timed and manual lighting options, as well as those that are triggered by motion.
Securing Entry Points
When creating your entry points, you want to keep durability in mind as well as the style and curb appeal. The door you choose needs to be thick and resilient, and not something someone can easily break into.
You also need to keep in mind all the other entry points of the home including the windows, basement, and any crawl spaces there may be. Make sure all these areas are secured, as well.
Invest in better and more advanced locks for the windows and avoid the basic and more traditional thumb locks because they are much more susceptible to forceful entry.
The Interior of the Home
Now, we get to the interior of the home. You can design more strategic storage solutions for your valuables so they are hidden away and can keep your more expensive items safe and out of reach of an intruder.
You should also install a home security system for even more protection for both the interior and exterior of the home and property. A security system will provide you with much greater peace of mind knowing that your home is protected while you are home as well as away.
If you are ready to talk about all the security solutions and features that are available to you for your new home in York, PA, don't hesitate to contact Markle Security Services for more information on what you can do to better protect your home and build up your home security.