savvy ways to protect your home

savvy ways to protect your home
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Our homes should be our safe-havens and they are a place where we should always feel safe. Therefore, it is important to have the right protection measures. If you feel that your home lacks security, or you feel it could be improved, here are some savvy ways to protect your home.


External measures will play a vital role in protecting your home. No matter if you live in a vulnerable area for crime or harsh weather conditions, having the right external measures can protect you and your home. For instance, if you live in a hurricane and storm-prone area, then using hurricane shutters will help you protect your home from natural weather conditions. Although the weather cannot be helped or changed, you can help your home by protecting it with the right measures.


Implementing lighting design in your home will deter intruders and is one of the best and easiest savvy ways to protect your home. Ensure that it has an automatic feature so that the lights can turn on when you are not home, which will make it look like you are home. When lights are on the outside and inside the home, it will make it look less vulnerable to intrusion. Thus, you can increase the security of your home when you are out. The best lights are those that light up the home in a natural way. If every light is on, it may look like you are faking that someone is in. Therefore, having lights on a timer will look like people are in the home.


Choosing the right landscaping can increase the security of your home. For instance, high fences and trees will not only make your home more private but will also deter intruders. You can live a more private life with the right landscaping and keep your home as safe as less vulnerable as possible. 


Adding smart technology to your home is a savvy way to increase its security. Every home should have CCTV, as it will ensure that you can catch any suspicious or malicious activity whether you are home or not. Should your home be intruded on, you can use your CCTV footage as evidence to support your claim. Furthermore, other smart technology features that will help increase your home’s security include:


  • Smart locks. These will ensure to lock your home if you forget. They will stay locked until you need to use the door. 
  • Smart doorbells. A smart doorbell will allow you to connect your home so that you can see the outside of your home at all times. Should your door ring when you are out, you can see who is there. 
  • Alarms. Like CCTV, every home should feature alarms. These will protect your home, deter intruders, and ward them off should they tamper with your home when you are not in.


It is so important to heighten and tighten the security of your home for the sake of your safety and belongings. It can be as simple as improving its external structure and adding smart technology features.



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