Category Archives: Home Improvement Security

When To Call in the Home Experts

You’ll notice a growing trend where homeowners are doing all of their own repair and installation projects. It’s done in an attempt to save some much-needed cash and to learn the basics of home maintenance. However, not every project should be done by a novice who is simply looking to save some money. There are many at-home jobs that truly should be left for the professionals, even if you think you might be able to handle them. The best times to call in an expert is when you either don’t know how to do something and have tried your best or when you’re dealing with a project that could be potentially dangerous.

 

Electric work might seem easy enough when you look at a how-to video online, but if the project isn’t done properly, you risk there being a fire in your home or electric shock to the person doing the job. If you’ve attempted to fix something in the house multiple times and keep hitting a brick wall, you need an expert’s help. They can come to your home and give you a quick estimate for the work in order to get started right away. Even though you might wind up spending more than you had initially wanted, you’ll be glad the work is done and in the correct manner. DIY projects are great for the optimistic homeowner, but there are times when even the most do-it-yourself-savvy individual needs to call it quits and get a professional in to finish for them.

 

Home Improvements for the Security of Your Home

If you’ve ever watched a scary movie and instantly thought about how vulnerable your home is, you’ll want to make some home improvements that will secure the premises. It doesn’t take a huge budget to make your home secure either.

 

Motion Sensors for Lights

Thieves love the cover of darkness, so it’s important that you take that element away from them. Motion sensors attached to a floodlight will scare away most thieves at night. This is when you’re vulnerable to someone who might want to enter your home while you’re sleeping.

 

Reinforce Your Door

While floodlights are great for stopping burglars at night, most burglaries happen during the day when you’re at work or when you’re on vacation. The thieves will try to find the easiest access point, and most of the time, that comes from kicking in the front door. The door jamb is what will crack under the pressure of a kick, so reinforcing the frame is vital for the security of the home.

 

Keyless Entry

Almost everyone has keys to their home floating around. You’ve hidden one on the property or given one to a family member or friend. It’s not the best way to secure the home. Instead, install a keyless entry system. You won’t have to worry about hidden keys being found by burglars.

 

WiFi Security Cameras

When you’re at work during the day, that’s when your home is the most vulnerable. Thieves know that you’re likely at work, and they’ll brazenly kick in the door, rob you and get away within a few minutes. Security cameras can help you keep an eye on the home while you’re at work. It gives the police a head start on catching the criminals since you’ll be able to call the police immediately and give them a photo.

 

Many of these home improvement suggestions will only take a few minutes, and don’t require too much skill. You should be able to install them yourself in a couple of hours.