These days you can never be sure about how effective your home security system is, until it get tested and breached with a real threat. This is why it is prudent to have as many layers of home security as possible, so that you increase your chance of withstanding any attempted breaches by modern day robbers, who tend to get more sophisticated with their methods and operations.
Here are a few tips you can use to add additional layers to your home security to make it safer and more secure:
Layer One: The Locks
You should not just have any kind of locks on your doors. They should be of the best quality, and most importantly, you should be using them every night and at all times, when you are out of the house. Even if you think your neighborhood is safe, not using locks will provide the bad guys easy access to your premises.
Layer Two: Lighting
Use light to your advantage by having them in several strategic places along the exterior of your property. An ideal approach would be to use motion detector lights to alert you every time there is movement close to your home. You should also ensure that no area is left unlit, and that there are no structures around, which might create unnecessary shadows or hiding places at night.
Layer Three: Blinds
You may desire the brightness brought into your home by your windows, but the installation of blinds is another nice addition to your home security. With blinds installed in each window unit, it will be difficult for a burglar to gain entry into the house, without making excess noise.
Layer 4: Dogs
This is one aspect of home security that many people underestimate. With dogs, you will be alerted to all sounds happening both inside and outside of your house. Most criminals aspiring to breach and enter your home, will be immediately deterred, and should they succeed in entering your home, they will likely be attacked. In addition, you or a neighbor will be alerted of their presence in the home, and that something is not quite right.