It doesn't take a few hundred dollar a month security system to keep your home safe. And thank goodness, because, let's be honest, most of us don't have that kind of money to spend, even if it means keeping us safe. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't or can't effectively protect our living space from potential intruders.
Taking just a few, very inexpensive steps, can help to protect you, your family, and your home from potential danger.
1) A light bulb (or a few of them)
Having well-lit entrances to your home will deter people from trying to break-in that specific entrance as well as giving the appearance that someone is always home. (Anywhere light bulbs are sold!)
2) A dog bowl
Large, loud dogs are HUGE deterrents to any predator. So even if you don't have a dog, make sure the outside of your home makes it look like you do! Leave a dish, a collar, or a leash outside your front door to give this appearance. (Hello dollar tree! $1 dog bowls, collars, and leashes...can't beat that!)
3) Window/Door Alarms
Put one at each entrance of the home to be alerted if any doors or windows were to open. The alarm sounding would also likely scare a potential intruder into leaving. Grab some smaller, less expensive ones HERE! Or for more durable under-the-door or in the window alarms you can look HERE!
4) Safety Tool
Keep a safety tool (pepper spray, striking tool, stun gun, etc) next to the door and next to your bed. If you're made to feel uncomfortable for any reason, grab it for added protection. Grab pepper spray or a striking tool for $10 HERE!
You can get $5-$10 paper blinds from Walmart or Home Depot for each window that will give you privacy and keep anyone from seeing you as well as your valuables.
6) Talk to your neighbors
Get to know your neighbors! Looking out for one another, posting "neighborhood watch" signs, and having people nearby you can trust are FREE, easy ways to keep you home and your space safe.
Full-scale security systems can start at $400 and go up to a few thousand dollars. So if you can't afford a full-scale security system but want the appearance of one, invest in some security stickers/signs for the outside of your home. Click HERE to find some!
8) Fake Security Camera
Or go even further and get a dummy security camera that looks just like the real thing. Available for $7 HERE! Bottom line, be proactive. Take a good look around your living space and find ways to make them safer and more secure.
Bottom line, be proactive. Take a good look around your living space and find ways to make them safer and more secure.
For more safety information, check out our "Personal & Family Safety" or "College Safety for Women" e-course. Also, for a limited time we are offering "College Safety for Women" gift packages that include the 60-minute e-course along with various safety tools.
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