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4 Low Budget Home Security Hacks

4 Low Budget Home Security Hacks

4 Low Budget Home Security HacksIt’s said that you can’t put a price on safe, which is certainly true when it comes to securing your home. However, there isn’t a reason why you can’t save some money with a few good home security hacks!

While you should never overlook the vital home security systems, there are things that you can do to increase home security without breaking the bank.

Here are 4 low budget home security hacks to make your home feel safer:

Buy a Door Brace

Most forced entries involved kicking down the front or back door, so a low-cost way to around this problem is to buy a door brace. Available at all good hardware stores, a good door brace costs around $20-$30 and can be installed in minutes.

When installed, it significantly reinforces the door against forced entry, meaning you never need to worry about someone kicking the door open. Even if an intruder breaks the lock, the brace prevents the door from opening.

Get a Security Camera Sign

It’s understandable that not every home can affordable expensive camera systems but that doesn’t mean you need to broadcast this fact to the world. Instead, you can do a quick and easy hack that involves buying a fake home security sign!

Burglars are always looking for an easy target, so when they see a sign warning about home security systems in place they tend to look elsewhere. This means you can use the sign as a cheap preventative even if you don’t have cameras in place.

However, bear in mind that sometimes these signs can be identified as fake by experienced criminals!

Always Keep Doors and Windows Locked

This costs you absolutely nothing and is one of the most effective ways to protect your home against break-ins. Around a quarter of break-ins happen through a first floor window, so by keeping these closed and locked as often as possible – even when you are home – is an effective way to protect your home.

Same goes with doors! Always keep them locked when not in use to ensure you don’t make your home an easy target.

Make it Harder to Climb

Many break-ins are done by climbing, be it on a first flower windowsill, over a garden fence, or up the tree to get access to the second floor. This is why it’s a good idea to make your home more difficult to climb, with a few low-cost options available.

For instance, spikes designed to keep birds and cats off your fences and windowsills work very well against people too! These cost under $20 and can be easily installed around the home. Another option is grease pain on top of your fence you can even buy anti-climbing paint that has a thick oil coating to deter intruders.

Also, if you have trees in the yard that could be climbed to get access to your second floor or the roof, consider cutting back branches to make climbing the tree more difficult.


Dib’s Safe & Lock Service in San Bernardino is a locally-owned, family run business with over 90 years experience proudly offering lock, safe, and key, services to residential and business customers in San Bernardino County, Riverside, and the surrounding areas in Inland Empire. If you have questions changing door locks, or lock and key service of any type, give Dib’s a call today at (909) 885-0452.

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