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5 Ways To Upgrade Your Home Safety

Whether you are moving into a new home or looking to make improvements on your existing home, there are several ways to upgrade your home safety. Here are 5 ways  to upgrade your home safety.

Smart outdoor lighting. Installing smart outdoor lighting can help deter burglars from entering your home. In a study conducted by the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation (through UNCC) they interviewed over 400 incarcerated burglars and found that well-lit properties without hiding places were less likely to be targeted for theft. By installing outdoor smart lighting you can ensure that your property is well lit at night. Additionally, with smart lighting you can make use of motion sensor features which are an additional deterrent to potential burglars.

Impact windows. When you first think of impact windows you might think of protecting you and your house during a hurricane, but they can also be helpful in upgrading your home safety. The National Council for Home Safety and Security reports that 95% of all home invasions require some sort of forceful entry. Since impact windows are less likely to break they can help stop burglary attempts. The strong interlayer of the window helps keep the glass in the frame and the burglar outside your home. 

Keyless entry. Upgrading to keyless entry means you only have to memorize a four-digit code and no longer have to deal with keys. This means you can assign codes to the various people who may need to enter your home, and then you can change the code afterwards. This reduces the chances of having your house keys copied and ending up in the wrong hands. An added bonus is that installing keyless entry is a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade your home safety. 

Doors. There are a number of upgrades you can make to your doors to help increase their security. You can add a deadbolt lock to each of the entry doors in your house. However, simply adding a deadbolt lock to a weak, hollow core, wooden entry door is only so helpful. Consider updating the entry doors to steel or solid wood. While updating your door also pay attention to the door frame. Ensure that the door frame is as sturdy and strong as the door. 

Install a security system. Depending on your budget there are a number of different security system options. From a basic security system to full smart-home technology, there are a number of different ways to keep your home safe from intruders. 

Installing smart outdoor lighting, impact windows, keyless entry, updated doors and a security system can all be helpful ways to upgrade your Saint Petersburg window & home safety.

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