5 Ways to Simplify Your Home Security Measures

February 21st, 2023

Whether you are moving into a new home or you are updating the security of your current home in Chico, many homeowners are looking for simple and straightforward solutions that can help keep their home secure with far less hassle. 

In 2018, it was reported that a burglary happened every 25.7 seconds, so this shows you how important your home security measures can be. 

Today we will go over 5 ways to simplify your home security measures.

Secure the Doors and Lock the Windows

While this seems like a no brainer, many people actually forget to lock their doors and windows. More than 34 percent of burglars have said that they typically use the front door to gain access to the home. 

So, make sure all the doors are locked and the doorframes are strong and secure. If you have a mail slot, it gives an intruder the opportunity to reach in and unlock the door, so please keep this in mind as you secure your home.

Your windows can also be reinforced with a window security film and you can easily install window or glass break sensors so you will be alerted if the window is broken or open. 

Motion Activated Lights

Another way to simplify your home security measures in Chico is by installing motion-activated lights. They do all the work for you! When someone enters the yard, the lights pick up the motion and turn on which easily alerts you to someone's presence. You can even use solar-powered lights to save energy while also putting your lights on a timer.

Eliminate Hiding Places

Another easy step to ensure a higher level of home security is by walking the perimeter of your property and eliminating any areas in which an intruder can easily hide. This makes it much harder for them to gain entry to the home unseen.

Professionally Installed Security Cameras

You won't have a complete security system for the home if you don't have security cameras. You can even simplify this even more by purchasing security cameras that work on their own. 

Getting security cameras that work with a mobile app is recommended so you can view your footage in real-time from anywhere and at any time you want. Other must-have features you will want to have include motion detection, night vision, Wi-Fi capability, two-way talk, local or cloud storage, and weatherproof casing for all of your outdoor cameras so they require little maintenance and less fuss. 

Use Home Automation

Another easy and convenient way to secure your home is by using smart home automation. With this kind of automation, you can remotely control and schedule your lights, door locks, security cameras, smoke alarms, and any other safety devices you have in the home. 

You can even receive real-time alerts when there is any kind of suspicious activity that allows you to respond much faster in the event that there is an intruder on your property.

For more information on other easy to use and simplified security solutions you can invest in for your home in Chico, CA, then contact the security experts in your area today to go over all the amazing options that are available to you. 

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators