Over the last few years, I have become increasingly frustrated with my legacy security system. I’ve been looking for an alternative and found one in the form of Simplisafe. You’ve probably heard the ads for it on the radio over the last year or so, it’s been getting a lot of attention. So I decided to contribute to the clattering by writing my own review for it on the Survival Life site. It’s really good, inexpensive, and easy to install so consider Simplisafe for your home.
Not long ago I installed a new garage door which was more secure than my old one. Not long after that, I decided to add another security feature to prevent break-ins via the emergency release mechanism. So now I am going to write a product review on The Garage Shield to add some additional information about the product.
Even new garage doors have inherent vulnerabilities which make them susceptible to thieves. One of these is the emergency release, which allows the door to be disconnected from the garage door opener. As you can see in this video, it doesn’t take long to break into a garage.
The good news is you can mitigate this threat and it will only cost you a few minutes and around $20.
A while back I wrote about installing light-commercial grade locks at my house. Good locks are an essential layer to add to your home’s defenses, along with other measures. The reason is simple, most lock hardware is easy to defeat with a $3 bump key. Here is a video from my local locksmith that shows how lock bumping works as well as hardware that is resistant to it.
I purchased my lock hardware from this store, which cost me more than if I had purchased it from my local big box store. However, the higher quality components that you get are worth the extra marginal dollars you will pay. Plus, knowing that my house is more resistant to intruders gives me peace of mind that is priceless. So consider upgrading your locks if you have a chance to do so, I did and haven’t thought twice about it.
Invest in your home’s security, your safety is worth it!
The vast majority of break-in occur through the front door. This is because most front doors in American homes are fairly easy for a criminal to break into. However, one can make a front door more resilient to would-be burglars by installing better entry doors. I recently did this and wanted to share my experience with hardening my home in this manner.
Home security is not achieved by installing one item that will magically protect your domicile against criminals. Instead, it is achieved by adding multiple protective layers that your home a less attractive target to a criminal. One way to harden your home is to install better entry gates, which is what I did a few weeks ago.
Sliding glass doors can be a big security risk. They represent a common entry point for thieves because of some inherent vulnerabilities. However, you can address these relatively easily and quickly by installing a sliding glass door lock in order to harden this part of your home.