One could never be too safe and secure, especially when it comes to home security systems. The moving process can be draining and distracting but don’t forget that there are numerous ways to protect your home and all your valuables. Don’t let your valuables or your family rest in the hands of your town’s common police force. Take precaution. How you go about protecting your home and everything in it is up to you of course, but keep in mind the wide array of options that sit in front of you.

Depending on how much money you’re looking to spend, you could have your regular indoor security, or you could have some outdoor security. Your windows could be protected with grilles or iron gates. Closed Circuit TV, otherwise known as CCTV, would allow you to monitor your premises from your own home. If you would want take a little precaution without putting a dent into your pocket is simply placing those fun ‘Beware of Dog’ signs on your front lawn, or signs indicating your home is protected by your neighborhood home security systems. If you’re a pet lover, you could delve into the guard dog industry and use a gristly canine patroller.

Deadbolt Locks

One of the most basic forms of security for every home is a deadbolt lock. Every external door in your home should be using a deadbolt lock, and when you move into a new home you should make sure to replace the ones that are currently installed.

Indoor/Outdoor Security Systems

Indoor security systems obviously monitor the behavior inside your home, which is normally, if not always conducted with motion sensors. Indoor systems are usually placed and installed in the doors and windows.

Outdoor security systems monitor your grounds with flood lights. Thanks to our modern technology, the systems are able to detect the height and weight of anyone partaking in suspicious activity.


If you decide to place grilles or iron gates on your windows, make sure you have a plan b just in case those forms of protection do not hold up.


Closed Circuit Television allows you to be one step ahead of anyone who tries to put you in danger. CCTV has the ability to monitor and even record something you might be suspicious of. CCTV is the result of fiber optics, electrical cable and a television signal; it’ll allow you to watch several areas around your home from one room.


Whether it’s a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign or one of those ‘This home is protected by neighborhood security’, even if you do not have a dog or any security protection, these signs should be able to thwart off any novice thieves.

Door Hinges

There are specific hinges for doors called setscrews that prevent the hinges from being popped out of place like normal hinges once the door is closed, this is the case for exterior swinging doors. It’s a primitive form of protection but durable nonetheless.

Guard Dog

If you want a pet and a body guard, a guard dog may be the way for you. Dobermans, German shepherds are examples of guard dogs. However, you must be careful when it comes to purchasing a guard dog because some dogs may just be watch dogs. Watch dogs alert people by barking at intruders. Guard dogs will attack intruders. Other examples of guard dogs are

  • American Bulldog
  • Rottweiler
  • American Pit Bull Terrier

Whatever route you decide to take make sure price isn’t your number one priority. There are many options in securing your home, evaluate as many as you can. You don’t want to wake up one night to suspicious sounds coming from your living room because they were able to manipulate your affordable home security system.