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    Regardless of which type of neighborhood you live in, you can never be too safe. There are several DIY home security tips that you can use to keep you, your family, and your valuables safe. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Check out these home security tips and the below recommendations to keep you home safe from unwanted intruders.

    1. The first thing that you need to do is inspect your knobs and locks. Although there is a lock on the knob, it should not be your primary security lock. You may want to consider using and installing a dead bolt top lock because they are much more effective and secure.

    2. You need to make sure that you have solid doors. If you think that placing a heavy duty lock on a flimsy hollow core door will keep predators out, think again. This is not an effective way to protect your home or your family. In order to get the most out of a heavy duty lock, you need to have a heavy duty door that has awesome frame work.

    3. If you want to take security measures to the extreme, you should invest in a throw bolt. These bolts are the baddest of the bad, and they will protect your home a lot better than several other options of bolts that are available. This type of bolt is a type of lock that slides into the frame of a door, and it is extremely difficult to remove or damage.

    4. Getting a watchdog could be the best form of security that you purchase. A dog is an animal that has senses like you would not believe. Watchdogs are able to hear and see a lot of things that are not visible to a human's naked eye.

    5. It may be in your best interest to purchase motion lights. In the event that a burglar comes into your yard or somewhere on your property, the motion lights will come on automatically. A lot of the time, this is enough to scare an intruder away.

    6. Camera systems are yet another way that you can secure your home. With the advances in today's technology, you can keep an eye on your home while you are away via your smartphone or PC. If you purchasing these types of security systems exceed your budget, then you can also consider purchasing fake cameras.

    7. For all of your important documents and valuables, consider purchasing a safe. There are several different types of safes, so choose yours according to your standards and requirements. Most safes that are manufactured are fire-resistant and waterproof.

    8. Installing interior deadbolts is another perfect way to protect your home. Although you have one lock on your door, one more couldn't hurt. Having a secondary lock is added security for you and the things that mean the most to you on the inside of your home. With two locks on your doors, it will be difficult for an intruder to break in.

    There are several different ways that you can protect your home by installing locks and other devices. When you hire a professional to get the job done, you will have a guarantee that the job has been completed successfully. DIY home security systems are not a bad idea, but if you are struggling through the details of the instructions to set the device up, you could be installing the device wrong by leaving something out. To ensure that you have the best protection, you should leave it to the professionals.
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