Security is as important as it ever was. Internet security issues make us more aware of the potential home security problems. It pays to protect our homes and Property.
External shutters on windows do provide security protection against intruders. And even internal shutter and blinds offer some security by providing privacy; thieves are less likely to break in if there are no possession visible through the windows.
Get a good security mesh door. The front door is the first place an intruder will try enter. A solid security door not only provides good protection here, it also gives the impression that the rest of the home has security features.
Change the locks when you move into a new home. The previous owners probably won’t really want to break in, but they may have given the spare key to a relative or former partner.
Install motion detector lights. Intruders cannot hide in the dark if these are active.
Have a camera monitor at the front door or at least a peephole, to check on any visitors.A locked fly screen security door will also work here.
Don’t have anything visible through window. Thieves might take a liking to something that they see inside.
Surveillance camera systems are appropriate if you have valuables.
Never leave keys outside, no matter how well concealed. Thieves know these tricks.
Never indicate that your home is empty by posting on social media. People have posted vacation photos on social media that show that the home is unoccupied.
Shutters and blinds provide some privacy that aids home security. Even simple Venetian or roller blinds are effective for this. Though external shutters on the home provide more protection, acting as a barrier to potential intruders.