house from curbNot everyone can afford to install a security system with video surveillance cameras that point in all angles around your home. However, there are things you can do to make your home a hard target. Making small improvements to your home can help deter potential burglars.

The first thing you should do is to take a look at your home from the curb.  Is it easy to look inside? If it is easy to see all your valuables just from looking in the windows, it might tempt criminals to break in and steal them.  Invest in window blinds or curtains that make it difficult to see inside.  Additionally, installing thick, thorny plants or bushes in front of your windows can keep people from getting close enough to take a peek.  Motion sensor lights also help light up dark areas and alert you to movement outside.

Next, you should focus on the entry points to your house.  That means the doors and windows! Exterior doors need to be made of solid wood or steel. Do not use those cheap doors made out of particle board. And of course, all doors and windows should have proper locks on them.  Remember to keep your doors and windows locked at all times. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to but you can never be too safe.

Lastly, the most effective way to deter criminals is to install a home security system! Secure Lock and Alarm is your one stop shop for everything you need for home security. We can install security cameras as well as burglar alarm systems.  We even have safes that you can buy online to protect all your personal valuables.

For a free security evaluation and quote, email us at or give us a call at 978-927-6400