- Invest in a Monitored Home Security System
If you’re looking to reduce some vulnerability, think about a monitored home security system — which can help protect your loved ones, property, and belongings — it’s an effective way to regain peace of mind. Some insurance providers will reduce you homeowner’s premium for installing a monitored home security system. That’s because homes protected by security systems are less likely to be burglarized.
- Put up Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Fortunately, working smoke detectors can go a long way toward helping prevent tragedy — and they’re inexpensive. Basic home smoke detectors sell for about $5 each, while more sophisticated models start at roughly $20. Don’t forget about carbon monoxide (CO), which can also put your family at risk. A mid-range model costs approximately $20. Also do some research and you can find combination Smoke and Carbon monoxide detectors.
- Replace Worn Locks with Keyless Entry Smart Locks
Installing a smart lock on your front door can further enhance the security of your home’s entry point. With a smart lock, you’ll never have to risk hiding a key under a mat or worry about handing a spare out to household workers. Instead, you’ll enjoy the security and convenience of locking or unlocking the door remotely, right from your phone.
- Secure Your Valuables in a Safe
When it comes to size, technology, and price, safes vary quite a bit. A drawer safe , which costs about $40, may be all you need to store jewelry, money, and other small valuables.