The exterior of your home is one of its most important features. And while the inside may be what you show off to guests, the outside is what they see when they first arrive. If your home doesn’t have a good first impression, it won’t matter how nice the inside looks! Here are some ways to protect your home’s exterior and make sure it looks great for years to come:
Determine your home’s most vulnerable areas.
Your home’s most vulnerable areas are its windows and doors. Windows that are not visible from the street, like basement windows or garage doors, should be considered especially vulnerable to crime. If you have any concerns about your home’s security, it is important to address these areas first.
You should also pay attention to any other areas that may have been overlooked in previous inspections but might still need attention:
Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
Lock all doors and windows when you leave the house, even if it’s just for five minutes.
Lock all doors and windows when you go to bed at night.
Lock your car door when getting in or out of it, even if it’s only for a few minutes (or seconds). Make sure your alarm system is set appropriately so that anyone trying to break into your vehicle will set off an alarm that could scare them off or alert authorities in case of an emergency.
Install an alarm system.
- Alarm systems are a deterrent. If a criminal sees that your home has an alarm system and they’re not sure whether it’s monitored, they may choose to move on to another house.
- Alarm systems that are monitored by a security company are more effective. When you have an alarm installed, the company will contact you if there is an issue with your system or if someone tries to break in (or even open) your front door or garage door. This allows you to call the police immediately, which ensures that no one gets hurt while trying to rob your place!
- There are two types of alarm systems: wireless and hardwired. Wireless alarms can be easier to install but they require batteries that need replacing every few months; hardwired alarms require more wiring but don’t require batteries at all–and since these don’t require maintenance over time like their wireless counterparts do either (and most people aren’t electricians), this makes them ideal for homeowners who aren’t too handy around electrical work!
- Most homes today use self-monitored systems where homeowners call their local police department directly when something goes wrong instead of relying solely upon professionals from other companies such as ADT Security Services Incorporated.”
Create a safe zone around your home.
- Create a safe zone around your home.
- Be sure to use a good lock on the front door and make sure it’s in working condition. You can also install an alarm system, which is especially helpful if you live in an area where crime is high.
- Make sure that all of the lights around your house are working properly so that burglars will be visible as they approach during the day or night (and therefore deterred).
- Secure fencing around any backyard areas, including fences made of wood or metal; these will keep people out while still allowing air circulation between them and their property line so they don’t get too hot in summertime heat waves!
Make sure your yard is well-lit at night.
- Make sure your yard is well-lit at night.
- Use motion-activated lights.
- Don’t use lights that shine up and down.
- Use bright enough lights to deter intruders, but not too bright so they won’t be able to see what they’re doing in the dark (and might end up tripping over something).
Use motion-activated security lights.
Motion-activated security lights are another way to deter criminals and make your home more secure. If a burglar is lurking in the shadows, they’ll be much less likely to break into your house if they know that someone could see them as soon as they walk up to the front door.
Security lights can also help you see at night if you live in an area where there aren’t streetlights or other sources of light pollution (like me). My neighborhood doesn’t have any streetlights, so during those long summer nights when it’s past 11pm before I get home from work, my motion activated security lights come in handy! They’re not expensive either–I paid around $50 for 2 of them; one for each side of my house. Installation is pretty easy too–either DIY or hire someone else to do it for about $100-$150 depending on how much wiring needs done before installation can begin (this usually depends on whether or not there are existing fixtures already installed).
Secure landscapers’ ladders and tools with a lock or chain when they’re not in use.
Landscapers’ ladders are a common source of injury, so it’s important to keep them secure. When not in use, lock or chain your landscaper’s ladders to a fence or tree if possible. If you don’t have either option available, make sure the ladder is out of reach from windows and doors so no one can climb up on it by mistake; also keep tools away from those areas as well.
All landscapers should wear ID badges at all times while working on your property–and if they don’t have one, be sure to ask why not before allowing them access inside!
Your home’s exterior can be both beautiful and safe!
When you’re looking at the exterior of your home, it’s important to consider how it can be both beautiful and safe. The following are some examples:
- Add motion-sensing lights. Motion-sensing outdoor lighting will help deter crime by making your property appear more secure at night, while also providing better visibility in dark areas of the yard or driveway that may have been previously difficult to see at night. In addition, when combined with an automatic sprinkler system that turns on when there’s movement detected by these lights (such as someone trying to break into one of your vehicles), this additional measure provides an added layer of protection against intruders who might try sneaking onto your property through its dimly lit areas during times when most people are asleep inside their homes.* Add locksets with deadbolts on exterior doors.
With these tips, you can make sure your home’s exterior is beautiful and safe. You can also take steps to protect yourself from burglars by installing an alarm system and locking all doors and windows at night–and during the day, too!