A common home security tip is to keep your keys in a safe place. If you have deadbolts on the doors and deadbolts are not installed on the windows, then you can use a key safe which is a small plastic container that looks similar to a wallet. These containers come in a variety of colors and can be made of metal or wood. They are often sold secure approved so they will not open the door for someone who has the wrong key. They come with a keypad and alarm and are very easy to use.
Another home security tip is to use light timers for locking all of your doors. Many people think that this defeats the purpose of having deadbolts and other locks, but it does. The reason it does is because a burglar does not want to have to spend time trying to find a lock or pick the lock because there is no key. The burglar simply uses a flashlight to peer through the window. Using light timers for all of your exterior doors and leaving a light timer on each of your windows is one way to avoid having this type of situation.
Motion sensors are another home security option. These are simply fitted lockable panels that detect movement on the outside of a door. If the motion is detected, a signal is sent to the lock to either open or close. They are relatively inexpensive and can even be installed yourself.
There are many home security options that include sash jammers as an option. These sash jammers have a microphone attached to the side that can detect if the door is opened when the sash is down. The person that has the microphone is able to use it by pressing a button attached to their mic or by speaking into the microphone.
A more elaborate home security option is a lock and key kit. This kit can be bought through many different retail outlets, or you can make it yourself. It consists of a few different pieces. The first of these is a deadbolt keypad. This is a high tech piece of equipment that allows you to enter a five digit code that is fed through the key pad to activate the lock. This is considered one of the most secure lock and key systems on the market today.
Another component of this kit is a system that will connect the locks to a digital keypad that is accessed via your cell phone. You essentially have two separate systems, the digital keypad and the deadbolt lock snap together. This makes it possible for you to gain access to your home even if you are locked out of it. These locks come in many different types including; deadbolts with keyed and non-keyed entry, and have a locking mechanism that is either keyed or non-keyed.
One of the least expensive, yet most convenient options is to use car keys. Many locksmiths can supply you with matching car keys that you can use to gain access to your home. However, you need to remember that there are people out there who will take your car keys and sell them on the black market.
Last but not least, you should consider sash jammers as one of your home security options. These devices will prevent criminals from being able to open up French doors and sliding glass doors. However, there are some people who are able to bypass these locks by breaking through the metal bars at the top and bottom. However, it is very difficult to do this unless the jam is very large. For this reason, sash jammers are an extremely good option to prevent criminals from opening French doors or sliding glass doors.