There are few things more important than protecting your family and property. Take these steps to improve home security and have peace of mind knowing your home is safe.

1. Install a Home Security System

Installing a home security system is a great way to protect your property. Security companies monitor inside and outside your home, and most systems include video surveillance that you can access from your smartphone so you can monitor your house from anywhere.

To further improve home security, add sensors to your doors and windows and install a camera doorbell. These tools will alert you and have a record of anyone trying to gain entry without your consent.

2. Improve Home Security with Landscaping

Use landscaping to discourage intruders on your property. Well-placed outdoor lighting illuminates your property and helps prevent break-ins. When planting trees, keep them away from windows and doors to eliminate an easy way in for burglars.

By keeping your landscaping well-maintained and trimming overgrown bushes and trees, you help to improve home security. Trimming shrubbery that’s close to the house removes dark hiding places that provide cover for criminals. This could mean the difference between an intruder choosing your house to break into or moving on to an easier target.

3. Build Friendly Neighborhood Relationships

To improve home security, build good relationships with your neighbors. Together, the neighborhood can be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary in the area. Inform any trusted neighbors of your vacation plans.

You might have a neighbor park a car in your driveway and collect your mail while you’re away. Both will make it appear that your home is occupied. Return the favor when your neighbor goes away. Looking out for each other keeps everyone safer and creates a healthy community to live in.

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