Leaving These 7 Things by the Front Door Could Keep You Safe

Privacy Film:

Entry doors with clear glass inserts or sidelights can be beautiful but also provide unwanted visibility into your home. Installing frosted privacy film, like the Gila privacy window film, on the inside of the glass can obscure the view of potential burglars.

Security Sign:

Even if you don’t have a security system, displaying a realistic security sign, like the SmartSign security alert yard sign, can make burglars think twice. Place the sign in a highly visible location.

Visible House Numbers:

In an emergency, first responders need to find your home quickly. Ensure your house numbers are at least 6 inches high and placed on a contrasting background for maximum visibility.

Fake Video Camera:

A full video surveillance system can be costly, but a dummy camera, like the F. Finders & Co. fake CCTV camera, offers a budget-friendly alternative. Ensure it has features like a wire and a blinking red light to make it appear authentic. 

Door Brace:

For additional security, especially in high-crime areas, a door brace can prevent forced entry. The Master Lock Door Security Bar is an effective option that fits beneath the doorknob and tightens securely.

Keypad Lock: 

Traditional locks and hidden keys are vulnerable to experienced burglars. Instead, opt for a keypad lock like the Schlage Z-Wave Touchscreen Deadbolt. These locks offer advanced features such as alarms.

Motion Sensor Lights:

Effective lighting can deter burglars who prefer to operate under cover of darkness. Install motion sensor lights, like the Leonlite LED Motion Sensor Flood Lights, which activate when movement is detected.