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Home Security is one of those things you never think about until something bad happens to you. Last summer, someone vandalized my beloved BMW right in front of my apartment, and it was only then that I thought about adding some home security.
When most of us think of home security, we think of expensive equipment and pricey security home services that require monthly payments. Luckily though, technology has advanced so much over the last few years, that this is absolutely not a must-have anymore to keep your home protected. There are certain things you can do to secure your home that cost practically next to nothing. One such example is putting up a “Beware of Dog” sign.
I saw a 20/20 special where they talked to a guy who has been breaking into homes for years, and he said that even if he didn’t see the dog, the sign was enough for him to move on to the next house. “No burglar wants to deal with a dog,” he said. He also stated that seeing those home security signs from those expensive services, actually don’t phase burglars at all, “because we know most of you don’t bother to even turn them on at night or when you’re away from home.”
Pretty crazy right? I was actually stunned to hear this myself.
After my car vandalization, I had a camera put right up in front of my apartment, directed right at my porch and car. But there are even cheaper options than a camera. Take for example the AveyLum Sensor LED Lightbulb. this handy lightbulb will only cost you about $11, and it automatically turns on from dusk til dawn! I put one on the front of my garage in my new home. This light bulb is actually incredibly bright, has a broad range for sensoring activity, and lights up the whole front entry of my garage really well, making it much harder for someone to mess with my home!
The light bulb only lights up in the dark so you don’t have to worry about energy costs of it turning on when not needed during the day. It completely eliminates the need for a timer, since it tuns on automatically from dusk-til-dawn, and it takes two seconds to set up – just screw it in like a regular light bulb! It also has a super long life-span too, thanks to being LED. [Read more…]