Making Your Home Less Appealing to Intruders

Keeping your home and family safe is at the top of most people’s priority list and being able to establish and maintain peace of mind is important.

There are many different home security offerings to choose from to meet your specific needs and making a sound decision takes serious consideration. There are however things which can be done in the meantime in order to make your home seem less appealing to potential intruders, and they include:

Check Your Windows
Modern windows often include tabs or blocks that prevent anyone on the outside from opening the window more than a few inches. If you have double-hung windows that lack such a feature, you can improvise by drilling a hole through the upper sash or frame and placing a removable eye screw or dowel into the hole.

Door Locks & Hinges
Installing a deadbolt is trickier than installing a doorknob because you must bore holes for the lock, but the task can be done in an hour if you have a drill and the proper hardware. Door lock installation kits can help because they include specialty hardware like hole saws and bits, and a guide for placing the holes. (Check your doors carefully before shopping, as metal doors require different kits.) While you’re checking locks, check the hinges on exterior doors. Inexperienced door installers will sometimes put hinges on the outside, where the hinge pins can be removed in seconds.’ (Bob Tedeschi,

At Security Connection your Ottawa home security expert we can help ensure that your home is as secure as possible. Contact us to learn more about our different home security options and services.