7 ways to secure your home on a budget

Your home is dear to you, and so ensuring that it’s secure is paramount. The problem is, security systems can be expensive. Most of us can’t afford a detailed, high tech system to protect our home.

Well fear not. In this blog we’re going to look at 5 ways that you can ensure that your house is safe on a budget.


One of the best ways to deter thieves is to light up your home. It’s relatively inexpensive to do too. If you purchase motion sensor lights then any time someone approaches the building at night, on the light will pop.

What burglar likes to be illuminated as they work?


I always recommend keeping your hedges and tress cut back. These are a great hidey hole for approaching thieves.

Make sure you give them nowhere to hide.


Windows are probably the most popular entry point for burglars. Alarming your windows though, can be expensive.

Well there is a cheaper alternative.

There are glass break detectors on the market that detect vibrations on the glass and then emit a high pitched alarm. Alerting you to what’s going on.


A lot of burglars prey on easy access buildings. This is why setting a perimeter with a fence is a must. At least in your back yard. Thieves don’t like have to scale obstacles, so set as many as you can for them.

Leave the light on

Heading out for the evening? Then leave a bedroom or front light on. Yes, it might push your electricity bill up a little bit but it’ll almost certainly deter unwanted visitors. No thief wants to break into a building that they think is occupied.

They’re not that stupid.

Love thy neighbour

Make friends with your neighbours. They’ll be able to keep an eye on your property whilst you’re on holiday or away on business. It’s always good to know that someone has their eye on your property. Remember though, you should do the same for them.

Don’t advertise

It might be tempting to show off your brand new plasma screen TV in the front window but I’d bet it’d soon go missing. Keep all your valuables out of sight. Thieves walk the streets looking into houses like they’re shop windows. Don’t make them want to come in.

So there you go 7 ways to protect your home without having to break the bank. Just try and think from a burglar’s perspective. How would you break into your own property?

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