July 24, 2024

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Smart Home Planning

Make Your Home Exterior A Safer Place


I’m going to be honest with you: I don’t like being home alone. Even when I am at home, I tend to have a wide-open space that makes me feel exposed and vulnerable. My husband and I have tried to remedy this situation by adding as many safety features as possible—especially on the exterior of our home. These steps aren’t just for older people or those who live alone; in fact, they’ll make anyone safer!

Make Your Front Door Safer

The front door is the first thing people see when they come to your home, so it’s important to make sure it’s as safe as possible. Here are some things you can do to ensure your front door is secure:

  • Make sure your door is solid and doesn’t have any holes where intruders could enter.
  • Don’t leave keys in the lock when you go out–that just makes it easier for someone else to get into your house!
  • Don’t keep a spare key under the mat or outside of the door (this can be taken by someone who wants easy access). Instead, use a box with a combination lock that only opens with two different combinations: one from each member of the family who lives there. This way no one has all three pieces needed for entry at any given time; instead, only two people have access at once–and even then only if they know their own code!

Secure Your Windows

  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you leave the house.
  • Use security bars on windows.
  • Use a peephole in your front door.
  • Install a deadbolt lock on your door, preferably one with a high-quality, heavy-duty cylinder that’s hard to break into or pick open with tools like a screwdriver or crowbar (you can also get locks with built-in alarms).
  • Install an alarm system that has motion detectors for outdoor areas near entrances; these are good for deterring intruders from entering through an unlocked window or door while you’re away from home! Motion lights are also useful–they go off when something moves within their range of vision so they’ll keep intruders away from certain areas of your property at night when it would otherwise be dark enough for them to move freely without being seen by anyone else nearby who might notice what was happening before it got too late (and then called 911).

Install Motion Lights That Go Off When Something Moves

Motion lights are a great way to deter crime. They’re not foolproof, but they can help you feel safer when you’re in your home. Here are some tips for installing motion lights:

  • Make sure that the motion sensor is positioned so that it will detect people approaching from all sides of the house. Don’t place it under bushes or trees where someone could hide and avoid detection; if possible, install it on an elevated platform like a porch or deck so that everyone has to pass within range of the sensor’s reach before entering your yard or driveway.
  • Motion sensors can be tricky–if one goes off when there isn’t anyone around (or even if there is), this may confuse other nearby motion sensors into thinking something is moving and activate them as well! In order for this system to work effectively against intruders trying not only get into your home but also avoid detection while doing so, try keeping all lights off except those with sensors until after dark

Install Glassbreak Sensors Or Windows That Open Automatically When They Break

Glassbreak sensors are a simple way to keep your home safe. If a window or door is broken, the sensor will sound an alarm and call for help if you’re not at home.

The best way to install glassbreak sensors is with double-sided tape or screws; they should be placed near windows and doors so they can detect when someone breaks through them. A good place would be on either side of each window frame, but not directly under where people touch (like handles).

Windows that open automatically when they break are another option for keeping your family safe from intruders who try breaking into your house through windows. These types of windows are easy enough for kids as young as 6 years old–or even younger–to use!

There are many things you can do to make your home safer.

There are many things you can do to make your home safer.

  • Always lock the doors and windows when you leave, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
  • Install motion-sensor lights around your house to deter burglars, especially if they’re dark at night or in hard-to-reach places like under a porch where they won’t be seen by passersby.
  • If possible, get an alarm system with video cameras installed on all windows and doors as well as inside the house (it should have at least one camera in each room). This way if someone breaks into your home or tries opening any of these areas during the night time hours, an alarm will sound which could wake up sleeping family members so that they can call 911 before anything happens!


We hope this article has given you some ideas for how to make your home safer. Remember, there are many things that can be done inexpensively and easily by anyone. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend starting with the front door and windows!