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Amazing Home Security Features You Should Add to Your Home

11 April 2018
Kevin Hartley

Although some folks still remember a time when they could leave their front doors unlocked, those days are long gone. Today, homeowners need to be serious about security. Fortunately, it is easier than ever before to protect your home with all the great security options available today. Check out these five top home features you can use to boost the security and value of your house.

1. Cameras

If you are not using cameras to keep your home secure yet, then you need to get some installed immediately. Forget about the grainy security video of the past. Nowadays, you can cheaply install HDTV security cameras that you can remotely control from all over the world. With a DVR, you can record and review your home security footage at any time to keep your property safe.According to ADT,camera footage is useful if you need to prove that a crime has occured. Whether your footage debuts in court or simply functions to verify an insurance claim, it is a helpful piece of proof.”

2. Home Security System

Perhaps the best thing you can do to improve your house is toadd a home security system.Keeping all the stuff in your house safe is made easy with today’s home security systems. You can access this type of system from anywhere over the Internet. If you are the forgetful type, know that it allows you to arm or disarm your system from almost anywhere.

3. Outdoor Landscaping

You don’t need to add bars to your windows to keep your home safe from prowlers. There are lots of smart landscaping choices you can make to keep your windows more secure. For example, planting rose bushes outside your windows will make your home safer and more beautiful. While adding value to your home, the thorny rose bushes will make your home an unattractive target for thieves.

4. Outdoor Lighting

While you are making improvements to your landscaping, you should make sure your outdoor lighting is good enough to keep your home safe. Thieves thrive by working under cover of darkness. By adding motion-activated security lighting to your house, you will send criminals scurrying away from your property.

5. Home Automation Technology

One of the best things about the Internet is that it allows you tokeep your home safe from anywhere.You can use home automation technology to make your home seem occupied while you are on vacation by remotely controlling things like your lights and television. This automation technology will also monitor your home for dangers like fire.

With these five features, you can add value and security to your home. It always feels good to make your home a more enjoyable and safe space. Get busy today adding some new features to your house to keep your family safe.

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Kevin Hartley, Broker is a Toronto based real estate Broker with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate | Signature Service, Brokerage. @Home is his lifestyle blog, an expression of his passion for home keeping though MAKING (Recipes), DOING (DIY), BEING (Health/Wellness) and DWELLING (Home Ownership, Sales & Maintenance).  Content not intended to solicit clients under contract.

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