If you've had a problem with your home being broken into in the past, it can be very frustrating and scary to think that it may happen again at any time. It can be even more challenging if you thought your home was safe to begin with, but someone still violated your privacy. Burglars and intruders often take a lot of time to plan and plot how they can bypass existing security systems or other obstacles. That is why it's important for you to be one step ahead of them. Here are a few ways you can beef up the safety and security of your home.

Alarm System

If you have an existing alarm system that you are not satisfied with, it may be time for an upgrade. An advanced alarm system can keep your home safe around the clock by utilizing special sensors and triggers to notify you and the authorities of a security breach. An issue with many electronic alarms is the time it takes for the signal to transmit to the alarm company. If there is a storm or loss of power or internet services, many alarm system notifications fail. One of the latest technologies for home security communication is mesh radio technology. This works by transmitting data from a radio unit connected to your security system to the alarm company. The advantage is fast and reliable service that doesn't rely on electricity like many traditional systems. As soon as an alarm is triggered, a radio signal goes out to the mainframe company and they are able to communicate with you or law enforcement.

Gate Control

Having a gate at the end of your driveway is just one more obstacle for a potential intruder to get past. Add more security with an automatic gate opener to the gate itself. This allows more control over who you let in. You can create a security pass code that has to be used each time via a digital keypad for the gates to open. Sensors are often set up to help allow the gate to open and close automatically as you exit your property.  


Creating a protective barrier around your home's property can help shield your house from intruders. Bushes that are planted close together and trees that fill in any open gaps on your landscape can help make your home less noticeable from the road. This makes it more challenging for an intruder to enter the property freely. In addition, fencing adds to the overall security making it more challenging for someone gain access to your property.

Securing Doors And Windows

Windows and doors are how intruders gain entry into your home. Even with a good alarm system, intruders will access your home's interior if they can gain easy access through a window or a door that has glass built into it. Always be sure to add a deadbolt system to all doors, in addition to your regular locking mechanism. For windows, you can add an invisible security film that is shatter proof—making it harder to gain access. Alarms are an additional way to keep an intruder from gaining full access through a window. Don't forget about garage doors. An alarm trigger can easily alert you of unwanted access. 

Combining several methods is the best way to stay as safe as possible. The goal is to defer an intruder before they ever try to break into your home. For assistance, talk to a professional like Rut Fencing.