In light of the recent burglary at my residence, Timmy and I have decided to revamp our security at home.
Alarm - Check. This was already in place and the key reason why we were fortunate enough not to be cleaned out. We have asked for additional stickers to put on each and every window. Although we had a sign up in the front yard, that did not stop the burglars from selecting our home, perhaps if they are reminded by a sticker at all possible entrances they will think twice before trying again.
Siren - our neighbors indicated they heard nothing. We installed this siren which is so completely ear piercing Hellen Keller might be able to hear it. Okay that was a politically incorrect joke, but you get my point. This is being installed.
Window locks - these cheap but handy little buggers from Home Depot that basically don't allow you to slide open the window, instead they would have to break the window which could draw more attention. These have been purchased and implemented.
Blinds/shutters - yep, we didn't have them in all the windows yet. We've been talking about it, but had been putting it off as we did other home repairs and purchases that we wanted more. Well, these are needed, so we met with a blinds company over the weekend and we are now proud owners of new blinds/shutters. I will be posting photos once they are installed - some this weekend and the shutters not for a few more weeks.
Curtains - I need to measure our slider and get the dimensions so that I can have curtains made. This is my goal in the next few weeks. Will post pictures once they are up.
We are going to add a few more locks and precautions to our garage doors as well.
We also went around and exchanged numbers with a few more of our neighbors. Unfortunately where we live (not sure if it's only like this in SoCal), neighbors don't necessarily get to know each other. In fact, we hardly see most of our neighbors and only about 3 have introduced themselves to us since we moved in over 6 months ago.
What do you do to make sure your home is secure? Share your ideas here!