home's security

Home security is a big deal. Peace of mind is a tangible commodity that can translate into reduced home insurance premiums. To achieve both without installing a burglar alarm and paying a monthly fee, we offer seven home security products and tips that will significantly deter a home invasion without robbing the bank.

1. Security Screen Doors

Because of our temperate climate, ideal for leaving windows and doors open, screen doors can create a significant security concern. Cutting open the screen or just ripping open the door is often simple for intruders.  And if you’re not thrilled with having to put a heavy metal gate on your front door, premium screen doors are exactly what you need.

2. Security Window Screens

Alarmed security window screens provide the best of all possible worlds, allowing you to keep your windows open, yet safe from unwanted intruders. Alarm screens fit windows of any size and are durable and easy to maintain. If anyone attempts to tamper with the screen, an alarm will sound immediately before the intruder can enter your home.

3. Security Glass For Vulnerable Windows & Doors

Security glass isn’t unbreakable, but it’s hard to break, which can be a significant deterrent to burglars and intruders who want to act quickly. When they realize the “smash and grab” technique won’t work, and the noise will call attention to their actions, they will likely move on to another target.

4. Outdoor Security Lighting

Intruders don’t want to be seen. To make your home less of a target, install exterior security lighting fixtures outside and on your shed or garage. Timers and motion detectors will give you control over when the lights go on and off, which will help save electricity.

5. Sliding Glass Door Security

Like screen doors, sliding glass doors are notorious for being easy to break into. The locks on sliding glass doors are often flimsy and can be ripped open in seconds. You can secure your sliding glass doors with a double bolt lock and security glass or a sliding glass door security bar.

6. High-Security Door Locks

If your home doesn’t have a good deadbolt on the front door, now is the time to replace your old deadbolt with something more secure. Your front door lock should have a 1-inch long deadbolt, metal strike plate, and 3-inch long mounting screws. Consumer Reports has some good recommendations here.

7. Interior Light Timers

To make your home look like it’s occupied, even when it’s not, put timers on your lights to create the illusion that you’re hanging out in your living room, cooking in the kitchen, or doing other domestic activities. You might stagger when they go off so the bedroom light is the last. Intruders are less likely to break into a home if they think they’ll have to deal with the occupants.

Tashman Home Center

Tashman Home Center can provide you with all of the above-mentioned home security products. If we don’t have what you’re looking for in stock, we’ll be happy to order it and have it delivered to the store for you to pick up.

For more home security ideas and products, stop by Tashman Home Center. We have a wonderful staff of knowledgeable employees dedicated to providing you with the best possible service and advice.