For anyone living in a high-crime area, having reliable home security is one of the best decisions you can make. A reliable home security system helps you protect you, your home, and your family. However, finding the best method of home protection can be difficult. Naturally, there are many variables. In order to help you make your decision, here are four suggestions to help narrow down your options.

Invest in a Home Security System

The first and most obvious suggestion is investing in a home security system. In recent years, there has been a boom in the home security industry—meaning there’s many options to choose from. Depending on the area you’re from, you may be able to opt for a local option.

Pick out a Guard Dog

For anyone looking for an extra layer of protection, choosing a guard dog can definitely help. If you have a guard dog that is trained to protect your home and your family, you won’t need to worry about intruders, and, additionally, the dog will alert you to any unwanted guests. One important thing to note is that there are certain states that have varying laws on dogs biting intruders, so we recommend checking your local state laws in regards to that before opting for a guard dog.

Invest in a Deadbolt

A cheaper alternative to a guard dog is a deadbolt. A deadbolt will prevent your door from being kicked in by intruders, all the while adding an extra layer of security. A deadbolt also has one major perk over a standard lock; a standard lock can easily be picked or broken, while a deadbolt is much more difficult to pick and break. It isn’t necessarily impossible, however, potential intruders will spend significantly more time trying to break in with a deadbolt, giving you the time to call for help.

Home Security Apps

The last suggestion we have is, in a sense, tied to the first and third suggestions. In recent years, a variety of smart locks and home security apps have come into play. Many home security systems offer apps, and some people have actually opted for locks and lights that can be controlled with the touch of a button on your phone. Smart deadbolts provide all the security benefits of a standard deadbolt, with a technological touch.

All in all, it’s easy to see why many people have a hard time choosing the best home security for them. Armed with these suggestions, we hope you can make the best choice for you.

Author's Bio: 

Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.