Pro­tect your home your way. You can secure your­selves with more than high tech alarm sys­tem or sophis­ti­cat­ed secu­ri­ty cam­eras to.  Take pro­tec­tion into your own hands by tak­ing on a sim­ple DIY project.  There are small­er sim­pler things a home­own­er can do to pro­tect their home or busi­ness.  For peo­ple on a tight bud­get, here are a few things you can do to make home or busi­ness much safer and secure.

Lock­smith and Key­ing

It does­n’t mat­ter if you’ve recent­ly bought a new house or if you’ve lived there for years, at some point it’s a good idea to change your locks.  Chang­ing or rekey­ing your locks allows for you to pre­vent peo­ple who have had access to your keys from enter­ing your house with­out your per­mis­sion.  Own­ers can choose to either change their locks or rekey them.  Rekey­ing is done with­out the replace­ment of the cur­rent lock.  It’s a sim­ple process of hav­ing a tech­ni­cian change the tum­bler or wafer con­fig­u­ra­tion on the cur­rent lock so that a new key will be able to open it, ren­der­ing the old keys obso­lete.  You can also choose to change the lock com­plete­ly, by installing a bet­ter lock or a high secu­ri­ty lock.  Whether you choose to rekey your locks or change them com­plete­ly, either option will make your home and busi­ness a much safer and secure place.

Win­dow Film

Win­dow films are a retro­fit upgrade for flat glass win­dows and can be used to address a vari­ety of issues from heat and glare reduc­tion, pri­va­cy, dec­o­ra­tion, safe­ty and secu­ri­ty and UV fil­tra­tion.  Used in vehi­cles, they are called win­dow tint­ing and are typ­i­cal­ly used for heat and glare reduc­tion as well as for pri­va­cy.  The ben­e­fit to installing win­dow films is that it makes the glass a lot hard­er to break through; they make them more shat­ter proof.  Not only that, but once bro­ken, win­dow film allow for the bro­ken glass to remain with­in the win­dow frame, pre­vent­ing open access to the intrud­er.  Win­dow film can also pro­tect your home and busi­ness from nat­ur­al dis­as­ters, such as fly­ing branch­es, severe wind and rush­ing water from enter­ing through the win­dows.  They are a cost-effec­tive way to pro­tect your home or busi­ness with­out hav­ing to pay top dol­lars and is an instal­la­tion one can do on their own.


From valu­able jew­el­ry to impor­tant doc­u­ments like pass­ports and home­own­er doc­u­ments, a safe can pro­tect any of your most prized belong­ings.  It’s one of the best invest­ments to make to pro­tect your per­son­al belong­ings.  With secu­ri­ty safes, you can choose to have one in a bank or have one in your own home or office.  Secu­ri­ty safes come in a wide range of shape and sizes, with a mul­ti­tude of fea­tures, such as being fire proof.  The addi­tion of a home or office safe allows for impor­tant and valu­able doc­u­ments to be pro­tect­ed dur­ing a rob­bery as crim­i­nals will be unable to access them.  A portable safe in the home allows for portable from room to room while a wall safe at the office pro­vides added secu­ri­ty while being out of sight.

Secu­ri­ty Bars

You’ve seen secu­ri­ty bars on win­dows in sev­er­al movies.  Large ver­ti­cal black bars installed in front of win­dows, pre­vent­ing peo­ple or objects from enter­ing or leav­ing the area.  Secu­ri­ty bars aren’t the most appeal­ing and can make a prop­er­ty look like a prison or dun­geon.  How­ev­er, you don’t need to com­pro­mise when it comes to safe­ty and beau­ty any­more.  Nowa­days, win­dow and door secu­ri­ty bars now come in a wide vari­ety of designs, allow­ing for the aes­thet­ic appeal while also allow­ing for the pro­tec­tion of your prop­er­ty.  These bars can come built in with­in the win­dow, pro­vid­ing safe­ty and a beau­ti­ful exte­ri­or appeal.

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Allan Baum
Security Industry veteran with over 30+ years in the industry. Founded family owned and operated Protection Plus in 1994 with his wife and has overseen its growth since. In addition to working with his wife and son, Allan has assigned the role of Chief Canine Officer to his trusted dog Waub, who joins him at the office every day.