Home Renovation Tips for a Safer Home

Home Renovation Tips for a Safer Home

Are you thinking of or currently remodeling your home? You may want to consider using this opportunity to upgrade your home security. At Coggin, security solutions are our passion, and keeping you safe from any kind of threat is our bread and butter. Whether you’re halfway through a renovation journey, or the idea just popped into your head, these security options are easy to add to any renovation plan. Our team of security experts have put together a few home renovation tips you can use to ensure your new renovations make your home safer. 

Improve Your Lighting

Adding more lights in and around your property will help deter future would-be burglars. A dark or dimly lit house is like a bat signal to burglars that no one is home or that security is lacking. Leaving a few lights on usually helps keep them away. Beefing up the lighting systems in your house can improve your home security. Adding outdoor lighting can also drastically improve your home’s safety systems. If you don’t want to leave outdoor lights on all the time, consider installing motion detectors that will trigger your outdoor lights. This is a good way to keep your home and yard secure, but also not have to leave bright lights on constantly and save energy. 

Motion Detectors

Motion detectors are easy for your contractors to add to ongoing renovations. Not only, will you gain the security of lights that turn on if something outside of your home is moving around, regardless of the time, it also detects if windows or doors are open. If a home invader decides not to gain access to your home through a door, they will use a window. If you keep your windows locked that means they will probably break them to get into your house. Motion detectors will catch these home invaders in the act. They connect to your pre-existing security system and trigger the alarm when they detect motion or a door or window opening. They are a great addition for that perfect extra layer of security. Additionally, motion detectors can be customized to volume and frequency thresholds so they are tailored perfectly to your security needs. 

Upgrade Your Locks 

Taking the opportunity of renovating your house to add more durable locks to doors and windows is a no-brainer. Most burglars are looking for the quickest and easiest way to gain access to your home. This avenue is usually your front door. Believe it or not, a door with a standard lock can be easily kicked in by a man of medium/average build. If you have an alarm system, it will alert you when someone breaks in, but in that case, the burglar has already gained access to your home. The idea is to stop them before they can ever really start. Smart locks are stronger and much more durable, they are also way more convenient because you can enter your home with a palm print or a code instead of a key. The intersection of convenience and safety is like music to our ears. 

Install Cameras 

Security cameras are one of our most highly recommended home renovation tips. They are a great addition to any home security system. However, many customers are put off by the installation aspect. Using your home renovations to install residential security cameras is a great way to optimize whatever construction is being done to your house already. There are so many options when it comes to residential security cameras. Indoor, outdoor, wireless, wired, motion detection, etc that you’re guaranteed to find cameras that integrate seamlessly into your home and lifestyle. Security cameras allow you to view all parts of your property at the push of a button. You can access them from your phone anywhere in the world. Cameras make your security systems much more holistic and can help you not only in the event of a break-in but also allow you to keep an eye on the day-to-day of your household. 

Using our home renovation tips to maximize your home security services is a great way to make sure your security systems stay up-to-date. If you are curious about any of these suggestions or want to explore all of your Myrtle Beach security solutions, call us today or visit us online. Our team of residential security professionals can’t wait to help keep your loved ones and your home safe.