DIY FOR HOME SECURITY
SYSTEM WHEN SHTF
The world is a scary place we need to Home-security, with crime and natural disasters and who knows what else coming at you from every angle. And this is not to say that we don’t love the world—we do, and we think it’s amazing, too. It’s just that we think it’s wise to take precautions when it comes to protecting your home and your family.
If you want to know how to build your own system so you can rest easy during these troubled times, read on these do-it-yourself guides!
Install a home security system.
A security system really is worth the investment, especially if you can find a wireless one that won’t require tearing up walls and floors to set up.
There are many types of home security systems, including monitored alarm systems and unmonitored alarm systems. Monitored systems will alert a call center in the event of an intrusion or emergency at your home, while unmonitored systems simply serve as an audible scare tactic to deter intruders.
The next step is finding a security provider. The best places to start your search are with local companies that have been recommended by friends or family members. Be sure to get several quotes so you’re getting the best price possible for your new system. It’s important to know what kind of monitoring service you want and how much it will cost before you sign any contracts.
Use smart locks instead of traditional locks and keys.
If you want to take your home security system to another level, I recommend smart locks. Why?
Because they’re more convenient and secure than traditional locks.
First of all, smart locks are more secure because they allow you to remotely control access to your home by using a mobile app or special codes. This means that if you ever lose your keys, you won’t have to worry about someone breaking into your house or apartment while you sleep.
Also, if you live in an area where crime rates are high (or even just average), then these types of locks can be useful for preventing burglaries as well!
In addition, many people don’t realize how easy it is for someone with physical access to your property (such as an employee who works outside) to duplicate their keys—but this technology makes duplicating keys virtually impossible since the lock will only respond when it receives a certain combination from the user’s phone signal instead of responding blindly like most doors do today!
Use the Buddy System to Create a Neighborhood Watch.
It’s always wise to keep an eye on your neighbors and for them to do the same for you. Formal or informal, it’s a good idea to have a buddy system with your neighbors so that you can alert each other if something unusual is happening in your neighborhood.
Being aware of what’s going on around you while things are still relatively normal is the best way to notice when something is not right and alert others as soon as possible. Whether it’s bad weather or someone casing houses or just acting suspicious, observing strangers who come into your neighborhood will help you spot any potential threats before they become one.
A simple buddy system using wireless technology could be the difference between catching an intruder and having him get away with all of your stuff (or worse).
Use your eyes and ears to detect intruders.
Here are some DIY tips for a home security system you can use if you don’t want to pay for a traditional system:
- Use your eyes and ears to detect intruders. Instead of installing high-priced video cameras, use cheap ones that look like real ones. They can be purchased from any hardware store or online retailer. If you’re not up for buying them, try using cans with stones in them that rattle when someone walks by them (you can make these yourself).
- Install motion sensors around your house at key locations such as where you enter the house and where windows or doors are located. These will notify you when there is movement around those areas.
- Use night vision goggles so that when the lights go out during an attack, they’ll still see what’s going on inside your home.
Strategically place tripwire alarms around your property.
You’ve probably read about how a tripwire alarm works, but you’ve probably never heard of them outside of the hunting world, where they’re used to alert hunters that a deer is in the area. In reality, these simple alarms are easy to set up and aren’t at all uncommon around the home.
You’ll be surprised at what you can use a tripwire alarm for. Place one inside your garage in case someone breaks into your car; or along with your kitchen door so you know when it’s been forced open; or on the side of your house (or just outside) so you know when someone tries to climb over or break down your fence; place one at the end of your driveway after dark so that anyone trying to sneak out around your property will quickly get caught.
Build a Security Fence around your Home or Compound.
A fence will help to control access and keep out unwanted animals and people. If you have the materials, build a sturdy perimeter security fence around your home or compound. The fence should be at least six feet tall, with barbed wire on top to discourage intruders from climbing over it, or attempting to dig under it.
The ground inside the fence should be kept clear so that footprints can be easily seen after snowfall, and any tree branches hanging over the top of the fence should be cut away so that they aren’t used as a ladder by an intruder.
Also make sure there are no hiding places within 10 feet of the fence line where burglars could lurk unseen in order to attack anyone who enters or exits through your gate, then retreat back into their hiding place while you go back inside your house.
There are usually at least three sides to consider when building fences:
- The front side; faces any roadways, trails, or open areas
- The rear side; faces wooded areas, fields, and hillsides (the most vulnerable)
- The inner yard area; facing your house(s), gardens, and other buildings
Build a Moat around your Property to Protect Against Intruders.
The easiest way to keep intruders out of your home is to build a moat around it. That’s right, grab your shovel and get to work. If you want the job done right, hire a professional mason or excavator.
You can build a moat in many ways.
The best option is using natural barriers like cliffs, rivers, swamps, or bogs with aggressive wildlife like gators and snapping turtles. The next best thing would be an artificial barrier – like a trench or wall – surrounding your property. Or, use both!
Maximize access options for yourself by building bridges, drawbridges, stairs, and ladders in your castle’s walls. This will also make it easier for intruders to get onto your property if you have traps set up on them so don’t forget that water is still the best defense against unwanted visitors in a survival situation because no one wants to swim with crocodiles.
Build a Fortified Bunker for Retreat and Refuge.
Building a bunker is the best option for providing your family with adequate protection during a large-scale disaster. However, if you can’t build one, don’t panic. You can find ways to provide some protection from most threats.
Keep your family safe with these tips:
- Secure the room and reinforce it as best you can.
- Store food and water supplies in your safe room and rotate them often so they stay fresh.
- Keep first aid kits, emergency radios, flashlights, and other household items available at all times. (Visit this shop if you need assistance with first aid or survival kits)
With growing concerns about the state of the world, it’s no wonder that more people are considering creating their own security systems. With a little planning, some research, and a dedication to safety and preparedness, you can create a DIY security system that will protect your home and keep your family safe.
Now go -and get building!