The last thing you want is to feel unsafe in your home.
You certainly don't want to be worried about whether you house is safe when you're away, either.
Professionally installed home security systems with 24-hour-a-day monitoring are one option for alleviating such concerns. Homeowners who don't feel comfortable setting up their own systems may prefer this route.
For those who want a hand in setting up their own security, however, there are plenty of opportunities. Traditional and easily installed equipment like deadbolts and motion detection lights can work independently or in conjunction with a professionally installed and monitored system. There are also a growing number of wireless, more technologically advanced home security systems designed to be set up by just about anyone.
Interested? Check out these DIY home security options.
DIY home security basics & simple precautions
Each of these posts has multiple tips on practical, simple DIY home security tips that even the most novice of handy people should be able to tackle.
DIY home security systems
Overwhelmed by the number of DIY home security systems on the market? You probably aren't alone. Here are a few rundowns and reviews.