A DIY security system just might be your ticket to feeling like your childhood idol. One of the coolest superheroes in American culture is Batman. He’s noble, he has awesome moves, and he fights crime at nighttime while playing businessman in the daytime. What makes Batman truly awesome, though, is the incredible array of gadgets that he has and uses in his nightly crime-fighting activities. His suit, his “wings,” his car… they all make him a force to be reckoned with in the comic world. Every little boy wants to be him at some point. Unfortunately, we all grow up and realize that it just isn’t socially acceptable to wear bat wings or a skin-tight black suit. What’s more, we realize that Batman has something that most of us don’t—a ton of money.
Do It Yourself
Fortunately for do-it-yourselfers, there is a way to feel kind of like Batman without spending billions of dollars or even fighting crime with your fists and your harpoon gun. You can recreate the Bat’s super awesome lair in a way by installing a DIY security system in your home. It will protect your home—even fighting crime in a way—and make you feel safe as the legend himself in the bat cave.
In all seriousness, home security systems have become something of a necessity in today’s day and age. Super villains may not be on the prowl for you, but petty criminals do pose a very real threat to you and your property. Suburban America often has a false sense of security—crime is actually rampant. Dozens of crimes might be happening as you read this article, many of which could involve house break-ins. In Chicago, Illinois alone; recent neighborhood scout crime data shows 113,323 property crimes per year—a whopping 41.84 per 1000 residents. That’s over 1 crime per 25 residents. Those are ugly odds on a year-to-year basis.
So what’s the best way to protect yourself? How do you make your house into a safe place where you can recharge and live in peace? A DIY security system is definitely a great place to start.
DIY security systems can be very simple or they can be very complex. You can take some basic steps to deter intruders, or you can turn your home into a fortress that James Bond would have a difficult time getting in and out of. A very basic DIY security measure you can take is to install deadbolts on all of the doors leading out from the property. More secure locks for windows can be purchased as well. A timer that turns lights on and off at random times while you are out of the house is a good deterrent to criminals scoping out the area for an easy target.
A professional security service, however, can install sensors and cameras all over the property in strategic locations. They are a more sure-fire reliable way to deck your house out with security.