Six Home Security Tips and Ideas To Keep Your Home Safe

September 18th, 2019

Every day in the TX, homes get invaded at the rate of every 11 seconds. Chances are, if you are not careful and aware, your Houston home could become one of those statistics. There is nothing more violating that the thought that someone strange has been in your home, taken your treasures. To help you work towards keeping your home safe  in Houston, here are some tips that can help: 


Walk Around Your Property With A Critical Eye: 

Does that window look easy to get into? What about the basement windows? Can that shed door be pried open? Where can a burglar hide? In some municipalities, you can contact the police department and they will provide a free home assessment to help you identify weak spots.  


Shrubs, Trees, Walkways, And Entrances 

Keep all bushes trimmed and the yard neat and tidy to indicate someone is home. One clever way to thwart an intruder is plant bushes with thorns and spikes under your windows. Keep your trees trimmed back 


Fence In Your Yard 

If fencing in your backyard is an option, do so. Make sure you check with your HOA or city's building codes to make sure you put up the correct fence within the legal regulations. A fence provides a physical barrier that cannot only deter theft, but slows them down if they do decide to rob you. 


Keep Your Yard Free Of “Stuff” 

Don’t leave your BBQ or fancy lawn furniture sitting out. Make sure your kids put their bikes and other expensive toys in the garage. Speaking of keeping things in the garage, always park in the garage and not the driveway. Any burglar watching your home will be able to tell if you are home just by monitoring your car in the drive.  


Secure Your Front Door 

Check your door. If it is not made of steel or solid wood think of getting one. It takes a thief 2-8 minutes to enter your home through the front door and it is their entrance of choice. Replace the screws on your hinges with three-inch screws and replace the deadbolt for one that is specifically designed to deter burglars.  


Canine Power 

If you are a dog lover, then know that no matter what size Fido is, burglars hate barking dogs. They will always avoid properties with a dog. Dogs are an effective deterrent, if you are so inclined.  

While these tips will definitely make it more difficult for an intruder to get into your home you may also want to install a security camera to keep you safe 24/7. 


Home Security And Cameras 

Some of the best home protection available are outdoor motion detectors and sensors. Today's rapidly moving technology has made buying a home security camera less expensive and easier to install. With many different options, be sure you speak to a well known reputable company. This is not a do it yourself project as security cameras can also be hacked. So when it comes time to install a security system, make sure you work with a trusted expert like a professional security company.  


"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

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Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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