Summer may be a prime time for break-ins in the United States, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear just because fall is upon us. Break-ins and burglaries are common in the Chicagoland area throughout the year, so it’s always a good time to start thinking about ways to bolster your home’s security. In this video from Consumer Reports you’ll learn some ways that you can beef up security around your home without spending a fortune. Some of the best ways to improve your home’s security include keeping your doors and windows closed and locked at night, installing motion-activated flood lights around your home, and making it appear that someone is home while you are on vacation.
Installing a fence can also bolster your home’s security. Contact a residential fencing company in the Chicagoland area to learn about your fencing options and which fencing materials are the safest. In terms of security, you’re best bet is either wrought iron or solid wood fencing.