Everyone’s worst nightmare is a home invasion, and it happens every 30 seconds, equating to over 3,000 burglaries daily. To avoid becoming a statistic, it’s essential to install DIY security hacks that will protect you and your family. These hacks can also be a fun way to bond with your family. Burglars often live within two miles of their victims, take as little as 90 seconds, and are typically previous offenders who are males less than 25 years old. 34% of burglars use the front doorknob and 23% use first-floor open windows. Burglars also knock on doors before breaking in, look for homes with piled-up mail, trash in cans, and no security features. The key to home security is outsmarting burglars by being one step ahead of them.
Play Hide-And-Seek With Your Valuables
We don’t mean the actual game of hide-and-seek. You can create DIY hiding spots around your home that even the most experienced burglar won’t check. Burglars typically go for your bedroom and are less likely to check your kid’s room or bathroom. But there are other spots around the home that they’re never going to check. One place to store your valuables is to drill a small hole big enough to fit a tube into your door frame. Inside the tube, store your most expensive valuables and cash, like small jewelry and large sums of money. You can also make a floating shelf with a secret compartment on the bottom to store your valuables, or install a secret shelf behind a large piece of art. Places that seem to be right in the burglar’s face are usually the least likely places the burglar will check. We’ve actually compiled a handy list of DIYs to create hidden storage for your valuables. (DIYnCrafts).