Your home is your sanctuary, and it's important to keep it safe. From something as simple as a recording of a barking dog attached to a motion sensor near your back door to a set of good landscape floodlights, there are quite a few easy, effective and often inexpensive measures you can take to make sure your family and belongings are protected.
Your lifestyle will have an impact on your home security, too. If you live in a neighborhood where there are lots of alarm systems, your house is less likely to become a target, even if you don't have an alarm yourself. If you have a dog or live in a neighborhood with a watch group or a very visible and interested neighbor, you're also in better security shape.
Light, sound, locks and eyes on the ground are all great ways to ensure that your belongings will be waiting for you when you get home at night. On the next couple of pages, we'll take a look at a few popular and practical ways you can turn your castle into a safe refuge whether you live uptown, downtown, in the country or in the 'burbs.