To keep you and your family safe in your home, you need to use the proper security. Besides using an alarm system, there are many other things you can do and some of these can add curb appeal to your home. Below are two ideas so you can determine if they are right for you.
Decorative Wrought Iron Fencing
Decorative wrought iron fencing is not only beautiful but it can deter intruders from getting into your yard. Placing the fencing around your entire yard can provide you with a strong perimeter. Iron is a durable material and will last you for many years. You can choose decorative wrought fencing that can be painted in colors like black, white or gray.
To make the fencing most secure, install the fence so that it is flush to the ground and set the posts in concrete. If you do not want to do this, you can install the fence on top of an existing concrete or brickwork. To provide you with better security choose a fence and gate that is tall enough to make it more difficult to climb.
Maintenance is easy on a wrought iron fence. Simply clean it with a power washer when it becomes dirty. Apply a metal grade wax to protect the fence from rust. Contact a company like City Wide Fence Co for more info about your options.
Lighting up your home at night will deter intruders and will add to the curb appeal of your home. Strategically place the lighting at the front and back entryways. You could use motion lights, which will turn on when there is movement close to the light. Install dual flood lights that have light sensors on each side of your home. There are lights that automatically turn on at dusk and then turn off when the sun comes up.
Path lights can be used to light up pathways and accent your landscaping. You could also put path lights along each side of your driveway. Choose solar LED post lights and you simply stick them into the ground. You will not have to install any electricity for these lights.
Put strings of lights in a few trees in the yard. This not only looks great but adds more light to your property. Hire a landscaper if you need help in choosing the best place to install the landscape lighting.
Hire someone in the area where the home is located to check on your home periodically to make sure there are not any problems.