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The Ultimate Guide to Home Security Upgrades

In an era where safety and security are paramount, ensuring your home is a fortress against potential intruders or accidents is not just smart—it’s essential. For homeowners, the quest for a safer home environment is a continuous journey, marked by the evolution of technology and a deeper understanding of effective home security measures. Today, we’re here to arm you with the latest insights into smart home security, along with tried-and-true advice on fortifying doors, windows, and outdoor spaces.

Smart Home Security: A New Age of Protection

The advent of smart home technology has revolutionized the way we think about home security. No longer confined to bulky, obtrusive cameras and loud alarms, today’s smart home security systems are sleek, sophisticated, and surprisingly user-friendly.

The Essentials of Smart Home Security

  1. Smart Locks: Elevate the security of your main entrance with smart locks. These devices offer keyless entry, remote locking and unlocking capabilities, and the ability to grant temporary access to visitors through unique codes.
  2. Wi-Fi Cameras: Keep an eye on your home, no matter where you are, with Wi-Fi-enabled cameras. Look for features like night vision, motion detection, and real-time alerts to stay informed of any suspicious activity around your property.
  3. Doorbell Cameras: These dual-purpose devices allow you to see and speak with whoever is at your door, even when you’re not home. Integrated motion sensors can alert you to movement, providing an additional layer of security.
  4. Smart Lighting: Automate your home’s lighting to create the illusion of presence, deterring potential intruders. Smart lights can be controlled remotely and programmed to operate on schedules, mimicking human activity.
  5. Security Systems: Comprehensive smart home security systems integrate various components—cameras, sensors, alarms—into a cohesive, easily managed solution via your smartphone or tablet.

With these tools at your disposal, tailoring a smart security setup that meets your unique needs and preferences has never been easier.

Securing Doors, Windows, and Outdoor Spaces

Beyond the realms of cutting-edge technology, there are fundamental steps every homeowner should take to safeguard their living spaces.


  1. Upgrade Your Locks: Install deadbolt locks on all exterior doors, opting for high-grade models that resist tampering.
  2. Reinforce Door Frames: Strengthen the frame and the door itself to resist forceful entry. Consider using a door reinforcement kit for added durability.
  3. Peepholes and Security Chains: Add a wide-angle peephole and a sturdy security chain for additional layers of protection.


  1. Locks and Latches: Ensure all windows have working locks, especially those on the ground level. For added security, install window latches that prevent windows from being forced open.
  2. Window Sensors: Employ window sensors that alert you when windows are opened unexpectedly.
  3. Window Film: Apply security film to windows, making them resistant to shattering. This can deter intruders and increase safety during severe weather.

Outdoor Spaces

  1. Motion-Sensor Lights: Illuminate the perimeter of your house with motion-sensor lighting to deter crime and improve visibility.
  2. Secure the Perimeter: Maintain fences, gates, and hedges to prevent easy access to your yard.
  3. Strategic Landscaping: Use thorny plants beneath windows and along fences as a natural deterrent to intruders attempting to hide or gain entry.


Securing your home is a multi-faceted endeavor that combines the latest in smart technology with solid, traditional security measures. By staying informed and proactive, you can transform your home into a safe haven that gives you peace of mind and deters potential threats.

Lincoln Davies Building Supply is committed to providing you with the resources, advice, and materials you need to achieve optimal security within your home. Whether you’re interested in the latest smart security solutions or traditional methods of protection, our team is here to support your security upgrade project every step of the way.

Remember, the safest home is one that is prepared and protected. Start on your path to enhanced home security today, and enjoy the benefits of a safer, smarter home environment.

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