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5 Eco Friendly Security Options for Your Home

If you’ve found yourself doing research on home improvements that you can do to raise the property value of your home, chances are, you’ve read about things like putting in solar panels, getting low-flow showerheads and toilets as well as purchasing Energy Star appliances. However, did you know that when it comes to keeping your home safe and protected, there are also some “green things” that you can do?

If you’re curious about some of the eco-friendly security options that are available for your home, we’ve enclosed five relatively simply ones that you can apply below:

Get some motion-sensor lighting. There are a lot of homes that have floodlights that can be turned on at night in order to keep thieves at bay. The problem is that by having those lights beaming for hours on end, it can do quite a number on your energy expenses. That’s why we feel that it’s much smarter to install some motion-sensor lighting. It turns on when someone walks by your house. It turns off when no one is there.

Do some window tinting. There are a lot of reasons why window tinting is a good thing to do in your house. It protects you from UV rays. It prevents your furniture from being damaged. It lowers your monthly energy costs. It comes in a wide variety of options to choose from. And, it can increase your amount of privacy. That’s because while the film covers up your windows in a way where you can see outside of your house, luckily, it makes it harder for people to see in. This makes it more difficult for burglars to see what treasures you have inside of your house.

Set some timers. It’s understandable that you may not want to leave your house totally dark when you’re out of town. However, it’s not the smartest financial move to leave lights on in your living room, kitchen and bedroom 24-hours per day. If you want to give the impression that you’re home even when you’re not, consider getting multiple light timers. That way, the lights can be on at night and off during the day.

Consider adopting a dog. It would be interesting to see what kind of radius maps that focused on the amount of animal shelters there are in the company would reveal. Although a lot of times, we don’t think about “pet adoption” as being an eco-friendly choice, without question, it is. That’s because, fundamentally, it’s about making the most of one of our most precious resources: our animals. One of the most tried and true kinds of security is to have a trained dog in the home. It’s definitely something to consider adding to your family.

Use a “green” security company. Thankfully, there are more and more companies that are also concerned about preserving the environment. This includes many security companies. In researching the one that will prove to be best for you, look for the kind that uses reused materials such as precious metals and repairable parts to make their systems. Also, do a bit of research to see if they are involved in any green efforts within their community. Remember, being eco-friendly is not just about conserving resources, but also educating others on how to live more (energy) efficiently too.