1. Window and Door Alarms
Burglars favourite method of entry is through doors and windows. Whilst it is imperative that you properly shut and lock these entry points, it is easy to forget.
These alarms emit a high pitched sound when they sense an opened door or window and are incredibly easy to install.
Simply attach the alarm to the door or window, and the corresponding sensor to the frame using the self adhesive strip provided. Each alarm is battery powered, so you are ready to go with minimal effort.
Total Running Price - £6.99
2. Solar Powered Security Light
Security lights incorporate a sensor as well as a light that turns on when they detect movement. External lighting located around the front and back door works well as a security device for two reasons:
Total Running Price - £17.98
3. Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Most houses will have smoke alarms which work well to detect smoke before you do - especially at night.
However, carbon monoxide is difficult to detect because you cannot smell, taste or see it. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, nausea and dizziness which can feel similar to a hangover or food poisoning.
Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of fuel. Typical sources of carbon monoxide include faulty cooking appliances or blocked vents and chimneys.
A carbon monoxide alarm works in the same way as a smoke alarm. It will emit an alarm when carbon monoxide is present, which is vital when it is impossible for humans to detect.
Total Running Price - £31.38
4. Fence Spikes
If you leave in close proximity to your neighbours, you most likely have bordering gardens separated by a wall or fence. Whilst you may think access to your property is limited, you don't know how easy it is for unwanted visitors to access your neighbours gardens.
Total Running Price - £38.20
5. Plug Timer
With £11.80 left of our budget, our last item is a relatively simple but effective one. Plug timers allow for electrical devices to be put turned on at any pre-determined time, even when nobody is home.
Plug timers can be used to automate when lights, TV or radio turn on which can give the impression that somebody is home when they are not.
Total Running Price - £43.50
For 5 simple items for just £43.50, it shows that good home security does not have to be either expensive or complicated.
How many of these do you already own? Please let us know any better suggestions you have in the comments below!
With £6.50 left of your budget, why not consider purchasing somewhere to store your spare keys.