15 Cheap Home Security Solutions

(Flickr, Jacob Enos)

(Flickr, Jacob Enos)

Granted, home security systems cost a lot less than they used to. From wireless equipment to gadgets that offer plug-and-play simplicity, there are literally dozens of inexpensive ways to secure a home. A lot of simple and even old-fashioned solutions are also very useful when it comes to protecting family and valuables. Today, we thought we’d offer a list of some of the most affordable home security techniques you can begin using right away.

1. Window Sticks

(Flickr, Mackenzie Kosut)

(Flickr, Mackenzie Kosut)

Do your windows slide open? We always advocate for window locks, but placing a stick in a window’s track to keep it from sliding when shut is also a good idea. For the strongest resistance, measure your windows and have your local hardware store cut sections of metal rebar specifically to fit each one.

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