pexels-photo-112657-large Everybody wants to feel safe and secure in their homes. And nobody wants to be up all night worrying about every little noise or disturbance. With burglaries being a very real threat these days, we need to make sure our houses and flats are protected. But security can be expensive. If you’re not lucky enough to live in a complex with a video wall controller, here are some affordable ways to secure your digs.   1. Routine security checks The first thing you need to do is be aware of security. Incorporate security checks into your daily routine. Before you leave the house or go to sleep at night, take a walk around your digs. Make sure every door is locked and every window is closed. If you have an alarm system, ensure that you’ve set it (or put it on a timer). Once you start doing this regularly, it will become second nature.   2. Burglar bars and extra locks You may not want to spend any money, but burglar bars and extra locks are worth the dent in your budget. Sometimes people accidentally leave windows open when they leave the house. And even if you make sure you always close them, they can still be broken by brave intruders. Adding extra locks to the front and back doors is also a good idea. Many locks can be manipulated open by skilled thieves but if you have two locks, they’re more likely not to attempt it. For one thing, it takes more time and they run the risk of being seen.   3. Limit the view into your digs Windows allow possible burglars to see into your home. This way they can tell where your valuables are and whether your home is worth breaking into. They can also watch you and follow your routine so they know when you leave the house and for how long. That’s why it’s important to close your blinds or curtains when you leave the house and at night. Living on your own can be frightening, especially if you’ve just moved out of res or your parents’ house. You start to worry about security more than ever before. Noises wake you up and coming home late at night can be scary. That’s why it’s important to make sure your home is as secure as possible. Image: Pexels