You can do several things to improve your home security even if you already have an advanced system in place. Best of all, these simple steps won't break your budget.

Start by pre-recording a message on your audio speakers that warns intruders to leave your property when your security sensor detects motion. Here are six additional easy home security tips:

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System

When you integrate your HVAC with your home security system, the unit can automatically shut down to prevent the spread of smoke through your home.


An intercom allows you to see who is at the door before opening it. With a remote intercom you don't have to be home to see visitors and potential intruders on your doorstep.


Linking your lights to a home security system enables them to flash when detecting an intruder as well as light a path for emergency responders.

Motorized Shading

Window blinds that go up and down as programmed make it appear as though someone is home at all times. You can also opt for remote commands.

Surveillance Camera

This is one of the most valuable additions you can make to your home security system. A surveillance camera enables you to have live shots of the inside and outside of your home sent to your smartphone or any other device that you choose.


A video camera can receive images from a surveillance camera and transmit them to your television screen. You can blow up the images as well as pan and freeze them for the best view.

Besides cost considerations, the biggest benefit of the above suggestions is that you don't have to add more sensors, sirens, or alarms to an existing home security system.