With all the fame and fortune that comes with being a celebrity, many people are desperate to get close, whether it’s to snap a picture or take advantage of their wealth and status. Knowing this, most celebrities take their security very seriously, especially at their homes. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to take measures that will keep you, your family, and belongings safe and secure at home.

To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for securing your home like a celebrity. 

Create A Physical Barrier

One of the best ways to ensure that no one is making it onto your property that you don’t already want to be there is to create a physical barrier that is next to impossible for people to get through or even see around. To get this, Erika Riggs, a contributor to Zillow and U.S. News and World Report, shares that many celebrities line the edges of their properties with walls, fences, hedges, trees, gates, shrubs, and other elements that are meant to keep people out. This is something that most people can do as well.

In addition to making it hard for people to enter onto your property, having a physical barrier can also help with privacy as well, which is something that both celebrities and non-celebrities want in their lives, especially if you have neighbors that live close by. 

Embrace Decoys

While you may not want to think about someone breaking into your home, this is something that far too many celebrities have experienced. And because this is always a possibility, it’s important to come up with smart ways to protect the items inside the home. 

Corynne Cirilli, a contributor to Architectural Digest, shares that many celebrities can and should have a safe for their most valuable items. But in addition to this, having a decoy safe could be an even more secure way to keep important, special, or valuable items from falling into the wrong hands. Fill your decoy safe with costume jewelry while keeping your real jewels and extra cash in a more secure and hidden safe. 

Be Careful With Who Gets Access To Your Home

Although many people and celebrities are afraid of strangers breaking into their homes and gaining access to them, their families, and their belongings, Elli Bishop, a contributor to ImproveNet.com, shares that most issues for celebrities happen because they let the wrong people into their homes by trusting people that they shouldn’t.

To avoid this, many celebrities research and run background checks before allowing new people to become fixtures in their homes. And while you may not want to or be able to do this, you still should be careful about who you let into your home and what kind of access you give them. 

If you want to feel safe and secure in your home like celebrities do, consider using the tips mentioned above to protect yourself in the same way that they can.