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8 Ways To Protect Your Home
The UK is a beautiful, welcoming place. However, a home burglary happens in the UK every 106 seconds.
Nobody wants to find themselves in that position, so let us help educate you on 8 secure ways you can protect your home.
1. Secure access points
Studies show that 34% of burglars enter home via the front door and 23% through a window. So, burglars always look for easy entry. One of the easiest ways to protect your home is to change the locks when you first move in. That way, you can be sure there is no one else with a key to your house.
Break-ins most commonly happen during the day as burglars know people are at work. So, when you leave for the day make sure you double check that your windows and doors are locked.
You can also take the below extra steps to make your home more protected:
• Use window security film
• Install glass break sensors
• Add window bars.
2. Light up outside of your home
Intruders hate being seen. So the best way way to keep unwanted guests out of your home is by ensuring you have a well-lit garden and outside area. The best way to do this is by using sensor lights or by putting outdoor lights on a timer.
3. Install an alarm
There are many different types of intruder alarms you can get for your home. You should get in touch with a trusted security company, they will come to your home and carry out a risk assessment in order to provide the most suitable alarm for you. There is a large range of alarms and apps which will allow you to view your security system from wherever you wish.
4. Get CCTV
CCTV is becoming more and more favorable in domestic use. There is a huge range of companies that will be able to assist you with your choice of the right CCTV for your home. Many studies show that having a security camera monitoring your home reduces your chances of being burgled.
5. Find the correct security company
The best way to find the correct security company for you is by first of all choosing an SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board) approved security company. Majority of these companies have a lot of experience and expertise and will be able to satisfy all your needs, regardless of what system you choose if you choose an SSIAB approved security company you can be sure it will keep your home protected and the security system will be installed correctly. It is best to get a security company that is able to come and provide maintenance and repair on your system if necessary.
6. Buy a safe
If you have valuable belongings such as jewellery or important documents in your home, you need a safe. You should ensure it is fire-resistant, waterproof and heavy enough so thieves can’t take it with them.
7. Get a fog machine
The SmokeCloak can be used in cooperation with any security alarms or on its own. It’s a great way to deter burglars from rooms with expensive equipment in such as hobby equipment. When an unwanted visitor is detected, the room is filled with thick fog which makes it extremely difficult for them to continue with their actions.
8. Be friendly with your neighbours
Having relationships and keeping up communications with your neighbours not only provide a happy atmosphere in the neighbourhood but you can rely on them to keep an eye out for your home if you are away and let you know if anything out of the ordinary is happening with your home.