8 Tips On Improving Your Home Security
Millions of Britons will be heading off on their holidays this summer and whilst away from Blighty they will be keen to know that their home is properly secure.
Just imagine arriving home only to find that your residence has been broken into and many of your dearest possessions have been taken – it brings a sick feeling to your stomach.
This risk can be vastly reduced when you make an effort to secure your home before taking to the skies.
We have come up with 8 ways that you can enhance home security
- Fit new windows and doors
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the windows and doors of a house are the obvious target points for any burglar. Modern windows and doors come fitted with sophisticated and durable locking mechanisms that are extremely difficult to break.
- Check, check and check again
It’s no good having secure windows and doors if you don’t lock them properly. Before going out or heading to bed, walk around the entire house and make absolutely certain that all the locks are in the closed position.
- Install an alarm system
You can install various types of home alarm system:
- Video monitor
- Motion detector
We recommend that you change the alarm code regularly, just make sure that you don’t forget it!
- Join Neighbourhood Watch
Statistics show that those who are part of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme are less likely to have their home burgled. Visit the Neighbourhood Watch website and input your postcode to find your nearest scheme.
- Ask a friend
See if someone you trust can pop to your home at the start and end of each day to draw/open the curtains and remove any post from the letterbox. This will make it less obvious that the house is empty.
- Security light
An automatic deterrent will be a security light that comes on whenever it senses someone approaching your home.
Closed circuit television will keep an eye on your home 24 hours a day. Your choice of CCTV may depend on whether you want to film in high resolution, black and white or colour. Please don’t be tempted to buy a dummy CCTV system as they seldom fool canny thieves.
- Stop leaving a key out
How many of us have left a key under the front doormat or a nearby plant pot so that a friend or relative can get in our house? You need to stop doing it as a burglar will look in such places when attempting to gain entry.
Make the installation of new windows and doors the main priority if securing your home is highest on your agenda ahead of your holidays.
Eden Windows has a comprehensive range of secure windows and doors that you can see at our Kent showroom.