Our Top Tips to Help Make Your home More Secure
Now is a great time to make changes and improvements to your home or property. This is because in a few month’s time the dark nights will once again start to set in. Burglaries will be on the rise around October. During that time of the year we spend more time away from our homes, Christmas shopping, working till late, or visiting family and friends.
Your home is your castle and protecting your property is very important for most homeowners. Here are some following hints and tips in making your home more secure.
Leave Your Lights On
House lighting is one of the most powerful tools that can help avoid intruders. If you are away over the festive period, you can use a timer. Putting a timer on for the main room and bedrooms can make it look like someone is at home at all times.
Outside of your home installed sensor or detector lighting. These will be set off if anyone walks underneath the sensor. This will prevent people from moving around your garden or home.
Carry Out Inspection of Windows and Doors
Burglars will try to find just about any point in which they can gain access to your house. Old and outdated locks can be an easy target for a burglar. Furthermore, Old locks can be easy to pick. Consider upgrading or replacing your locks. A burglar can climb throw tight spaces no bigger than there head. To avoid this from happening. Lock your windows make sure they are fully secure. Install restrictors to your windows to help prevent access.
Check to make sure your doors are securely locked at all times. Do these checks before bed or before leaving your home. Even when you don’t think about it. It’s always best to double check and get in a routine of doing so. Protect your home further by having a door installed with a multi locking system and toughened glass.
It is important to make it as hard as possible for an intruder to try to enter your home. If burglars are struggling to gain access to your home they may try other ways at getting to car keys. Do not leave car keys or other items near windows, especially doors as they can be taken via the letterbox. One way to protect your keys from becoming fished from your letterbox. Is to install a letterbox cage, these will help to prevent the intruder/burglar from fishing the keys. Do not place or hide keys under a flower pot, on top of your car wheel or under the doormat. These are very easy locations for a burglar and it’s like giving them free access to your home.
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