Home security improvements are the best way to protect your property from burglars, by creating deterrents to make burglars think twice before attempting to enter your property. No one wants to go through the stress of a break in so we have done our research and put together 5 top tips to improve your home security and reduce the likelihood of your property becoming the target of a break in.
Home Security Improvements Top Tips
Lock Up – As burglars tend to be opportunists it is important to ensure all your windows and doors are locked when you leave your property, even if its just for a short while, and at night when you are sleeping. This will reduce the risk of burglars taking advantage of an unlocked door or window to gain entry to your property. In 73% of burglaries, the burglars use doors to enter a property, 3% of which open.
Safely Store Keys – Make sure house and car keys are stored out of sight to prevent burgulars using a device through your letterbox to take keys in plain sight. It is also a bad idea to leave a spare key hidden outside your property as most burgulars know where to look to find a key and gain easy access to your property.
Have An Alarm Installed – There is a huge variety of burglar alarms to chose from to suit all budgets, from motion censored systems to ones that send CCTV images to a mobile or computer. If you look for an alarm that is insurer approved this will not only provide a deterrent to burglars and improve your home security but you can also get a discount on your home insurance.
Use Lights – When you are away from your property it is a good idea to put your lights on a timer system so even when your property is empty your lights will come on and give the impression that someone is home.
Illuminate Your Home – Installing an outdoor security light is a very effective way of improving your home security. They work by using motion sensors to sense when someone approaches the property and automatically trigger the light to come on. This lights up your property leaving no dark areas for burglars to hide whilst attempting to gain entry to your property.