We are spending more time in our homes than we have ever done before, and so it’s crucial that we feel safe and comfortable in our properties. Indeed, working from home can mean more expensive equipment being stored in home offices, which can attract burglars.
Home security is vital to protect your property. There are many steps you can take to ensure you are safe at home, and it doesn’t have to be hard work for you. To help, we’ve compiled a list of ways you can improve your home security.
Install Home Security
Get the experts to do the hard job of installing a smart home security system for you. They can custom make alarms that suit your needs, from installing cameras to preventing threats by automatically turning on lights.
You can take control of your home by using modern technology to access your cameras, light control, and smart locks through an app. Home security can vary, so it’s important to consider your budget and your family’s needs when picking a system.
Valuables Out of Sight
It can be easy to forget to hide your valuables before going to bed, but it’s quick and simple! Tuck jewellery away somewhere secure and shut your living room curtains so that burglars can’t peep at your new television.
Keep keys away from the door as they can reach through the letterbox to collect them, and try not to leave money lying around. It’s important to make your house look undesirable to burglars, as leaving possessions insight can make your house an easy target.
Limit Access to Property
Make your property hard to access by ensuring that gates are locked such as back garden gates. Burglars normally try to access the house through the back, so they’re not seen breaking in.
Also, put up hard barriers to get through such as, shrubs, rose thorns, and high hedges, this makes it harder for thieves to access your house without ruining its aesthetic. Hedges are attractive and will help deter thieves.
It’s common to leave the radio and lights on. We also recommend keeping the curtains open, but the blinds shut. The benefit of blinds is that they give the allusion that you’re in whilst concealing your valuables.
There are new devices you can use such as lights that mimic televisions. If you put them on before you leave for the shops, then it’ll look like someone’s home watching the television, which is more energy-efficient than leaving the television on.
Keep Lights On
A good way to prevent burglaries is to have outdoor lighting. Thieves look for the dark, hidden corner so that they are not spotted breaking in. Don’t give them this opportunity, so light up your front garden.
Invest in motion-activated lights outdoors and on your porch, so there’s nowhere they can hide. This will deter thieves before they get close to your house. So, you can then feel safe relaxing in your own home.