Over spring and summer, you may be expecting guests such as friends and family. However, you certainly won’t want any uninvited guests/ intruders stopping by. To keep your home safe at all times, keep reading for top security tips from CCTV installers in Durham.
Deter them with Lights, Camera, Action!
So, you have just got serious about keeping your home safe. The first thing to remember is prevention is key. According to the Eco Experts homes without a basic security system make up 63% of UK homes that get burgled each year. Additionally, 71% of burglars are put off by an alarm system displayed outside of a home with a visual siren.
Having a security system that is visible to passers by is therefore a great way to deter potential intruders and burglars.
Your system may include outdoor lights that are activated by motion sensors, CCTV cameras and a standard domestic burglar alarm. As long as you take action, that’s what matters!
Choose A Quality System and Installer
Knowing that you need a security system is the first step towards a safe home for you and your loved ones. However, you must not settle for any old security system. Although you could try your hand at buying security products online and installing your own system, the chances are the quality of the products and the installation will be less than optimal.
To get a security system that will last for a long time and do its job properly, we suggest enlisting the help of a professional fire and security firm. Such companies may be able to also help with maintenance so you know that your security system will be working well and no intruders will want to set foot on your property!
A good security system is key to keeping burglars and intruders at bay. However, common sense also plays a major role in keeping your home safe. Take extra care to make sure you lock doors and windows when leaving the house. Also ensure that you keep precious belongings, whether it’s a bike or jewellery, locked away in safe places.
Other Anti-Burglar Home Improvements and Tactics
In addition to implementing a shiny new security system, or at least improving the system you already have, there are plenty of other ways to upgrade your home to protect it from intruders.
Consider investing in high quality locks, for doors, windows gates and sheds. Being careful about the visibility of your home is also important to consider. You might think that keeping your home hidden by tall fences and bushes will keep your home out of sight and out of mind. However, if the view of your home is obscured from all angles then it prevents people from seeing an intruder attempting to break entry from street level. Instead you can try using a thorny or spiky bush around the perimeter of your property that stands just over a meter high. To keep prying eyes and potential intruders away from your property, close blinds and curtains when you’re out of the house.
Other crime prevention tactics may include joining a local Neighbourhood Watch scheme or asking a trusted friend or relative to house sit/ check your property if you are away for a significant amount of time.