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4 Tips To Secure Your Home Against Burglars

Blog | 3 October 2016

Your home is your most valuable asset, and the last thing you need is someone breaking in and stealing the things you’ve worked hard for. You don’t have to turn your home into a mini Fort Knox, but you can install a few basic things and take some precautions to make your home safer. Not only does it make your home a harder target for burglars, you’ll get discounts on your home insurance. Here are a few things you can start doing:

Secure Your Home

Install an Alarm System

This is one of the most basic (tech-savvy) means of securing your home. Burglars don’t like to attract unwanted attention, so the last thing they need is noise. An alarm system will not only make noise if there is an in intrusion, it will notify the police. There are various alarm systems that come with various features. Pick the one that best suits the needs of your home (as well as your budget).

Improve Lighting

Apart from noise, lighting presents another challenge to a burglar’s stealth tactics. If there is sufficient lighting in your garage and backyard, burglars won’t find your home an easy target. There are lights that automatically switch on once something is moving within its radius. You can also leave certain lights on in your home at night.

Secure Your Doors and Windows

Doors and windows are typical points of entry for burglars. The best way to secure doors is by installing a deadbolt. Using a key, they are locked and unlocked from the outside and locked again using a thumb turn on the inside. Doors themselves should be made of solid material (hard wood or metal) that cannot be easily broken down. Your window should be double hung so that it can be locked from the inside.

Practice Safe Habits

You should practice safety as part of your everyday routine. Don’t attract unwanted attention by displaying what you have, and be aware of your surroundings. Get to know your neighbours and be aware of strangers that frequent the area. Avoid hiding spare keys in “secret” spots. Chances are burglars will find it. If you live with others, encourage them to be safe as well. Your home won’t be any safer if you’re the only household member practising safety.

You should consider making your home more secure if you know you lack these things. If you are looking at options for security, then get in touch with us for a free consultation. Our specialists can help you find the perfect solution for your home at a price you can afford.

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