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5 Tips To Burglar Proof Your Door

Blog | 24 October 2016

The door is usually the first point of entry for burglars; therefore, you should make it as difficult as possible for them to break in. The door is your first line of defense, so give it as much chance as possible by “arming” it with everything possible. This includes things that are part of the door itself, as well as things external to the door. Here are some suggestions to help you to make your door burglarproof: Inspect Your Door Inspect your door to see if it is in good shape. You might find that your door is old or in need of repairs. If the material is not strong enough then you might have to consider replacing it with a better quality door -- preferably one made of fibreglass, metal or solid wood. Reinforced steel doors are a good option, but be prepared for high maintenance. Avoid Windows In Your Doors Windows are good for aesthetics but bad for security -- burglars can break through them to get to the lock. If you must have windows then make sure...

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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: 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....

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The Best Places To Put Security Cameras In Your Home

Blog | 19 September 2016

Security cameras are no longer the domain of large companies and organizations; it’s quite common for people to have security cameras in their homes. With the advent of the internet and smaller cameras, homeowners have greater control over security in their homes and have better choices. But having security cameras inside your home doesn’t guarantee protection if they are not strategically placed. To get the most out of your cameras, here are some of the key places you should place your security cameras. Front and Back Doors You might think burglars would avoid these entry points (since they are so obvious), but statistics show that an estimated 22 to 34 per cent of burglars enter through the front and back doors of homes. Therefore, your camera should be strategically...

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3 Best Ways To Monitor Your Home’s Security

Blog | 25 July 2016

When you consider that your home will likely be the single largest investment you ever make, you can see how important it is to protect that investment. This is all the more the case since the cost for monitoring is minimal compared to what it cost to buy your residence. Furthermore, some insurance companies will give you a break on a home insurance policy if you have a home security system installed, so monitoring your home can provide plenty of bang for your buck. One sure way to protect your home is to install a home security system, which will keep you, your family and your stuff safe from criminals or other possible threats. With technological advancements in the home security space, you can monitor your system in ways that would not have been possible in yesteryear....

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4 Home Security Tips For The Summer

Blog | 18 July 2016

Whether your summertime ritual calls for short excursions nearby, weekend-long road trips or extended vacations to foreign lands, you need to ensure that your home is protected in the event that someone tries to break in. The truth of the matter is that thieves like to take advantage of the warm weather since they know that summer is a time when many families take vacations, and they’ll be on the prowl for homes that look like easy targets. So your job this summer, and indeed year round, is to make your house an unattractive target for criminals. If you’re looking for some inspiration, you need to read about these four home security tips for the summer. The fourth tip will show you that some possible dangers have nothing to do with thieves at all. Lock it Up: You want...

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