There is not much more important than home security when it comes to the safety of you, your family and friends. For this reason, it is always worth taking a closer look at some home security tips. We will be looking at 5 helpful pointers. Home security is always a very important issue, but as we approach the Christmas season there will likely be an increase in thefts as burglars work overtime to try and see what they can get away with.
1. Hide Valuables
You need to ensure that all your valuables are away from sight, ie. Do not keep them on clear display for those looking through any of your windows otherwise you run the risk of attracting what is known as an opportunistic thief – someone who sees it and goes for it! Look for safe storage options for your valuable goods.
2. Secure your windows
Speaking of the windows, it is important to make sure every one of your windows is secure. Do remember to keep windows locked whenever everyone has left the house. Also, make sure that the condition of each window is good. You do not want any openings due to smashed glass, and rusty locks or ruined frames can make it easier for intruders, so keep on top of this and check your windows often. It is worth noting that if you can prove to your insurer that the windows are secure, you could find yourself with a better insurance quote.
3. Don’t make it clear that you’re not home
If you are not going to be home, for example, you are on holiday, do not make it clear that you are away. Many thieves target homes when their occupants are away on holiday and that is one of the reasons why some people do not post on social media when they will be setting off, in case a wrong intentioned person is paying attention. Another tip is to cancel anything that could pile up at your door due to no one being home, for example, newspapers or catalogue deliveries.
4. Install an alarm system
Many people take the route of installing an alarm system into their homes. It is a good idea to make sure at regular intervals that the alarm system is active and working. You can set your alarm as soon as you leave your house and you may wish to do it at night before you go to bed. Do plenty of research to find the best burglar alarm system that you can purchase for your house on your budget.
5. Keep your locks updated
Unfortunately, many thieves know how to beat certain locks. Therefore, it is recommended that you have the best modern locks professionally fitted that you can afford. Also to note, certain approved lock types can also reduce your insurance premiums. You should consider consulting a qualified locksmith if you would like further guidance on the matter.
If you want to make sure your property is kept safe and secure this Christmas, Bee Tee Alarms is on hand to supply security alarms, CCTV, service/maintenance and more. Call us today on 0808 168 1233, or visit our contact page for more details.