Around 59% of burglaries in the UK occur when homeowners are still in the property. With these figures it’s clear that home security is something which needs to be taken seriously.
Here are four things you can do to enhance the overall security aspect of your home:
1. Don’t Draw Attention to Your Possessions
You might be letting burglars know you’ve got valuable possessions inside your home – and not even know it!
How does that work? Well, think of this – do you keep your computer or TV near the front window?
That’s not the best choice, as it can easily catch the attention of thieves. Did you know computers and electrical items such as digital cameras account for over 60% of items stolen during home burglaries?
Obviously, you should not draw too much attention to such possessions. It’s simply safer that way. Just move them to an area that’s not easy to see from the outside.
2. Reinforce Your Side Windows
Sometimes, burglars don’t care about being sneaky at all. In such situations, they’ll just look for the nearest side window and try to smash it to gain entry.
That’s why it’s a good idea to make sure windows – especially side windows hidden from public view – are protected by security grilles or bars.
You don’t even have to worry about ruining the aesthetic beauty of your home. That’s because there are numerous decorative grilles and bars available on the market.
3. Use Security System Signage
Out of all the security tips we’ve discussed, this one is definitely more unconventional. Why? It’s because even homeowners who don’t have security measures in place can use them.
Of course, we wouldn’t advise relying solely on them, but it’s a start until you find the security system you’ve been looking for.
Letting burglars know your home is protected can potentially help keep your valuables and loved ones safe.
This method is rather simple, and it won’t cost much or take up a lot of your time.
You can use various types of security signage:
- Yard signs
Just place them around the property and you’re done.
But like we said, they aren’t a foolproof method. They might deter a burglar or two, but they can only do so much.
So, why not take things further and invest in some smart security appliances to go along with the signage?
4. Opt for Smart Security – A Time-Tested and Reliable Option
All of the security tips we’ve offered so far can help you enhance the security of your home. However, it’s best not to rely solely on them for protection.
You need to go the extra mile to keep your home, family and valuables safe. In other words, you need top-of-the-line smart security systems.
Take smart locks, for instance. They can properly secure your doors – as in 72% of cases, burglars enter through the front door.
Smart locks can be operated with:
- A remote fob
- A PIN code
- A smartphone
This makes smart locks not only more reliable compared to traditional locks (as there is no key which may get stuck in the lock), but also more convenient.
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