Home security should be a priority all year long.
However, spring is a particularly good time to start thinking about new projects meant to increase safety and give you additional peace of mind. In this article, you will find a few useful tips and ideas to inspire your efforts, so keep on reading.
Reinforce Windows and Doors
The exterior of the home tends to be somehow neglected during the colder season. When the snow melts and the weather starts to clear off, it’s essential to do a quick check-up of your exterior doors and windows and see if there is any damage, such as broken glass or wood decay.
Your doors and windows represent the first line of defence against a potential burglary, so any type of damages should be fixed. Don’t forget to check if the locks are in tip-top condition, as well. Our recommendation is to resort to a professional for this.
Also, you can further bolster the main access points in your home by having the following installed:
- Depending on your property and design choice, consider adding security grills or window bars. Security grills are an excellent solution to protect the glass in your doors, making it far more difficult for an intruder to break it. On the other hand, window bars are highly visual security measures which convey an impression of strong security meant to discourage burglars from targeting a property.
- Deadbolts and bars – which can be used to increase the security of your household doors, gates, as well as shed and patio doors.
- Window locks and handles.
Our trained locksmiths can help with the installation process, so all you have to worry about this spring is enjoying the rising temperatures and spending quality time with your loved ones.
Improve Home Security with Strategic Landscaping
When we think about spring, we think about nature coming alive, flowers blooming and everything turning green again. However, what many homeowners don’t think about is what potential nature has as an additional layer of security.
Here are a few tips to maximise your landscaping’s security capacity:
- Plant thorny plants, such as a rose bush, in front of your home’s windows. It will make it more challenging for potential burglars to gain entry via this access point.
- Use rigid plants for the front of your house to discourage any burglars from creeping into the perimeter of your property. Plants which are covered in prickles and spikes – such as firethorns – are great for this purpose.
- Take advantage of the longer hours of sunlight and do a spring cleaning of your garden. See if there are any overgrown plants or tall hedges which make it hard to see out the windows. Also, consider trimming the trees which have branches burglars may climb to gain access to your home through the roof.
Do a Spring Home Security Sweep
As you start preparing your house for the changing weather, make sure not to leave out those apparently trifling details which have to do with your home security. For instance:
- If you have a security camera already installed, double check to see if the view isn’t blocked and that the sensors won’t be randomly triggered.
- Check the batteries in all of your devices to assure they work.
- Make sure all home security-related electronics are plugged in properly.
- Replace any cords which look damaged.
We hope you found these tips to be useful and that you will consider applying some of them this spring to better protect your family and your belongings.