• Tanya Louise

Home: Keeping Your Home Secure

Let’s face it, terrible things can happen when we least expect them to and it can be quite devastating.

Opportunists are always looking for their next chance to break in to homes, and as burglary can be one of the biggest and most common crimes, it can certainly tip your whole world upside down should it happen to you. However, there are things you can do to better protect yourself and your home from thieves. Take a read of my advice.

A doorbell that allows you to see who is ringing the bell

Technology is advancing at an alarming rate, so you might not be surprised to find out that there are now alarm systems that have built in cameras. They allow you to see who is ringing your bells from your a smartphone app. This can better protect your home as you can also speak to them to advise them that you are busy. For example, if you are not at home and someone doesn’t look genuine, you can explain that you are busy in the house and to call back another time.

Camera systems for your home

You can really up your game with your security to your home by adding security cameras to the exterior of your property. This not only protects you as it is recording footage, but it can also act as a deterrent as people can see them clearly on your home. Home security cameras are becoming much more affordable and it could certainly be worth the investment. You may also want to consider cameras for the interiors as an added security feature.

Getting a pet dog

If you like the idea of alternative security measures then a pet dog could be the one for you. They bark and alert people around that something is wrong or someone is there unannounced. It could be an ideal alternative to add some extra security to your home but remember they do need care and looking after.

Keep your windows and doors locked

One of the best things you can do when it comes to your home is to ensure that your windows and doors are locked when you're not home. If your home is in need of updating then new windows and doors can be a great investment. You could look online at different options such as Traditional Wooden Windows. New windows are more secure and they can also be energy efficient and safe as the double and even triple glazing is hard to smash through.

Make sure your house boundary is secure

Finally, you can also make sure that it is difficult to enter the boundary of your home. A decent fence that is high and secure as well as something like a gate and secure access at the side can help to better protect your home. This can stop people even attempting to get near your home.

I hope that this has made you more aware of how you can make your home secure.

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