With Home Security month coming to an end here are a few more tips on how to secure your home.
With the latest stats showing that there has been a 38% increase in home theft claims as thieves are taking advantage of the darker nights so if this isn't a reason to secure your home I don't know what is!
Nowadays, CCTV is a relatively low-cost security option. Modern IP cameras can transmit information over an internet connection, which means that you can watch your house remotely through an app on your smartphone, tablet or laptop – or even on your smart TV. With motion detection, zoom capability and built-in memory cards, these cameras provide peace-of-mind as well as acting as a visual deterrent to potential intruders.
2. Burglar alarm
An exterior wall-mounted burglar alarm box can also be another effective visual deterrent as well as providing a very audible warning should an intruder attempt to break in. Modern alarms can be wired into an integrated system to send a notification to a users smartphone if triggered for extra satisfaction.
3. Security lighting
External motion-activated lighting ensures that you can check what’s happening in your garden or outside the front door at night. It may also deter an intruder if he thinks he might be seen. Within the house, you can set timer switches connected to your lights when you go out and these will give the impression that your home is occupied, and that people are moving from room to room.
4. Anti-tamper locks
Burglars have devised many ways of tampering with locks – snapping and drilling are two of the most common – so it’s imperative that you safeguard your home with high quality locks. Choose those that conform to British Standards (BS3621), and look for manufacturers who have developed anti-snap, anti-drill, anti-pick and anti-bump locks.
Call your local Locksmith in Essex, A.RLocksmiths, and ask them to come round and do a home security check to see if there's anything more you can do to secure your property.
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