Scary as it is to think about, a burglary occurs every 106 seconds in the UK, and there were more than 267,000 cases reported last year. That said, it’s essential to consider how secure your home is, and to take measures to protect your family if improvements could be made. Here’s how…
Secure doors & windows
Your first port of call should be to secure the doors and windows in your home. Did you know that a third of burglaries are through the front door? It’s essential to make sure all the frames, hinges and other fixtures are firmly secure. And if you’ve moved into a new home, we’d recommend you change the locks so you can rest safe in the knowledge that you and your family are the only ones with a key.
Whether it be security lights or general spotlights around your door and garden, bright lights can be a great way to deter people from trying to enter your home. You can get lights that are motion sensitive these days, as well as solar lights to save energy. These can also be placed on a timer, so you don’t have to worry about remembering to switch them on.
Lights will put any burglars in the spotlight and as well as deterring most, there’s also more chance that they’ll be spotted by you or a neighbour.
Purchase a safe
As a back-up, if someone does manage to break into your home, then a quality safe can keep your most important and valuable possessions safely locked away. Safes are reasonably priced, and come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Most are fire and water-resistant, and are too heavy for a person to simply walk out with.
Don't forget the garage
The garage is a part of the home that all too often gets ignored when it comes to security measures. The thing is, it’s a gateway to your home, and it’s a common way for criminals to break in.
Ensure you take as much care with securing your garage as your front door – not only to protect things like your car, tools and machinery, but the rest of your home too.
Eliminate hiding spots
Leafy trees and tall shrubs and bushes may look lovely, but be mindful of how these could provide cover – or access – to your home. Take extra precautions securing windows if tall climbable trees are just outside, and trim down any plants that could act as hiding places in the dark.
Invest in a security system
All the above aside, a proper security system is just about the best thing you can do to secure your home. There’s something for all budgets and home types, and you can get some incredible levels of protection that will not only help prevent burglary, but that could identify any criminals who attempt it! Here are some options…
Door entry systems
Securing your home with the help of Rezigo
Rezigo’s vetted security specialists can help you decide what’s right for your home, and offer all of the above services and more. Click here to find out more, and here to get free quotes to compare.