Top 4 Tips For Securing Your Home
Between Feb 2017 – Jan 2018 there were more than 200 instances of burglary in Derbyshire alone. These alarming figures are making our nation much more security-focused. If you keep in mind that 70% of burglars enter properties through a door, you may want to take note of these top 4 tips for securing your home.
Do Your Locks Need Repairing/Upgrading?
It may sound obvious but this tip is often overlooked. If you have particularly old locks they may be damaged as a result of deterioration over time. You can easily get your door locks repaired but in some cases, it may be easier to get your locks replaced. UPVC locks are ideal for security as a result of their multi-locking mechanisms.
Does Your Security Alarm Need Serviced?
Ideally, you should get your burglar alarm serviced on an annual basis, twice a year if it incorporates a police approved monitoring system. The average battery life of a security alarm is approximately 2 years, so it is important to keep this in mind. You should also review your home insurance policy as your insurance policy may be void if your alarm isn’t serviced on an annual or 2-yearly basis.
Have You Considered An Outdoor Lighting System?
Although the vast majority of burglaries occur during the day, when you are most likely to be at work, you can’t rule out the likelihood of it happening at night. A motion-sensor lighting system is a huge deterrent for burglars, as a vibrant light being triggered in the middle of the night is likely to attract a lot of attention.
Install Security Cameras
It’s understandable that security cameras will naturally make your property much more secure. Allowing you to monitor anyone who approaches your property, although you should be sure to meet the UK security camera guidelines before proceeding to install them.
There are a vast array of security options to make our property more secure. If you would like to find out more about how Access Locks can assist you with your home security, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01332 842 852 or fill out a contact form.