Making improvements to your home security is something you can do all at once or implement over time. There are many things that you can do to improve your home security some of which may never have even crossed your mind. Below you will find some of the top home security improvements that you can implement at your home.
Home Security Cameras – Having home security cameras installed is an effective security measure, not only can they catch a burglar in the act but they can also provide the police with evidence and pin point the point of entry so measures can be put in place for future prevention and provide live footage of your property 24/7 both inside and out.
Burglar Deterrents – You can use dummy or real alarms, CCTV signs, neighbourhood watch stickers, all of which are good deterrents that make burglars think twice before attempting a break in. Other good deterrents are the use of lights indoor and out, you can even put them on timers for times when your property is empty. Having blinds on your windows can help with privacy and stopping burglars assessing the layout of your home and spotting valuables. Having high security locks installed also works as a good deterrent as they will not allow easy entry for a potential burglar.
Monitored alarm system – Monitored alarm systems are some of the best alarm systems you can get. They will notify the police if there has been a break-in and the police will attend your property even if you are not present. These alarms work by having sensors that link security cameras and alarms and once triggered the alarm is sounded instantly. A monitoring centre will confirm the break in and then dispatch the police for you.
Driveway Gates – Securing the outside of your property is just as vital as securing your property indoors. Having gates installed at the bottom of your driveway is a great security measure as it is another hurdle a burglar has to overcome before they can even attempt to gain entry to your property. There is a vast range of driveway gates available so you can be sure that you will find one to suit both your budget and security needs.
Door Chains – This is a very simple home security measure but is extremely effective, it allows you to open the door to answer a knock, but it will also stop any potential intruders being able to force their way in. These are particularly effective for the elderly and vulnerable people.
Security Bars/Grilles– Security grilles/bars definitely improve your home security; they are designed to withstand considerable force so they help prevent doors being kicked down. Unfortunately, a lot of burglars can bypass many types of standard lock quite easily but security bars or a jammer would give them a hard time. These can also be used on garage and shed doors.