5 easy ways to boost your home security
With Police.uk stating that homes lacking any security measures are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures, it’s well worth considering what can be done to make your own property less attractive to prospective intruders.
Here are five quick tips that show that protecting your abode isn’t as tricky as you might think.
- Review the exterior of your property
Often, just a quick look over the outside of your home can reveal areas where burglars could get inside. Are any of your windows broken, for example, or could someone gain access to your property through an attached garage or conservatory?
- Invest in strong and secure doors
Most burglaries still involve the intruder getting into the property through the door, either by forcing the lock or kicking it in. Glass panels on doors can be especially vulnerable, so you may wish to replace it with stronger laminated glass, while a bar could also be fitted.
- Install security grilles or bars on your windows
Don’t worry about your home potentially looking like a prison if your fit grilles or bars to your windows. The truth is that many of them these days are quite aesthetically pleasing and decorative, having no detrimental effect on your home’s aesthetics, while still preventing criminals getting into your property by smashing through the window. Combine the grille or bar with reinforced glass for an even higher standard of protection.
- Make your home look like it’s occupied
This is an especially important tip for when you are set to go on holiday, although you might also want to think about how you can make your home appear to be occupied during the working day when so many criminals strike. You may use automatic timer-switches, for instance, to turn your lights or radios on as the sky gets darker, while it’s also a good idea to avoid talking about holiday plans on social media sites where what you say is visible to the wider public.
- Have burglar alarms installed
The right intruder alarms in your property can make a difference in more ways than one. The alarm simply going off may be enough to prompt the budding criminal to turn away and flee, but you can also have your alarm set up to alert your neighbours or friends, which is handy if you aren’t in the property at the time of the burglary.
As for the right company from which to source the perfect intruder alarms for your home… well, we don’t think you can do better than our own complete service here at AAS (Advanced Aerial Services)! Allow us to install and maintain your own home’s burglar alarm for the utmost peace of mind.
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