Home security is something that you should always consider improving, you can do it in small stages over time or all at once, it really depends on your security needs and your budget. There are plenty of things you can do to improve your home security, some of which you may have never even considered before! Below you will find some of the best home security improvements and upgrades that you can make to improve the overall security of your home.
Home Security Cameras: Home security cameras are a very effective security measure. They can catch the burglar in the act, provide evidence to the police and even pinpoint the point of entry so improved measures can be put in place to prevent future break-ins. Another pro is that you will be able to view live footage of both the inside and outside of your property 24 hours a day.
Burglar Deterrents: Real alarms or even dummy alarms are effective at deterring burglars, particularly if signs are clearly displayed saying that they are in use. CCTV signs, neighbourhood watch stickers are all also good burglar deterrents. The use of lights both indoors and outdoors deter burglars as they take away the cover of darkness and when used on a timer indoors they create the impression that someone is home. Using blinds on your windows help with privacy and can make it difficult for a burglar to clearly see into your home and assess the layout and where valuables may be kept. High security locks also work well as a good deterrent as burglars much prefer to target properties that allow them to get in and out quickly and easily.
Monitored Alarm System: Monitored alarms are the best kind of alarm you can get for your property. Once triggered they will notify the police straight away that there is a break -in and the police will attend your property even if you are not present or can get there! These alarms have sensors built in so that once they are triggered the alarm will immediately sound and a monitoring centre will confirm a break-in and immediately dispatch the police on your behalf.
Door Chains: This is a simple but effective security measure, which provides an extra level of security for your home, it stops the door from being opened past a certain point so they are particularly useful for the elderly and vulnerable as it will allow them to answer the door but stop an intruder from being able to force their way in.
Security Bars: Security bars go a long way to improving your home security, they are designed to withstand considerable force, so they help prevent doors being kicked down. These are also very effective on garage and shed doors.
If you would like more information on how you can improve your home security or would like to implement any of the security measures mentioned above, then contact Elvidge Gribble Locksmiths today – 01566 773 825