01/03/2022 0 Comments
Tips on Improving Your Home Security to Prevent Break-Ins
While it’s almost impossible to completely safeguard your home against burglaries, as a homeowner there are a number of measures you can take to make your home as secure as possible and as unattractive as possible for potential burglars to target. Here at Advance Locksmith, our team has decades of experience helping customers to amp up their home security systems to ensure your home has the best chance possible of remaining safe in the event of an attempted break-in. From the installation of home alarm systems to ensuring your locking systems are safe and effective, here are some of our top tips on how to improve your home security to prevent break-ins.
Avoid Keeping Valuables Visible
While keeping high-value items hidden seems like common sense when it comes to home security, many people forget to be vigilant when it comes to this. Concealing valuable items is one of the most effective ways of ensuring that you’re not made a target and allows you to control how your home appears to others- namely, potential burglars who may be monitoring your home. If you own a collection of high-value items, from jewellery and handbags to designer clothing, vehicles, and technology equipment, ensuring you keep these concealed where possible is a must to minimise the threat of theft and break-in. If your home appears to be modest and unappealing in terms of value, burglars are less likely to attempt a break-in.
Invest in Motion-Sense & Outdoor Lighting
Investing in smart lighting inside and outside your home is one of the cheapest, quickest, and easiest ways of boosting your home security system. While motion-sense lighting doesn’t necessarily stop someone from breaking into your home, it will deter them from entering in the first place due to the brightness and visibility that this lighting offers. Motion-sense lighting can be installed inside and outside and many versions can be purchased on a budget for a cost-effective and accessible product. Interestingly, there have been reports of motion-sense lighting stopping a number of burglaries-in-progress due to the intensity of visibility they show, which is a huge benefit.
Install Window Locks
Even more effective than installing motion-sense lighting is installing window locks on windows throughout your property. While most modern windows will come with the ability to lock, some don’t, which is why it’s so important to be proactive and get these installed yourself. Window locks can be installed by any locksmith, including emergency locksmiths, with bespoke options available to suit your unique window’s requirements. Whether you’re looking for a standard window lock or just need a simple latch lock placed on an existing locked window, taking action to ensure windows are secure is a must for your home security system.
Hire a Third-Party Security Inspection
If you’re looking for an in-depth solution to improve your home security system, hiring a locksmith to conduct a full security inspection of your home can be invaluable. As trained security professionals, locksmiths can conduct a full inspection of your home before drawing up recommendations on the functional and failing parts of your security system. As a third-party and unbiased service, this is the best way to get an in-depth, reliable, and professional insight into the additions that can be made to your security system to ensure the safety of your home.