Home Security Tips
Living with peace of mind and security is something that all homeowners should be able to enjoy. There are countless measures that can be put in place to ensure that your home is as secure as possible, from alarms to gates and cameras. This article will look at the most effective ways you can keep your home safe without breaking the bank.
When installing security measures and features for your home, it is important that you check your equipment regularly. Burglar alarms should be maintained, as faulty alarms can go off regularly, which can lead to neighbours ignoring them as they are used to it sounding in error. Once the alarm has been repaired, make sure to notify your neighbours so that they know not to treat any alarm sounds as faults in the future.
It is also important to check doors, windows, locks, fences and gates for any signs of damage or fault and ensure that any problems are rectified as soon as possible to keep your home secure.
As well as being used to enhance the look of your home, lighting can also serve as an added security measure. Sensor lighting is very useful for deterring burglars, as they will find themselves illuminated as soon as they pass through the sensor field. This is particularly helpful for large properties where there might be different access points that are difficult to monitor.
Having security cameras installed in your home serves a purpose as a deterrent and also allows you to check on your premises at all times, for extra peace of mind. The latest CCTV systems come with smartphone and tablet compatibility, so even if you are away from home, you can still check on your property easily. Should your home suffer a break-in, CCTV should enable you to capture footage of the criminal, which may help to apprehend them.
Change the locks
Losing keys can happen at any time, even if you’re the most careful person in the world. If you do lose your keys it is important that you contact a locksmith and have your locks changed as quickly as possible. Although this may seem like a hassle or an unnecessary course of action, it is the safest way to guarantee the security of your home and to prevent someone finding your lost key and using it to enter your home. It is also a good idea to change the locks when you purchase a new house to ensure that nobody else has the keys to your property.
Eliminate bad habits
What may seem like a harmless action can actually prove to be a risk to the security of your home. Things like putting keys on tables near doors can leave your home vulnerable to intrusion. There have been many cases where burglars have used hooks through letterboxes to obtain keys and enter homes or steal cars without having to cause any damage. Leaving keys in locks is also dangerous. It can help to change alarm codes frequently, and only tell those who absolutely need to know the codes to ensure that no uninvited guests can get in.
Here at Strand Systems, we are experts in providing secure entry systems as well as additional security systems such as CCTV. If you would like to know more about what we do, please feel free to get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to help.