The secret to keeping your property safe and secure is here.
In today’s world, it is important to keep your property secure. Long gone are the days when you can leave your doors unlocked. You and your family cannot be too safe.
It is crucial to keep your home secure at all times. We have gathered a list of tips to help you do just that. Read the list below:
Get your home insured
Insurance is one of the most important – if not the most important step in securing your home. Check your insurance policy and see the level of security required on your home.
Lock it up
This is probably the most obvious one of all – lock your doors and windows. It may be the most obvious step, but so many people forget to do so. Even when you’re just out at your garden or patio, make sure to lock your windows and backdoors. When you’re leaving to work, etc, double lock your doors.
Install security systems
CCTV’s, burglar alarm systems may be a bit expensive, but it is a great investment.
Keep your home “occupied” at all times
While this tip is visibly almost impossible, keeping your home “occupied” at all times turn the burglars away. You can achieve this by giving off the illusion that your home is occupied. Keep radios or lights on a timer to make it seem that somebody is in there.
Here are some more tips from the UK police:
Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
Ensure rear fencing is in good repair
Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with Immobilise(opens in a new window)
Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme(opens in a new window)
Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault
Got any more tips? Let us know in the comment section below!