Home Security: Tips To Keep Your Home Secure

Now that many people are starting to go back to the office after an extended period of working from home (due to the pandemic), our properties are now empty more often than they have been in a while. 

Now is the perfect time to make sure that your property is secure and not an easy target for thieves and burglars. 

Here are some tips for keeping your home secure: 

Install Cameras

Much like businesses, homes can also benefit from CCTV. If you have a large property, you’ll need a more complex system of cameras and monitors and for a standard size property, a few well-placed smart cameras and a video doorbell can work. 

Cameras not only serve as a deterrent to would-be thieves but if you do have a break-in or theft, then they can capture footage of the perpetrators and could be vital evidence for catching them. 

Fix Any Potential Weak Points

Take a good look around your property from the point of view of someone looking to break in. Look for potential weaknesses such as cracked or broken window panes, gaps in a fence, or flimsy locks on your doors and windows. 

Make it a priority to get these fixed or replaced. Old style, single-pane windows are very easy to break into, even with a window lock, so you may be better off with double glazing. 

Get Into Good Habits

Many of us don’t realize that there are little things we do every day that can attract burglars or opportunistic thieves. 

Get into the habit of locking doors and windows, even when you are in the house. Not only do you want to prevent access to unwanted intruders, but many people also leave their car keys on a table by the door. All a car thief has to do is open your front door and take your car keys, and could be driving off in your car within seconds. 

If you need to have your windows open a lot during the day, invest in specialist opening devices that let you lock your windows slightly open, but not wide enough to let a person through. They aren’t as secure as having them shut and locked but will present more of a challenge than an open window. 

Use Smart Tech

Many homes are running on smart technology now. From Amazon speakers to heating systems, you can control your home from your phone no matter where you are. There are a number of apps that let you program your smart devices to make it look as if you’re home when your not. It goes far beyond turning a light on when it’s dark. These systems are really clever and can turn lights on and off at intervals, switch on radios and TVs in a way that makes it look like there are people at home, going about everyday activities. 

Final thoughts 

No one likes to think that their home is vulnerable to burglars and thieves. Making your home secure is important and there is a lot of technology available now to help you do this. 

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