Home security tips

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Home Security Tips

Making sure that your house is safe is amongst the top priorities for homeowners. It can be a source of anxiety and worry, leaving the house each day wondering if you’d locked everything, done everything in your power to prevent burglars from entering your home and taking valuable possessions. Home security systems are becoming much more popular due to the fact that burglars are presumed to be more advanced.

Always check your locks. 

Whenever you decide to go somewhere, it is imperative that you keep an eye on your locks. Check and double-check, especially when you are about to leave for a holiday. The best way to keep on top of this issue is by being vigilant.

Keep your locks up to date

Furthermore, it is always useful to continually update and upgrade your locking and safety measures. If you find you have lost your keys, for instance, it would be a smarter idea to update your locking system to a more advanced one, rather than simply having new keys cut.

Surveillance Cameras 

CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) is a fantastic way to keep your house protected and keep your mind at ease. Being aware of what technology is out there to keep your house safe is increasingly important if you live in a big city. Not only is it invaluable if someone does break into your house, as you can catch them in the act, but it also works as a deterrent – people are less likely to burgle a house with surveillance cameras.

Secure Windows

Burglars target windows as they can offer easier access than doors. Check how your windows look from the outside, removing potential access points where you can. Think, are there walls, bins or garden furniture that could be used to reach windows? If you have ground floor, accessible windows, you should look into purchasing laminated glass of security film. If you have sash windows, purchase sash stops to prevent anyone from opening them enough to climb through.

Door Strength

Your home is only as secure as its weakest point of entry. That’s why it’s so important to have doors and windows that are as secure as possible. Follow our advice and help keep potential burglars out. Whether you live in a flat or a house, your front door will always tell a thief the levels of security surrounding your home. If it looks really secure and burglar-resistant, then they’ll think twice about trying to gain entry. Lock guards, door bars, night latches, letterbox guards are all sensible and effective safety measures you can buy to bolster your door’s security.

Daniel Lichtenstein is the founder and CEO of NES Security, a leading provider of security solutions in the United Kingdom.