Protecting your home is always of upmost importance, no matter if you’re area is renowned for being a safe or dangerous area. Burglaries are an issue up and down the country and as such, it’s important to take preventative action.
You don’t need to spend a bomb on security improvements either. Instead, by just adopting some basic safety practices you can considerably improve the security of your home.
Of course, having a spare set of keys is a sensible idea. But it’s what you do with them that’s the issue. For instance, don’t leave them anywhere they can easily be grabbed such as at a front or back door.
Don’t hide a spare key under a mat or flowerpot either because it’s such an obvious place for a potential intruder to look. Instead leave them with a trusted neighbour, friend or family member.
Always lock up
No matter how long you intend to be out of the house, always ensure your doors are locked.
Make sure to:
- Close and lock all windows
- Lock both your front and back door
With a security system such as a burglar alarm you have a deterrent to prevent your home being broken into. You could fit a system yourself, or employ a professional company to install an intruder alarm. You choose how much to spend too.
Whilst burglar alarms may be a good deterrent for break-ins, it may not necessarily prevent a crime. What CCTV will do is help you catch the criminal afterwards to ensure they’re brought to justice.
Of course, CCTV isn’t really suitable for small homes and can set you back a reasonable amount of money. But if you live in a large property or own a commercial building it’s highly recommended.
Perhaps you could consider fake cameras to fool potential intruders without having to splash out on a full system.