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After next Saturday (October 28th) there will be fewer daylight hours and homes throughout the country will be more at threat of burglary.
Thieves are more likely to strike when it is dark outside and your property needs to be fully secure to ensure they’re frustrated in any effort they make to force their way into your living space.
Would you believe that 25% of British householders openly admit that they have ZERO home security in place?
This is just one of several stats that have come out of National Home Security Month which is running throughout October.
If that’s left you questioning whether your home security is up to scratch, implement our 5 top home security tips.
1. Install more secure windows and doors
Age tends to get the better of old windows and doors and leaves them less secure than they were at the time of their original installation.
The installation of replacement windows and doors will resolve the problem as the modern window and / or door contains a very robust frame and tamper-proof locking mechanism.
2. Change your locks
If you have only recently moved into your home and the existing windows and doors are still in good condition you may still want to consider changing their locks.
Why? Because the previous occupants may have had several spare keys cut and you don’t want anyone being able to freely let themselves in.
3. Dish out a spare key
There may be occasions when it’s handy for a close friend or family member to have access to your home.
Instead of leaving a key out for them and running the risk of a thief laying their hands on it, have some keys cut and pass them on to those you trust the most.
4. Get someone to call in
Those spare keys will come in useful if you’re planning to go away on holiday for a week or two as you could always ask someone to keep an eye on your house in your absence.
Ask them to remove any post from your letterbox and draw and open the curtains in the morning and at night time.
5. Fit an alarm
There’s a wealth of alarm systems out there so don’t be a cheapskate and opt for a ‘dummy’ alarm as they rarely fool thieves.
A bells-only or monitored alarm system will detect when a thief strikes your home and either start ringing or notify yourself. Change the code for the alarm regularly to something memorable.
Every product we sell is designed with security in mind so that you can be less anxious about its welfare. Download our brochure to view our full range of secure solutions.
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