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Top Tips for Keeping Your Home Secure

Did you know that a house is broken into around every 40 seconds in the UK? This is a shocking statistic and even if you feel you might have security precautions in place. Is your property completely safe? In this blog we are going to be discussing top security tips you should be taking on board.

1. Lighting

Burglars are most likely to target homes which are not occupied, which is why it’s important to give the impression someone is in, even if they are not. Invest in lighting timers which will go on at a specific time. This is especially handy if you work night shifts.

2. Check Window and Door Locks

You may think your window and door locks will last forever but chances are if you have had them for over 10 years they will no longer be as efficient. Speak to a locksmith about the quality of your locks and ask if there is a more beneficial lock which will fit your windows or doors.

3. CCTV

Although not essential, CCTV is gaining popularity due to its power to not only deter intruders but catch them in the act. They provide well needed peace of mind and most newer models can connect to your phone, sending you a notification when any suspicious activity is detected. Plus, they can also decrease your home insurance.

4. Keeping Belongings Safe

The first step to protecting your belongings is to invest in a safe, they are intruder proof and are perfect for looking after those extra special items. There are also methods you can follow to keep your belongings safe, such as never leaving a spare key outside or putting your car keys out of plain sight.

5. Talk to your Neighbours

One of the best ways to secure your home is having someone keeping a close eye on it. That’s why it’s great to have a close relationship with your neighbours. You could ask them to check your property whilst you are away, taking in any letters or parcels and shutting the curtains on a night time to give the impression someone is home.

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