How to Improve Your Home Security

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How to Improve Your Home Security!…

We all want to keep our family safe and our house secure against intruders, so it makes sense that we secure our house as well as possible. However, it seems that no matter what steps we take, there are always potential gaps that criminals can exploit. By evaluating your home carefully, you can quickly recognise where you can make improvements and ensure that your home is as safe as it can possibly be.

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From setting up an alarm system to installing screen security doors, there are many different things you can do to give your home security a boost. Whether you want to bolster your existing security measures or you are just beginning, you will find simple and effective ways to keep your family safe inside while keeping any outside threats at bay.

Let’s take a look at a few different ways you can improve your home security and lower your risk of burglary.

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Secure Your Doors And Windows

Doors and windows might seem like an obvious place to start but you would be surprised at how many people don’t add an extra level of security at these entry points. It’s important to fit heavy duty locks on your doors and to install locks on your windows too. Of course, having the locks installed is only half the battle, you need to remember to use them when you’re going out. And, if you have shutters pull them down when you’re not home.

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Give The Impression You’re Home

Most burglaries happen between 10am and 3pm when many people are at work. There are things you can do to stop yourself from being a victim, such as setting a timer on your radio and TV so that they come on while you’re out. If you have a second car, leave it out on the driveway, and schedule maintenance visits for while you are at work. A dog would also help but even if you haven’t got one, just put up a ‘Beware of the Dog’ sign. It should be enough to put most burglars off and the same goes for putting up fake cameras.

Install Screen Security Doors

One of the best ways to protect your home is by fitting screen security doors and windows. These have a stainless steel frame and mesh, which is virtually impossible to break through. As they are mesh, you can see out through them and on a hot day, you can open your doors and windows for fresh air, knowing that you and your family are safe inside.

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Use An Alarm System

Alarm systems are a huge deterrent for burglars, especially modern systems that can be professionally monitored by an alarm company. These companies will call the police as soon as the alarm goes off, giving you peace of mind when you’re not home. Most criminals will think twice before breaking into a house with an alarm, so make sure that you have signage and make it obvious that your home is protected.

Improve Your Home Security And Sleep Easy

Keeping your home, your belongings, and of course your family, safe from break-ins and intruders should be a top priority. Whether you want to fork out for an expensive monitored home alarm system or spend just a few dollars on a ‘Beware of the Dog’ sign, there are plenty of ways for you to improve your home security without breaking the bank.

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Unfortunately, there will always be people out there looking for a way to make fast cash and who are willing to break the law to do so. As a homeowner, it’s crucial that you recognise this threat and take action. When your home is properly protected, you can sleep easy knowing that you and your family are safe and sound.

Love Happy and the Gang x

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1 Comment

  1. NanaDiana
    14th September 2018 / 2:06 am

    We are lucky to live in a relatively crime free area–although that can certainly change on a moment's notice. Great post, Happy! xo Diana

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