Is Your Home As Secure As You Thought It Was?Posted: February 18, 2013
It is easy to sit inside a warm, comfortable house and believe that all is well with the world. If you have taken a lot of time and care in furnishing your home then you no doubt feel better there than anywhere else.
However, this feeling of comfort can lead to a false sense of security. Even if your home is attractive inside this is no guarantee that it is as secure as you hope. Let’s see what you can do to make it a tougher prospect for thieves.
Increase the Security
There are quite a few things you can do now to increase your levels of home security. This includes adding better locks; fitting a modern burglar alarm and making sure that you never leave doors unlocked. Your first step should be to assess the standard of the protection your property currently has. If the locks, for example, are of a low standard than this is something which burglars will be able to exploit easily. As regards a burglar alarm; a big name, reputable firm such as ADT will give you an extensive selection to choose from.
Cut Out the Weak Points
Most homes have vulnerable spots but in the majority of cases the homeowner isn’t even aware of them. The starting point is therefore to identify these weak areas. The simplest way to do this is by viewing your home as a burglar might do. This means walking around it at night and seeing what possible points of entry are on offer. You might be shocked at what you find but that it far better than being shocked by an intruder entering your home. You should be able to solve most issues reasonably simple, either by fixing something, adding more lights or choosing better security such as that mentioned in the previous point.
No matter how good your home’s security is, you will still need to be aware of potential dangers. This doesn’t mean that you need to live behind a twitching curtain but it does mean being vigilant and knowing when there is suspicious activity in the neighbourhood. Setting up a neighbourhood watch scheme is a great idea, and you might find that there are plenty of other people in the street who have been thinking about the same thing. Another great idea is to look at fitting a CCTV system. These let you monitor goings on in your property without any hassle and are now easy to install and reasonably priced.