Upgrade your home security in 2018
What new projects have you got lined up for your property in 2018?
If improving your home security is on your list of things to do this year, then make a start by reviewing your current situation. Are your windows and doors secure? Do you have a working intruder alarm? Is it time to install exterior motion-sensor lighting or even CCTV?
Secure your windows and doors
The number one priority for any security upgrade is to get new window and door locks fitted by a qualified locksmith. Your home insurance could be invalid if you don’t have properly fitted locks.
When you review your door and window security make sure you include patio doors, conservatories and garages. Check each access point has the most appropriate lock and that it’s in good condition.
If you’re forever losing your keys, then take a look at the latest Smart home security locks. Entry systems that use fobs, swipe cards or PIN entry codes will allow you to dispense with keys for good.
Repair or replace window and doors with uPVC frames
When you check the condition of your locks, you should also look at your window and door frames as these are subject to wear and tear and can become a security risk if framework is starting to deteriorate.
Rotting wooden frames can be replaced by uPVC, which is long-lasting and hard-wearing. uPVC is solid and impenetrable, making it difficult for intruders to break through it without the use of a noisy power tool.
uPVC frames don’t rot, they can’t be prised open, and they stay in pristine condition for a very long time, making them a cost-effective option for windows and doors.
Fit a home security alarm system
Smart home security locks can form part of your Smart home security system, which could include lighting, alarms and CCTV. Each element can be managed by a pc, laptop or mobile device – so you have a joined-up security system that you can control from anywhere.
A burglar alarm is a common and simple deterrent that can be linked up to alert local authorities and send you a notice in the event of a break-in. If a thief is able to enter your property, the noise is likely to deter them from proceeding too far.
Make sure your alarm is visible on the outside of your home so that it will discourage potential burglars.
Install exterior lighting around your property
Well-lit entry points will discourage burglars who are looking for easy access without being seen. Lights should be positioned so that they fully illuminate all entrances to your property.
Motion-activated or dusk to dawn sensor lighting is ideal for the back and front of the house, and is especially beneficial as it will switch on automatically when you’re coming home in the dark.
Meanwhile, a timer on internal lights will make your property appear occupied when you’re away for any length of time.
Would you like a FREE home security survey with expert advice on how to protect your property?
If you’d like to find out how you can improve the security of your home, contact Stuart at Rocks Locks. Stuart will conduct a FREE home security survey and provide advice on the best security solutions to meet your needs and budget. Call Stuart on 07900 335525.