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Best Home Security: A Guide to Making Sure Your Home is Secure
Having security measures in place in your home is important for both keeping your home safe and having peace of mind. Unfortunately, burglaries and home break-ins do happen, so it is important to have a system in place to prevent anyone from getting into your home. The UK Police report that “homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures” which is why it is so important to consider home security.
There are so many options out there it can be difficult to know exactly what the best home security is. We have put together a guide to help you decide what home security works best for you and your budget. Keep reading for all you need to know about the best home security available. You can read more about crime and burglary prevention in this guide from the Police.
What Should I Get to Make My Home More Secure?
If there is one thing burglars do not want it is to be seen. Having lighting around your home will help to deter any criminals that may consider breaking into your property as there is a much higher chance they will be seen. Although home lighting does not necessarily add any physical difficulty to entering your home, it is sure to deter people away from your property once they realise it is highly likely they could be caught. A movement sensor light, such as the Byron Ultra Slim Integrated LED Floodlight, will illuminate areas when movement is detected in close proximity to your home. This is likely to startle the burglar and send them on their way.
Home Security System
Having a home security system is one of the best home security installations you can have in place. Whether it is a fully automated system with sensor detectors or a door alarm that goes off if the door is opened once the alarm is set, there is a range of home security systems out there to suit any budget. Having a security system allows you to have peace of mind knowing that if somebody does attempt to break into your home, the alarms will go off. This will notify you of any unexpected activity and likely scare off intruders.
Windows are often targeted during burglaries as they are typically seen as less risky than breaking in through the door. Having window locks installed will make it a lot less likely that burglars will be able to break in through your windows. Window locks are relatively inexpensive but very effective when it comes to protecting your home.
Home security cameras are easily one of the best home security systems out there, giving you the protection of catching the culprit on camera if you are burgled. Cameras are one of the more expensive security systems, though they do provide you with the highest level of security. Also, having visible cameras will help to deter anyone from attempting to come into your property as they can see they will be caught on camera. If you cannot afford to get cameras, there is a cheap option available for purchasing fake cameras. Although these will not capture any footage, they may still work as a deterrent.
Obviously making sure any doors to your property are as secure as possible is an important method for protecting your property. Adding a latch to your door as well as your typical lock will help protect your home further. This way if the lock does break, the latch will still hold and help to keep the intruder out.
In the event that someone does break into your home, it is a good idea to have a safe with all of your most valuable items. This way there is extra protection for any items that you are particularly concerned about being stolen. Safes come in various different forms and price ranges, so there is a safe out there for everybody. We recommend one with a code rather than a key for extra protection.