Home security should be high on your list of priorities, whether you are a home owner or tenant. Intruders can be quite crafty when it comes to getting inside a home, getting what they want, and getting out without being detected. Intruders who have plans that are more sinister are an even bigger threat. To protect your home and family, a home security setup is essential.
When considering your home’s security, you need to not only understand what the requirements are for your home, but how best to deal with them. Even the bare essentials should be addressed and dealt with correctly to ensure your home, belongings and family are safe at all times
1. Motion Detector Lights/Outside security lights
It’s important to ensure that these lights do not shine directly into your neighbour’s property or onto any main roads. They operate by picking up on movement or temperature changes and then illuminate the property and act as a deterrent for any would be intruders or trespassers.
2. Surveillance Cameras
Cameras not only make you more aware of what goes on around your property but they will also record events ensuring that you have full information for later use. There are several types of surveillance camera with varying degrees of budget. Ranging from highly visible dome cameras that act as a deterrent to door surveillance cameras that allow you to see who is at your door before you go to open it
3. Light Timers
If you are going to be away from your home for any length of time, light timers keep the house looking occupied. These timers can be attached to several appliances including lights, televisions, and radios. At predetermined times throughout the day, these appliances turn on, and then turn off again.
4. Door Locks and Reinforcements
Burglars want to gain access to your property as soon and as discreetly as possible, so the more difficult you can make it for them to do this, the more likely they are to move on. Our team at BDL can advise you on the best options for your property and budget. The following are options you should consider as extras
If your lock is breached then having a sliding deadbolt as an extra will give you some peace of mind and acts as a further deterrent.
Security bars are wedged between a doorknob or a piece of wood installed in the middle of the door and the floor. When used properly, these bars use the strength of the floor and tension between the door and the floor to create a virtually impenetrable blockade.
5. Alarm System
Alarm systems in the home will make a long, loud sound alerting you and those around you that your home has been breached. This often startles the intruder enough to make them leave if the house. If your home is unoccupied at the time of intrusion some systems link directly to an operating system that will call you or alert the Police that your home security has been breached.