8 ways you can improve the security of your home

The safety and security of your home or property should be your top priority! With the rise of burglaries and break ins, it is essential to make sure you are doing everything to prevent any intruders or thieves from accessing your property.

From security cameras to motion sensor alarms, here are EIGHT things you can do to make sure your home is secure.

Light it up!

Make sure your property is well lit so no one can lurk in the dark! You can install security lights around your home, which are activities by motion detecting sensors, this way, if anyone enters your property the light is turned on, this can deter any intruders. You can also get lights that stay on all night, but these can typically be more expensive to run.

CCTV cameras

One of the best ways to deter any intruders is to place CCTV cameras around your property, especially around your windows and doors as they are the typical entries for break-ins. Visible CCTV cameras can put off thieves who look for vulnerable properties to rob, so you can stay confident knowing your house is secure, especially if you have quite a number of cameras.

Furthermore, CCTV camera systems work 24 hours, day or night, with night vision so you can capture thieves even in the dark! So if you ever find yourself in an unfortunate system, you can catch the criminals and get justice. You can contact your local locksmith for their CCTV installation service to see what is best for you.

Level-up your locks

You may think that your lock is strong enough, but an unfortunate amount of break-ins happen because the door lock was not strong enough.

A trusted locksmith company will be able professionally install high-quality locks that can prevent break-in efforts from intruders. High-quality locks also prevent any lock damage so you’re less likely to need lock repair from an emergency locksmith service.

Choose high-quality doors and windows

When choosing your doors and windows, security should come first and aesthetics second! Your doors are the main point of entry to your home, so make sure you pick high quality doors with reinforced frames. Ask your supplier about the strength of the frames and glass, and you can decide if they are good enough for your home security.

Raise alarm bells

If your property doesn’t have an alarm system installed, you should question its security! Many professional locksmiths now offer alarm systems that can alert you and the police immediately if there has been a security breach. This can be through the use of modern motion sensors that can be activated.

Get a home safe

We know how important it is to keep your valuables safe and protected. From cash to jewellery to sentimental items, a home safe is a fantastic way of locking your items away so only YOU have access to them.

Halls Locksmiths can help you with choosing the right safe for your home or business, from big, small, overground or underground safes, we can do it all!

Keep your keys safe

We recommend against keeping your keys anywhere near your door or in your door as a seasoned robber can easily access them through your letterbox. Keep your keys away from windows and doors, and consider getting replacement locks if you lose your keys!

Reconsider your cat flaps

Cat or dog flaps can be an easy point of entry for burglars to access the keys you left in your door, or even worse, they can use a young accomplice to fit through the flap and get access to keys to open the door.

Reconsider your cat flaps and maybe opt for a more advanced flap that only opens to your pet by recognising their chip. This way, you can prevent thieves from accessing your property.

If you need a professional locksmith to help you secure and protect your home or property, we are happy to help with anything you need to provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

For more advice on securing your home or to upgrade your home security, visit our store or call our friendly team on 0115 9780141.