How To Feel More Secure and Protected In Your Home

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Our home should be the place where we feel secure and surrounded by things we love. However, some of us constantly worry what is going to happen, and what if… If you want to get rid of the nagging thoughts, you might want to invest in improving the safety and security of your home, so you can truly relax on the weekends and at nights, as well as when you are leaving to visit friends or to take a holiday.

Advanced Security

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With the smart home technology available for regular households, you can now invest in an advanced security system that connects to your phone, so you always know what is going in inside and around your house. You can monitor each door and window, as well as the driveway and get alerts on suspicious activities. Make sure that you seek expert advice for installing security cameras to ensure that you are getting it right, and you can eliminate common faults.

Regular Safety Checks

It is crucial that you carry out regular safety checks when it comes to the structural integrity of your home. There are several property maintenance companies out there that offer a comprehensive survey, so you can spot the signs of cracks and damage due to earth movement or weather that can cause you greater problems later on.

Boiler and Electricity Maintenance

The most common reasons for accidents at home are related to the heating and electricity system. It is important that you get your fuses and your wiring tested regularly, especially if you are planning on changing appliances or would like to add a new light or feature to your room. If you increase the electricity output, you need to ensure your wires and fuse box can handle the job. At the same time, a gas safety test is recommended to prevent accidental explosions and poisoning.

Roofing and Guttering Maintenance

It is also crucial that you maintain your roof and your gutter, or you will find it hard to deal with dampness or even damaged brickwork later. If you have a loft insulation, you might not notice that you have a broken tile or a crack that can become dangerous. If a gap is formed on your roof, you will face a huge flood at the next big rain, and might even have pests settling on the attic.

Flood Lights

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To deter people with bad intentions and give your neighbours a clear view on what is going on around your home while you are not there, you can also install motion sensor flood lights around the home, to the front of the house, as well as the back. Those snooping around during the night don’t want to be seen, so this is a cost-effective way of preventing crime and protecting your assets and your home you worked so hard for.

Having to face with the consequences of a home crime and emergency is one of the worst experiences you can have. To feel more secure and better protected, try some of these tips.

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The ABC Of Home Security

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It seems safe to say that the vast majority of people reading this post will know that they need to ensure that their home is secure. While general ‘good practice’ – such as always locking the doors and windows before leaving your property – definitely have a role to play in achieving the desired security level, for most people, the need for dedicated security measures is well-understood.

Unfortunately, when it comes to choosing “dedicated security measures”, there are seemingly countless options to choose from – which can be more than a little confusing. Below, we’ve sought to go back to basics by highlighting the fundamental, must-have requirements of home security – and you should have no issue recalling these measures in future, given that they are as simple as ABC…

A is for… Alarm

Investing in a reliable alarm system – and ensuring you activate it every time you leave the house – is one of the best home security measures you can take for your home. If you already have an alarm, then it’s worth having it professionally serviced to ensure it’s working as it should – expert advice suggests that annual servicing is usually sufficient. Alternatively, if there is no alarm system currently installed on your property, opting for a new installation is a huge home security boost, so it’s worth considering such a step in future.

B is for… Barriers

In the digital age, many homeowners focus primarily on technological home security measures – and these, as demonstrated by our “A” and “C” choices, are undoubtedly worthwhile. However, there is definitely something to be said for pairing technological security measures with good, old-fashioned barriers; bushes and plants close to entry points and beneath windows, perimeter fences, locked gates, thick trees, and – of course – standard concrete walls all have a role to play in ensuring your home is secure. Essentially, the goal is to ensure that your home looks unfriendly; as if it would be far too much hassle for a prospective burglar to even think about trying to gain access. By combining this “old school” measure with more modern innovations, you can enjoy the peace of mind of a complete, well-rounded home security setup.

C is for… CCTV

Closed-circuit television (or simply “CCTV” as it is more commonly known) is often associated primarily with commercial and industrial buildings, but CCTV can also be enjoyed in domestic properties in order to provide a comprehensive home security solution. By opting for a CCTV installation at your home, you can look forward to enjoying a dedicated security measure that both allows you to monitor your property as and when you please and acts as a reliable deterrent – a home security win/win.

In conclusion

The world of home security can be more than a little tough to decipher, with a vast number of products and innovations available on the market. Above, we’ve sought to focus on the core basics; the essential elements that – combined with sensible, conventional measures such as setting internal lights on a timer and always using door and window locks – can help to ensure your home is as robustly secure as possible.

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