How to secure your home without an alarm
When you’re out and about, you want peace of mind that you’ll return to your home as you left it – with its contents safe and secure. While an alarm system is an obvious way of securing your home, there are many other solutions to ensure your home is protected from break-ins. In fact, you might be surprised just how many easy and effective options there are for securing your home without an alarm.
Lock your doors and windows
It sounds simple, but you’d be amazed at how many people forget to close and lock their doors and windows before going out. Thieves are more likely to break-in when you’re not home, so it’s important to always double-check your doors and windows are locked before you leave the house.
So you don’t have an alarm system. Or do you? Consider installing signs that say you have an alarm in place, even if you don’t. These signs are inexpensive and easy to purchase online or in shops. Place them on your property where they’ll be clearly visible and they will act as a deterrent to any potential thieves.
Surveillance cameras are another excellent solution for warding off trespassers and vandals. No one likes the idea of their movements being recorded, and if you are unfortunate enough to have a break-in, the footage provides excellent evidence. Make sure you position CCTV cameras where they’ll be easily seen so they have a deterrent effect on would-be robbers.
Deadbolts and other high-quality locks also help guard against intruders. An experienced thief will know how to get in through doors and windows with inferior locks, so it’s important to fit your home with quality locks. Also, if you’ve recently moved into a new home, it’s worth getting the locks changed because you don’t know who may still be in possession of old sets of keys.
For ultimate protection, consider upgrading the screens on your doors and windows to high-quality security screens that are extra resistant to the impact made by someone trying to force their way into your home.
It’s always wise to keep your valuable possessions hidden somewhere inside your house. So why not invest in a safe? Whether it’s cash, jewellery, important documents, laptops, or other treasured possessions, a safe is a sure-fire way of keeping them protected against theft.
Access control systems
If you want more control over who can access your property or certain parts of your home, you might want to think about installing an access control system. By using technology such as facial recognition, fingerprinting or swipe card access, you’ll have a security system that’s second-to-none.
At SPL Security, we know how important it is to make sure your home is safe, secure and protected from break-ins. We can help you install CCTV systems, access control systems, or upgrade your locks. Call us on 5588 8111 and we’ll talk you through our range of security solutions.