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How to make your home unattractive to criminals

The goal of home security is very simple: you want to make your home look unappealing to burglars. While there are many ways to deter your home from burglars, here are some of the best ways to make your property unattractive to them.


Lock all entry points

Locking your windows and doors is one of the most basic ways to secure your home, and it costs very little to no money. As exterior doors are a very common method for burglars to gain entry into your home, make sure to include extra locks or locking systems such as deadbolts alongside a regular keyed lock.

Many windows already have locks on them, but remembering to shut them and lock them properly can make the difference between your home being targeted or not.

If burglars can’t find an easy entrance point, it can put them off continuously trying to get in.


Show signs of life

Burglars are often deterred from entering a home if they suspect they could be discovered by the homeowner or whoever is inside. For this reason, you should show signs of life even when you are not home.

This can include:

  • Having lights on a timer
  • A motion-activated light outside
  • Visible sign of the TV on

The thought that someone can easily catch them is enough to make your home unappealing to them.


Install an alarm system

Alarm systems are set up to broadcast a loud siren whenever a door or window is disturbed or when the interior sensors pick up heat or movement. The noise alone can be enough to send any burglars running, as it makes those in the surrounding area aware that a potential break-in is taking place.

Even if you don’t have the money for a security system, you can still purchase stickers or signs to alert others that you have a system installed to scare burglars.

At Nova Alarms, we can supply and install a wide range of alarm systems to fit the needs of you and your home.


Install CCTV cameras

While alarm systems are a nice way to secure your house, the next step is to install a CCTV system. Security cameras allow you to monitor the inside and outside of your home and record what goes on.

They are a great way to deter thieves, mainly because of the clear picture that’s possible with today’s technology. No thief will want their face on camera, so placing these around the exterior of your property can be an excellent deterrent.

We offer a wide range of internal and external CCTV systems for your home, with static or fully functional home security cameras.

At Nova Alarms, we can provide a free site survey to determine which system is best for you and your home. As an NSI silver accredited alarm company, our 35 years of experience can provide you with CCTV installation services and help us find the best security solutions to help you rest easy.

Contact our team on 0161 702 8643 or info@nova-alarms.co.uk.

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