How To Protect Your Home From Burglars

Domestic break-ins are highly distressing and can become expensive if your valuables are easy to find and if your home is damaged during a break-in. Follow our tips below to protect your home better!

Secure your doors

Exterior doors, for obvious reasons, will be seen as the ‘weak spots’ of your home by potential intruders. For this reason, it is crucial to double-check that door frames, and the door itself is sturdy enough to prevent opportunists from breaking through.

Lock windows

Even more so than exterior doors, windows are especially vulnerable to unwanted entry. Firstly, because windows are often left open or unlocked by homeowners and tenants who forget and secondly due to breakages. Sometimes, the locks supplied by window manufacturers can be weak, and it can be beneficial to add your own, more secure locks. As for intruders who break through windows to gain entry, you can install glass break sensors.

Install security cameras

Security cameras work as a preventative measure. In the event of a burglary, there will be a strong chance that you can attempt to determine the intruder’s identity with the local police force’s help. With advancements in technology, you can now install security cameras that work with smartphone applications which can be especially useful when leaving the house.

We have a range of security cameras and remote monitoring systems for both domestic and commercial settings at Nova Alarms, and we can help with installation!

Keep valuables in a safe

For precious items or items which hold sentimental value, it could be a good idea to purchase a safe. Make sure to invest in a safe that is disaster-proof and is heavy enough to prevent someone from picking it up and walking away.

Reduce hiding spots outside

If possible, keep hiding spots such as bushes and wheelie bins as far away from your home as possible. Hiding places nearer to your home can allow potential intruders to hide near access points to wait for the chance to enter through an unlocked/open door.

Install exterior lighting

The dark can also provide a convenient area to hide on your property. It’s always a good idea for safety and security to install motion-sensing lights outside your home to reduce potential hiding spots.

Install a security system

Security systems are essential for protecting your home from intruders. At the very least, you should have a burglar alarm installed; however, more advanced security systems could include monitoring and home automation systems.

Ask a neighbour to watch over your house when you go on holiday

Burglars can tell when you are on holiday, which is why it’s essential to inform a neighbour that you trust to watch over your house. Make sure on the lead up to your holiday that you only mention to friends and family that you trust.

Other preventative measures also include making your home look like there is someone in. You can achieve this by using timers to turn your lights on during certain hours or asking a neighbour to park their car on your drive.


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