How to make your house more safe

There are a number of steps you can do to make your home more safe from the risk of break-ins or burglaries. These steps will help to protect your home and possessions.

Doors and Windows

Doors and windows are the most common entry points for burglars. Installing a deadbolt to your external doors is a simple method that can stop a burglar in their tracks. It will secure the door to make it much more secure against break-ins. Check your letterbox to ensure someone can’t reach in through it to unlock the door. Ensure your door frames are strong and the hinges are protected. Windows with locks or key-operated levers add a new level of security. For enhanced security, sensors can be added to doors and windows that can alert you to unauthorised opening or a window being broken.

Install Lights

Burglars and other criminals hate lights. You can install LED floodlighting with motion sensors that switch the lights on if someone approaches. Solar powered lights can save money on energy bills and are an effective addition to make any home more safe.

Secure your Garage

Garages are a popular entry point for criminals and even if they cannot gain access to your home, there may be plenty of items you have stored in the garage that are at risk. Installing a smart garage door opener that uses a remote control can make the garage more secure. Alternatively, a security code for the door that only you know can keep your items inside safe.