Security Tips

Security tips to keep your home safe

 

Inside your home

  • Make sure you have strong and secure locks and cylinders fitted if you are unsure call us today and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have
  • Check that all windows and doors are locked before going to bed, leaving home, or spending time in your garden
  • Never leave keys in window or door locks. Keep them out of sight and away from doors, windows and letterboxes
  • Hide expensive equipment, such as mobile phones and laptops, from view. When installing a TV, try to position it so it’s difficult to see from the outside of your home
  • Keep your valuables in a safe place and out of sight
  • Take photos of your valuables and security mark them with your post code and house number. This can help deter thieves and can help the police to recover stolen items
  • Set a timer to switch your lights on and off at varying intervals when you’re out to make it look like someone is at home

Outside your home

  • Install a visible burglar alarm to make burglars think twice about targeting your home
  • Store garden tools and ladders securely in your shed or garage, as these can be used to break into your home
  • Make sure your property is well lit and your garden is tidy so burglars don’t have anywhere to hide
  • Don’t hide a spare key outside as burglars know where to look

Going on holiday?

  • Use time controller plugs with your lamps to make your home look occupied
  • Don’t talk about your holiday when you’re near strangers
  • Ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
  • Remember to cancel any milk and newspaper deliveries

For more information about securing your home, contact us today 01 9012666 for a complimentary security survey