Home Security - The Affordable Way
Making your home more secure doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Follow these 10 tips to improve your home security today. Give us a call on 0861 031 111 and ET Rapid Response can assist with securing your home.
1: Always appear to be at home
Give the illusion that someone is home when on holiday or out. This can be easily done by keeping a few lights on, installing light timers to go on when needed, or keeping a radio on in the house.
2: Blend in with the crowd
Ensuring your home doesn’t look flashier than your neighbours will help prevent would-be burglars from seeing your property as the most lucrative target on your block.
3: Keep it bright
Motion sensor lighting is the best way to surround your property with alert lighting, and is relatively inexpensive.
4: Know your neighbours
Criminals often watch a property before they decide where and when to break in. Knowing your neighbours will help you spot suspicious onlookers.
5: Do some pruning
Large shrubs and tall bushy trees give criminals concealing places to hide. Keep these pruned and trimmed.
6: Close those windows
Open windows, even with burglar bars, are an easy in. Get into the habit of making sure all your windows are securely locked.
7: Pick your doors
One of the biggest home security mistakes is having glass doors that allow criminals to reach the door handle easily after breaking the glass.
8: Switch it up
Changing alarm codes regularly will ensure that even if you had previously given the code to a service provider or someone suspicious gets hold of the code, they will not be able to use it to gain access.
9: Change the locks
This is particularly important when you are a new tenant or homeowner because you have no way of knowing who still has a copy of a key from before you moved in.
10: Put on your criminal hat
Look at your neighbourhood, your street, and your home through the eyes of a burglar. What would they see if they looked around your street?