Our homes are not merely bricks and mortar; they are our sanctuaries, where we raise our children, celebrate milestones and make memories and they also contain our most prized possessions, some of which are irreplaceable so it’s essential that we create a secure environment in which our families can feel safe.
However, properly securing one’s home is often easier said than done as there is not only a daunting choice of products available, but also a number of essential precautionary measures to implement.
In order to make the right selection, there are a number of key factors to take into account.
First, you need to establish where the weak points are by walking through the entire property, including the perimeter. You must also take into account your family’s lifestyle and determine which security features would be most convenient and which would hamper your daily lives.
And, with the potential cost of securing one’s home proficiently, it’s wise to do a little research to find out which features and systems are the most efficient deterrents, which are best suited to your type of property and also which are stipulated requirements for insurance purposes.
The security measures prospective buyers and tenants most commonly enquire about are alarms, security gates, beams, secure parking and electric fencing.
Nowadays, having a good alarm system on the property is an essential factor if you are selling your home or want to find a good tenant, but experts advise that the most effective way to prevent criminals from gaining access to your property is a layered security system.
This could include perimeter electric fencing, security beams in the garden, passive sensors on exterior doors and windows, security doors on sliding doors and burglar bars on windows.
There has also been a marked increase in the installation of technological safety systems such as CCTV cameras, remote surveillance and infrared sensors in recent years, however, high-tech security gadgets alone won’t ensure your safety.
Professional criminals are very wily and quickly spot any vulnerable aspects that will help them to gain access.