5 Ways To Secure Your Home

Though the number of burglaries in the UK has been steadily falling for a number of years now, security is still a major concern for homeowners across the country. Having your home broken into is a traumatic experience and most of us would rather invest in security measures than take a chance on being targeted.

To help ensure you’re not the victim of burglary, follow these 5 steps and make your home as safe and as secure as possible.

1. Automated lighting

As many burglars are opportunists, deterrents are a good way to ensure your property isn’t targeted. To give the impression that someone is home even when the house is empty, invest in an automated lighting system for your property. Set the lights to come on in the evenings, with different lights coming on at different points during the night.


If a burglar thinks there’s a chance they’ll get caught on CCTV, they will be much less likely to try to break into your property. CCTV is now surprisingly affordable, making it easy for you to protect your home and add a valuable surety feature to your neighbourhood.

3. New windows

Around 23% of burglars enter a property through the windows. Replacing old, weak windows with modern, secure versions can significantly improve the security of your home. It’s also important to close windows whenever you go out, especially if they’re easily accessible from the street or garden.

4. Integrated alarm system

If someone does manage to get into your home, you need to know about it as quickly as possible. An integrated alarm system will notify you and the police about a potential break in, ensuring help arrives promptly.

5. Secure your door

Over 30% of burglars access a property through a door. Like old windows, old doors can be weak points in your home’s security. Substandard locks, fragile glass panels and rusty hinges can make a door vulnerable. Replace any old doors will secure modern versions to ensure your home isn’t target by keen-eyed opportunists.

Beefing up your home’s security is relatively quick, easy and affordable. In many cases, improvements like new windows, doors and lights will also help to make a property more energy efficient, allowing you to make your home secure and eco-friendly at the same time.

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