You don’t need to have a priceless painting on your wall or a cabinet of antiques to be a target for burglars. There is a lot of value in everyday items like white goods and electronics, for example, and while some items, such as a television, can be replaced via insurance, every home contains items that are irreplaceable (e.g. jewellery, which likely has sentimental as well as monetary value). A break in can also lead to less tangible losses, such as a general feeling of insecurity. Knowing your options when it comes to security will give you peace of mind that your home, family and possessions are safe. So, here’s everything you need to know about maintaining general security standards for your home.
Go back to the basics
Simple measures, such as locking all doors and windows, play a vital role in maintaining security standards. It is important to make sure that locks and points of entry are well maintained, as this ensures that your property does not look unkempt – giving the impression that the house is vacant, or that you do not invest much attention in your security solutions. Interacting with your neighbours, sharing any concerns and alerting them if you are planning to be away from home are also vital.
Ask the professionals
If you are considering additional security measures for your home, a specialist can help you make sense of the options on the market, and find the most suitable system for your needs. They can also keep your chosen solutions up and running, so that you can rest assured your home is in safe hands.
Increase your security standards
There are many things you can do to increase your home security. The most common form of additional security is a burglar alarm, which plays a valuable role in maintaining home security. Even the presence of an alarm can provide a visual deterrent to intruders. There are many options to consider, such as whether to use a silent alarm or a bells-only alarm, whether CCTV, smart-home security and remote monitoring may be required and, vitally, how the alarm will be maintained. Ultimately, the best alarm in the world will not protect your home if it develops a fault, so you need to make sure you have a team on hand to keep it fully functioning. We recently installed a range of burglar alarms for new homes in Guildford.
Remember, the standard of your home security is in your control, so, if you do not feel that it is up to scratch, you can always ask an expert. To find out how you could make your home safer, contact us at Angel Security today.