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Ensure Your Family Home Stays Safe And Sound (Even When You Are Not There)

Ensure Your Family Home Stays Safe And Sound (Even When You Are Not There)

With millions of break-ins occurring every year, it’s so important to keep our home safe. After all, it’s our family home, so we don’t want anything to happen. And even if your kids are not there, it can be horrendous to go home to a burgled property. But thankfully, there are lots of ways you can protect your home. Therefore, here are simple ways to ensure your family stays safe and sound, even when you are not there.

Get a burglar alarm

You can ensure your property stays intruder-free by investing in a good burglar system. For one thing, it can act as a deterrent to stop people attempting to break-in to your property. That way, you can sleep easy that nobody will get inside your home while you are away. But also, if you get a burglar alarm, it will alert you if someone is trying to get into your property. As we discussed before, you can then ensure you quickly get your kids to safety. And if you are not going to be at your home, you can set up an option with most systems which will alert the police. That way, they can come out to your home and stop a potential break-in from occurring.

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Give one of your neighbors a spare key

It’s also a good idea to give one of your neighbors a spare key for when you are not at the property. After all, if they hear a strange noise in the day, they can quickly go round and check the property. And it will stop them having to wait until you get home to go inside and see what’s occurring. Of course, only give a key to a neighbor that you trust. After all, you don’t want to come home to find your items gone! And if you are going to leave it outside the home, don’t make it obvious. After all, the first places burglars are going to check is underneath your doormat and plant pot!

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Set up video footage

There are so many options nowadays when it comes to security cameras. Gone are the massive devices that had to sit outside your home. After all, burglars could easily destroy these to ensure there was no coverage. But now you can get hidden cameras which resemble everyday objects. Therefore, if someone did manage to break-in your home, you would have coverage of the whole thing. And you can visit a hidden camera store to find ones which will connect to your smartphone so you can check what’s going on while on the move. And you can then contact the police if someone is in your property!

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Keep valuables out of eye view

A lot of people make the error of putting all their top devices on view. But it’s giving burglars incentive to break into your home. In fact, they will know exactly where the best things are that they want to take. Therefore, put the valuables out of view so that it doesn’t leave intruders interested in your house. You might even consider getting a safe for your home in which you lock all your valuables.

And make sure your home looks busy such as leaving the light on and keeping some sound in the house, so people don’t know that you are not home.

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Why Have You Been Burgled? Take A Look At Yourself…

Why Have You Been Burgled? Take A Look At Yourself…

In an age where we are meant to be promoting peace, love and unity, crime is becoming more common. There are a number of reasons for this – we have better means of reporting it, whereas in past decades we may not have gotten through or may not have bothered for fear of it the information not being acted on. We have generally spent a lot more on what enters our home – technology has advanced massively, and so have the gadgets and gizmos that we need to purchase to keep up with it (and with this comes the size issue – stuff is generally lighter, portable and easier to uninstall … for both our benefit and the thieves’). And lastly, but most importantly – we just don’t seem to care enough about it.

Ok, so that last sentence may not really make sense in regards to the points that came beforehand. Are we clamoring after an ideal life where we think that if you only leave something on show for, say, 3 minutes, that nobody will ever think of stealing it? Is it a time-relative issue, or are we just being naïve? The reality is that we are probably putting more money into getting the new pieces of technology to keep up with trend pressure than we are about insuring them, protecting them and keeping them safe.

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Get Locked Up

If somebody enters your home or car without having to break-in, this could be invalidating your insurance should you be wanting to make a claim. It seems nowadays that people are more concerned about people breaking into their phones than their homes, and whereas you can think up all of the most crazy, unique and random passwords to protect that, unfortunately they don’t work when it comes to keeping your home safe. You will never fully understand the importance of security door locks until it is too late, so stay one step ahead and invest in some good-quality (and visible! Burglars hate visible!) deterrents.

Common Sense Works

If you have something expensive, hide it away regardless of if you are in the house or not – you never know who could be entering while you are in another room; statistics show that more burglaries take place in daylight rather than at night like as shown on the movies, so get the stereotype out of your head immediately and be on your guard at all times. Get into the habit of locking doors behind you, and if it’s especially hard to get your door locked then keep in mind that it will be easy for criminals to get in – a hard-to-lock door in terms of physicality often means that the lock is not working properly. Get in with a neighbourhood watch scheme and purchase a house alarm if you don’t have one already. Mix up your daily routine (thieves love routine – it ensures they know that they’re safe and won’t be caught knowing that you’re at the supermarket from 2-3pm every Wednesday) and don’t leave anything to chance. When you are given a good chance you take it, right? Same goes for anybody else, whether their intentions are good or bad. It’s unfortunate but it’s true.

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Protecting What Matters Most: How To Keep Your Home Safe From Any Disaster

Protecting What Matters Most: How To Keep Your Home Safe From Any Disaster

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Your home is the place where you should feel the safest and most secure. It’s more than just bricks and mortar, it’s your own little bubble to escape from the stress and pressures of the world no matter what is happening. You should never feel as though you or your family are unsafe in your own home. Which makes it all the more horrible when something does happen to disrupt that safety. Whether it’s a flood, fire or break-in, anything that makes you feel less safe in your own home can have devastating effects on you and your family. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your home as safe as possible.

Lights

It might sound overly simple, but lights can be one of the best possible defenses against an intruder. Darkness is an intruder’s number one ally. If they have a way to slip into your home undetected, then that’s what they’re going to use. The best thing that you can do is to invest in floodlights for both the front and rear of your home. Not only do they keep your children safe as they ensure you can always seem them, even if they’re in the garden at night, it stops intruders having anywhere to hide. Go to Strictly LED’s for more information; they have a huge stock of LED flood lights to choose from.

An alarm system

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The funny thing about an alarm system is that, if you’re lucky, you’ll never really need it. But nothing is better for giving you and your family the peace of mind that you need than the knowledge that no one is able to get into your home without you knowing. The worst thing about a break-in is often the knowledge that someone else was in your home and you didn’t know it; an alarm system helps you avoid that feeling and will make it far easier to get a good night’s sleep.

Insurance

If something awful does happen, it’s important to make sure that you’re protected. Not only do you need home insurance but it’s a good idea to take out contents insurance as well. Make sure that you’re covered no matter what happens to your home. The last thing you want is for something to happen and then to find out that you’re not covered.

Be prepared

The most important thing to keep safe in your home is, of course, your family. The best way that you can ensure that they are safe is to have clear plans in the event of any problems. Make sure that you all know exactly what to do in the event of a fire or flood. That way you won’t have to worry about everyone panicking and making the situation even worse than it needs to be. This doesn’t mean you should make your family constantly afraid but it’s always better to be prepared than to be caught unawares.

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Securing The Home With Brain Power And A Small Budget

Securing The Home With Brain Power And A Small Budget

In today’s world, the need for security is only becoming more prevalent. The availability of tools and knowledge has made it much easier for criminals to beat traditional systems, and get into homes. Obviously, this is a problem for everyone. But, some of us don’t have the money to invest in high-tech locks and CCTV. So, to help you make your home more secure, this guide will give you some ideas.

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  • Get A Dog

In the past, before dogs were domesticated by humans, they were feral pack animals, known as wolves. Over time, certain wolves realized that they could get scraps of food from humans, in return for scaring away other animals. So, dogs first job with humans was as a security detail, not as companions. And, most dogs will happily perform this duty, today. You don’t need a huge, vicious dog; you can get something that meets the requirements to be with your family. As long as they are from a protective and loyal breed, they will work as a home-guard dog. They are hard-wired to protect their pack. And, once you gain a dog’s trust, it will consider you to be part of it’s pack. Most of the time, a simple bark at the door is enough to deter most criminals. And, if they do actually enter your home, having a dog snarling at them will usually make them flee.

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  • Alarm Systems

Of course, a natural alarm system like a dog isn’t enough for some. So, you need something a little more modern. Alarm systems are generally fairly cheap, and you only have to pay their service charges when you actually use them. Most of these systems can be installed by yourself, with the exception of the main consoles. This reduces their costs massively. Just like hearing a dog barking, seeing an alarm box will deter most burglars. And, if someone does manage to get inside, the police will be called for you. So, with one of these systems, you can rest assured that your house is safe.

  • Leave A Light On

Of course, there is usually a simple solution to most things. And, security is no different. Simply leaving a light on inside your home can deter burglars. Most criminals don’t want to be caught. So, they won’t break into somewhere where they know there’s people. Leaving a light on makes it hard for people to tell if someone is home or not, so, they won’t risk a break in. You can get light fittings that time your lights. So, even if you go away for a long time, you can have lights turn on for you when it gets dark each night.

Home security is more important than ever. So, even if you don’t have much to invest into it, it’s worth doing so. You can’t put a price on your family’s safety and wellbeing, so you can consider anything that you buy in this pursuit to be worthwhile.

Hopefully, this will give you some good ideas to secure your home. It’s worth doing research for yourself, though. This is a complex area, and the types of break in that occur are different from place to place. So, to stay ahead, you need to know what criminals are doing.

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Escape The Worry Of Home Security This Christmas With These Top Tips

Escape The Worry Of Home Security This Christmas With These Top Tips

Home security is obviously something we should be clued up on and aware of all year round. But the festive season just seems to be the time of year when a burglary is at it’s highest. Perhaps this is because many people are absent from their homes more often, visiting people for the holiday season. Or maybe it’s the increase of potentially high priced items being stored ready to be gifted on Christmas day. Whatever the reason, it’s important to ensure we give our homes a health check when it comes to security. Which is why I thought I would share with you the top tips for escaping the worry of home security this festive season.

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Checking your locks on your doors

Our locks on our home are the one thing we don’t change too often. Unless, of course, we are forced to. But old locks can break, and they can also be manipulated by people trying to enter your home without permission. Sometimes it’s worth updating and investing in new lock systems like rekey locks to keep your home secure. After all, it’s the main way our homes are kept locked. Why wouldn’t we check them more often?

Install an alarm system

An alarm system is a noise and visual deterrent. Often just having one of these on the exterior of your property is enough to deter anyone to even try and enter your home. But again, just like our locks an alarm system needs upgrading over the years. So it might be worth considering what is out there on the market. Often these more up to date systems can use video surveillance to add an extra security method.

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Keep your home lit

As the nights are getting darker, it can become very obvious when your home is vacant. At this time of year, you may be out and about quite a lot visiting family and friends. A great tip is to use timers to ensure that lights come on when it gets darker. It works for lamps and even Christmas tree lights.

Don’t put things on show

Another great tip is to ensure that you don’t have things on display. Having flashy gifts and technology on show is just screaming for someone to try and enter your home and steal it.

Consider more modern approaches

These days alarm systems, video surveillances, and even doorbells can all be linked to your smartphone. Allowing you to always be in control of your home. Ensuring that you have the maximum security. There are plenty of options out there to suit all budgets just by doing some research online.

Keep things off social media

Finally, it’s worth remembering to keep your privacy settings high on your social media profiles. We all have a tendency to overshare, at this time of year especially. From recording when you are not at home to broadcasting your latest purchases. Keeping things private on social media stops unwanted eyes knowing your business.

I hope these tips help you keep your home secure at this wonderful time of the year.

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Stylish, Slick & Smart Ways To Secure Your Home

Stylish, Slick & Smart Ways To Secure Your Home

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We’re all trying to obtain a stylish home with the way we treat our décor, but some elements are more glamorous than others. We can’t afford to take security for granted in favor of creating a more stylish appearance. But, there are a few stylish, slick and smart ways to combine the two in the process.

No, you don’t have to be stuck with ugly-looking CCTV cameras and bars on the windows. With a few hints from us, you’ll be able to enhance both the security and stylish nature of your home decor.

Timed Lighting

We’re heading into the winter months now, and the nights are getting darker. You might not think it, but this can present a variety of welcome opportunities for criminals. It allows them to see who is taking refuge inside their houses, and who isn’t. So, the best way to get around this issue is to trick them! Timed lighting systems can be tailored to your needs to turn on when necessary. It’s a smart system that will make any criminal feel uneasy.

Doorbell Camera

For years, we’ve secured our front doors in a variety of ways. We’ve often used safety locks to half-open the door before letting someone in, but this isn’t particularly practical. Nowadays, technology has made door-answering a much safer and more stylish prospect. Cameras can be fitted to the doorbell, providing instant visuals to the person inside the home. And, as noted at security camera system pro doorbell cameras, there are lots of options available.

Mirror Placement

Security can take many forms, and mirrors can help in almost every instance. The way in which you place your mirrors can help you to spot potential intruders outside the home. The same goes for people inside it, who might be wary of running to the bathroom in their birthday suit! In order to benefit from additional safety both inside and outside the home, mirror placement should be considered. The type of mirrors you buy is up to you!

Hidden CCTV

It’s always a good idea to have CCTV in and around your home. But, as we mentioned earlier, it can have an effect on the decor you’ve implemented along the way. So, why not go with a hidden CCTV solution? Cameras can now be fitted in a variety of places to provide real-time monitoring from a hidden location. It won’t do anything to your décor, and you’ll still benefit from the security you need.

Secret Safes

What about your most valuable possessions? You need to protect them in the event of a robbery, and the best way to do so is in the form of a safe. But, safes are often big and bulky, and they don’t lend to a stylish look. However, there are safes on the market that also can be hidden, so much so that you’d never know they were there. Not only is this an obviously fantastic way of storing your stuff, but it’s also a very smart way of doing it. If you trust your nearest and dearest to view it, they’re bound to be impressed!

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