Get ready for National Home Security Month with Chigwell. We give you advice on how to protect your home against intruders.
With National Security Month taking place in October, it’s never been more important to protect your home. First launched in 2013, the campaign is designed to offer advice and support to homeowners about how to protect family, loved ones, and their possessions.
At Chigwell Window Centre, we believe your home should be a place where you can feel secure. National Security Month offers preventative measures against intruders, resulting in increased safety over time. In this article, we will discuss how to bolster your home security, giving methods that will protect you for years. Read on to find out more.
Your security lock will suffer from wear and tear over time, however, there is a simple trick that will solve it. Use a £1 coin which helps test if your cylinder needs replacing for a secure and improved lock. If the cylinder protrudes more than the depth of the coin, this results in the lock being snapped and easily broken into. It is an easy trick that determines if your home is vulnerable to attackers, giving you peace of mind.
If your home is surrounded by a fence, it is essential to fix it tightly. This is an easy point for attackers to break an entry, especially in the colder winter months when the weather gets darker. It is important to protect your garden. A small crack is an easy way for opportunistic thieves to get into. However, there are ways to combat this.
If your old fence panels are broken or falling apart, repair them and any wooden gates. This ensures they are sturdy and fitted with a weatherproof padlock which stays durable against the worst conditions. Ensure your home is safe all year round.
Burglars have the freedom to move unseen during darker nights as they are less likely to get spotted. A burglar light is a visible way of preventing this issue. A security light that is fitted on top of your door will turn on as soon as someone is in sight, exposing the intruder.
A light at the front of the house acts as a deterrent, creating a strong presence. When the intruder comes within line of sight, the light turns on, alerting you and your neighbours. A Smart light comes with a timer that lets homeowners set a customised schedule that fits their lifestyle.
At Chigwell, our front doors are some of the most secure on the market. They are available in aluminium and uPVC alongside secure double glazing. The thick panes of glass will stand firm against any robust knocks, ensuring the door won’t break easily.
Double glazing and multi point locking systems are fitted on all our front doors. This will enhance your home’s security, making sure it is stable against any break ins. What’s more, it is essential to regularly update the security on the front door. For example, choosing a new cylinder is a cost effective way to improve your security if you are on a budget. One option is the Platinum 3 Star cylinder which offers high level protection that lasts for years. It is vital to lock all your front doors and windows at night which reduces the chance of anyone breaking in.
With technology being a prominent part of your front door, increase your protection with a Smart security lock. Homeowners can monitor their door from anywhere, enabling them to see who is near the property. This is controlled by a Smart lock, fob key, and a PIN code, ensuring plenty of convenience in homeowners’ lives.
A burglar alarm is an easy way to keep your family safe. Installed at the front of the door, it gives homeowners peace of mind. Motion sensors are activated, triggering an alarm that notifies when an intruder is on
the property. This will alert you and your neighbours of any break ins. Modern burglar alarms let you choose when you will activate the alarm. It helps deter a potential burglary before it even happens, so you and your family stay safe.
We hope this article has helped give you tips on how to keep your home secure during National Security Month. With modern burglary techniques on the rise, we believe these methods will help you prevent any break ins.
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