Your home is your personal haven, isn’t it? It is the first place where you and your family go to feel safe and sound. And it is the last place which you would ever like to think is subject to an unwanted intruder.
But these things do happen. Did you know that It’s a scary figure, so here are 6 top tips to improve the security of your home.
At Chigwell Window Centre we recognise that it is one of the top elements that burglars will see as an easy entry-target to your home, which is why our products provide homeowners with outstanding levels of home security.
Boasting Secured by Design (SBD) accredited multi-point locking systems for double glazing security, all our windows and doors excel when it comes to protecting your home against any attempts at forced entry. Get in touch with our team – they would love to help you.
Smart technology has boomed over the last few years; from Google Nest to Ring Video Doorbells, there is a multitude of products available to give you and your family peace of mind. Acting as a deterrent to burglars, home security systems are a breeze to put in place, a doddle to administer and a reassurance for peace of mind.
What is even better is that you can put them anywhere and everywhere in your house, from your to make sure that all angles of your home is covered.
With burglars commonly using a front door or window to break into a property, it is no surprise that security is the main reason homeowners replace them. Have you noticed your old door looking a bit worse for wear? Or perhaps your old windows are looking weathered and worn?
“Yes!” we hear you say. These are all tell-tale signs that it is time to replace your front door and windows. We understand the importance of high-quality products, which is why all our front doors and windows comply with the latest building regulations for security and have been rigorously tested for peace of mind.
From composite front doors to aluminium front doors, our front doors boast multi-point locking systems as standard and the option for reinforced glass. Ultimately, the importance of a good quality front door is paramount. What is even better is that our front doors provide sound protection against intruders via their endorsement by the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Secured by Design initiative. But which material is best for a front door? That is entirely down to personal preference.
Are you a bit guilty of leaving your expensive valuables on display in your lounge? Or even leaving your handbag containing your prized possessions by your front door where you left it from the day before? Do not worry – we all have this bad habit.
But let us all try to make a conscious effort not to do this. If your home does not look as if it has lots to steal then simply putting your valuables away out of sight can be enough to prevent burglars from targeting your home.
Is it obvious when you are on holiday or away from home? Is the drive empty, and the house silent? Here at Chigwell Window Centre, we understand that a lot of us are working people from Monday through to Friday, leaving our houses empty for eight hours or more a day.
This is why we would recommend going back to basics. If there is a car that you and your family do not use, put this on your front drive. Or leave one of your lights on – we would recommend your lounge light – and the radio on. Doing these simple actions will encourage burglars to think that someone is in the house, preventing them from viewing your house as a hotspot to burgle.
Like your house, your home Wi-Fi network should be as secure as your home. It should be a system for your private, encrypted data and should be the last place that you worry about intrusive breaches and prying eyes on your personal data.
This is why we would suggest making your home Wi-Fi network secure so that only you, your family and those with the password will be able to use it.
Chigwell Window Centre specialise in high-quality aluminium bi-fold doors and aluminium windows fabrication and installation. A smooth journey is all part of the service here at Chigwell Window Centre, as we fully understand how crucial it is for a quick turnaround.
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