Home security should be your top priority as break-ins are rife at the moment, with burglars striking ever 27 seconds. Here are simple steps to take to add extra security to your home.
Inspect & Secure Doors
You must inspect all exterior doors and check that the door frames are strong, hinges are protected and that the mail-slot isn’t close enough to the lock, allowing a criminal to unlock your front door. Here are a few ways to secure your doors:
Lock All Windows
Windows are the second most popular entry point for burglars as manufacturer latches on windows aren’t always effective and can be flimsy. Upgrade your window security with locks or key-operated levers. Other ways to reinforce your windows include:
- Window security film
- Install glass break sensors
- Window bars
Update your Windows
Another way you can improve security in your home is to upgrade your windows. Many home break-ins happen because the entrance points of the home are old and easy to break. Make sure that you choose good quality windows that are double glazed and have substantial locks.
uPVC windows are the most popular choice when it comes to installing high-quality windows, as they are versatile and can come in many styles and colours.
Install Extra Lights
Make sure you have lighting installed in your front and back garden. Criminals don’t like to be in the spotlight, so having outdoor lighting installed will instantly make them stand out and make them skittish. We recommend installing motion-activated lights.
Lock Down Wi-Fi
Your wireless network is a gateway to confidential information such as finance and person matters. You must secure your wireless router, enable WPA, rename and hide home network, use a firewall and create a strong password.
This will prevent hackers from accessing your Wi-Fi information and stealing your information. Click here for 5 ways to secure Wi-Fi network.