Home Security Tips

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Top Home Security Tips from Safe Simple Secure

In addition to installing a reliable CCTV system and intruder alarm system, there are lots of other simple security measures you can implement to keep your home secure and safe from burglary.

  • Keep doors and windows and side gates locked at all times.

  • Make it look like someone is at home by keeping lights on when you are not in. You can use timing switches or leave music or the television on.

  • Divert your landline to your mobile and don’t post your location on social media.

  • Keep the grounds and external area of your property neat and tidy. The lawn should be cut regularly, the garden kept tidy and any waste removed.

  • Make sure fences around the perimeter of your property are in good condition.

  • Install good external security lighting.

  • Hide house keys and car keys from your front door area or near your letterbox, as these can be hooked using a device through the letterbox.

  • Remove valuable items from view, especially around windows.

  • Keep ladders and tools stored away as these can be used for burglars to gain access to your property.

  • If you are getting building/construction work done to your home keep the outside of your house neat and tidy, don’t leave boxes for new items purchased like TV’s, stereos visible and hide copper pipes.

  • Keep an eye out for tape on your lock.  A burglar’s trick is to leave some tape on your lock which if not broken is a sign you are not home.

  • Keep an eye out for markings on your pavement outside your house.  This is another sign that your home is a target and being watched.

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