When it comes to protecting your home I bet you think about all the expensive technology available today in the form of intruder alarm systems which will automatically contact the police, high intensity security lights and fully working high quality CCTV camera systems. All this security will add up to hundreds or even thousands of pounds.
But what if you don’t have much money to spend on home security? There are many other ways to protect your home which won’t cost a fortune.
No Installation Charge
Alarm systems are your best deterrent against crime and they don’t need to be costly. Our fully wireless systems start at around £100 and can be fitted easily by anybody in a couple of hours. By fitting an alarm system yourself you can save the added expense of paying an engineer to carry out the work.
Solar powered security such as security lights are very simple to fit and have their own source of power. These type of lights come complete with their very own solar panel which eliminates the need for you pay an electrician to wire them into a mains power supply. Once they are fitted they cost absolutely nothing to run.
Fitting a decoy burglar alarm siren box or dummy CCTV surveillance camera to the outside of your home will be just as effective at making a potential intruder think twice about targeting your home as the real thing but will cost a fraction of the price!
FREE home security tips
Inside the Home
- Lock all windows and doors before going to bed, spend time in your garden or when you leave the house. Opportunist thieves will often enter a house through an unsecured entrance.
- If you have an alarm system, remember to ‘arm’ it every time you go out.
- Hide your house and car keys in a safe place. If an intruder does gain access to your home they will look for your car keys and may steal your car.
- Keep your valuables out of sight from outside your home. It’s very easy for thieves to look through your windows.
- Add passwords to all your computers, smart phones and tablets etc. If the worst does happen and they are stolen they then cannot be used by anyone else.
- Only keep minimal amounts of cash at home.
- Join a neighbourhood watch scheme. A strong community can be a secure community.
Outside the Home
- Lock all garden tools including ladders securely away in your shed or garage.
- Keep your garden tidy as this will reduce the chance of somebody hiding there.
- Never leave a spare key under a mat or plant pot. This is the first place an intruder will look.
- Always put packaging of new and expensive goods in the bin not next to it as this advertises to thieves what goods you have.
- If you go on holiday ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your home whilst you are away.
- Never post on social network sites such as Facebook that you are going on holiday as it could easily be read by someone who will target your home.
- Cancel any newspapers which you would normally have delivered before you go away.