For many of us, the New Year brings with it a whole bunch of resolutions which we try (and often fail) to keep. Whether it’s losing weight, eating healthier or just doing some maintenance around the house, we set ourselves these goals in the hopes of improving our lives in some way or another. When it comes to choosing what your New Year’s resolutions for 2020 will be, have you considered adding improving your home security to your list? After all, what is more important than ensuring your family’s safety and security for the year ahead?
As crime rates continue to rise in our country, we find ourselves more and more vulnerable, whether at home or when we’re out. This means that it has never been more important than now to ensure that you have the best possible security at home.
Here are some tips to improve your home’s security:
- Install expandable security doors
Doors are often the first point of entry for burglars who are trying to break into your home. Installing expandable security doors, especially ones with a Slam-Lock feature, will give your home a much-needed additional layer of security.
- Install burglar bars or security shutters on your windows
Installing burglar bars or security shutters on your windows can be an excellent way of burglar-proofing your home as it prevents those windows from becoming easy access points. This will make your home much more difficult for burglars to access, which may deter them from targeting your home in the first place.
- Keep your valuables out of sight
Visible valuables automatically make a home a target for potential burglars. Ensuring that your
valuables are always out of sight and, if possible, locked away – is a simple and easy way to help
improve your home’s security for the year ahead.
- Get armed response in case of an emergency
We live in a country where you can’t always rely on the police for automatic assistance in the case of an emergency such as a home invasion. By getting armed response, you can give you and your family peace of mind that, in the case of an emergency, you will get fast assistance from your private security company.
- Install visible security cameras
Security cameras are not only an excellent way to enable you to monitor what is happening on your property and who is at your gate but having visible security cameras can also deter potential burglars.
- Install an electric fence
Your wall is your first line of defence against a home invasion, so why not look at installing an electric fence to boost your wall – and your home’s – security.
- Create a safe-zone
Ensure your family’s safety in case of an emergency by creating a designated safe-zone that is easily accessible from all areas of your home where your family can gather in the case of a break-in. Ensure that your safe-zone has additional security measures installed, such as expandable security doors, with slam-lock features, to separate it from the rest of your home.
Whether it’s to ensure your family’s safety or just to give you that little bit of peace of mind for the year ahead, improving your home security is one New Years resolution that you really can’t afford not to keep.