A thief attempting to break into someone's home by using a crowbar to prise open the window

Simple Home Security Tips to Help Protect Your Property

At Matrix Fire & Security, we understand just how important your home security is to you. As Christmas approaches, the sad truth is that home break-ins increase. To make sure that you’re protected against unwelcome visitors who are intent on gaining access to your property, simply follow our home security tips.

Check Your Home

Sometimes the simplest first step is just to look. Inspect the exterior of your home for any clear signs of weakness. Is there an easily climbable drain pipe? Some loose wood that could be pulled off to gain entry? A backdoor that can be accessed that you never quite remember to lock? By trying to put yourself in the position of someone attempting to get into your house, you might find that you spot some easy entry points that need fixing before you even move on to investing in home security systems.

Exterior Lighting

Any form of exterior lighting for your property will be a deterrent to thieves, as by nature they don’t want to be seen! However, it is well documented that light sensors are more effective than timed lights simply because it draws attention to something happening when it shouldn’t be. As with many home security tips, it’s more about deterring the thief than catching them at it.

Home Security Systems

There are a range of security systems available for protecting your home, and the style you choose will depend on the size of your home, the extent of your valuables, and your area. We are able to advise you on this if you’re not sure. Keep in mind that home security systems act as a great deterrent for thieves, but you also want to ensure that they will be effective against any burglars who aren’t deterred by seeing the security box outside of your property. Speaking to a specialist will guarantee that you’ve got the right security system for your home.

Check Your Fencing

If you already have fencing surrounding your property, make sure that it is intact and has no gaps or broken sections. Generally, it is advised that your fencing still allows people to see the property, otherwise it provides a perfect hiding spot for would-be thieves. We have a range of fencing options and can advise you on the best options for your home.

Reinforce Your Glass

An easy way into your property is to smash the glass panel of a door and then reach in to open the door. It’s so important to reinforce your glass if you have this style of door. You should also reinforce your windows, and install locks on each of them that allow you to keep the key out of the lock.

Be Neighbourly

Sometimes, your best home security protection is those around you. By investing time in your neighbourhood watch, the welfare of your neighbours, and the local community, you ensure that any threats to your property’s security will be quickly halted or reported.

  

By following these home security tips, you can be confident that you’re taking the right steps to protect your property. If you’re concerned about the security of your home or business property, contact Matrix Fire & Security on 0800 080 6804 and discuss your options with a member of our highly experienced team. We have extensive experience in the sale, installation, and maintenance of a range of security systems and options, and are happy to provide you with all of the advice you need.

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