Home security can come in many different forms. What is consistent, is the desire to protect your home to limit loss or damage. Preventative measures can be enforced to ensure that you have peace of mind when it comes to protecting your home.
There are several ways in which this can be achieved, let’s explore the top 3 threats and solutions.
The weather in the UK is often unpredictable. This is due to several factors, including conflicting weather fronts caused by exposure to 5 different air masses, including arctic, polar, and tropical. This leads to the UK experiencing thunderstorms, rainfall, and steadily increasing temperatures.
The most prominent risk is flooding. When it comes to floods, 1 in 6 homes in the UK are at risk, making it more likely for you to be flooded than burgled. Using appropriate flood defences and prevention, are vital in home security measures. An effective method of protection is flood barriers, which reduce the chances of water damage.
There are several ways to actively keep your home more secure and prevent theft. The key is making sure you are not making your property any more appealing than it already is. Let’s explore the top 3 security measures:
Secure Windows And Doors
As simple as it sounds, ensure you check and double-check your windows and doors. Thieves often look for an ajar window and turn door handles to try their luck. This is also true of car doors and windows. By taking an extra moment to double-check, you can save yourself the stress of burglary.
Leaving Lights On
A well-lit household is an indication of movement and people. This alone can be enough to prevent thieves and ensure the security of your home. Make sure that lights are visibly on within your household, to ensure home security.
As an added precaution, you may also consider sensor-operated external lights. These will turn on as they detect movement and deter thieves from approaching your property.
Remove Property From View
Ladders, tools, and even laptops on display can be enticing to potential thieves. When it comes to the exterior of your property, ensure that any equipment is well hidden or locked away. This deters thieves from your home and makes it increasingly difficult for them to enter your property. This also applies to your interior. If your windows and curtains are left open, it is best to keep any valuables out of sight.
Online Security Breaches
Securing your home from online attacks is increasingly important. From our personal devices, online breaches in data can lead to valuable information being stolen. Here are some tips for keeping on top of your cybersecurity:
Do not click on email links you are unsure of
Regularly change your passwords, using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters
Check the devices connected to your home WiFi network
Use a firewall to protect your computer from viruses