We all want to live in a world that’s safe and go about our daily lives without the threat of being hurt or frightened, especially when we’re raising our children. But sometimes we have to apply a little bit of self-preservation in order to feel 100% comfortable and happier at home. And by this, I mean making our homes a little less appealing to burglars and opportunist thieves.
The idea of a stranger breaking into your home, searching through and stealing your hard earned possessions is something that strikes fear into all of us. But don’t worry, here I’ve rounded up the top 5 tips that will make your home less appealing to burglars and hopefully, give you a little peace of mind.
Advertise Your Security Measures
Signs can make your house look beautiful and add some serious kerb appeal – check out these custom driveway signs for some ideas – but as well as advertising your house name or number, you could try advertising your security measures. Everything from – No soliciting, to a CCTV warning and even Beware of the Dog. All these signs will certainly make any potential thief think twice before trying their luck. So, they’re a good investment that’s also kind to your wallet.
Think Like A Thief
Take an afternoon to go around your home and think like a thief. Try to imagine how you could/would gain access into your property. That clearly broken burglar alarm, that faulty garden gate, the bedroom window that you always leave open…if you try to think like a thief then you’ll notice things that need to change.
Check Your Doors and Windows
We all quickly lock up before we head out. But are your doors and windows actually locked securely? If your home has older doors and windows then they could easily be compromised, you could be making it even easier for a potential thief if any locks are faulty. If you’re unsure, speak to your local locksmith about how you can improve the security of your doors and windows.
Keep Your Outdoor Space Clear
An old ladder, garden furniture, tools – even toys! We often leave a lot of things in the garden. So if the access to your outside space is pretty straightforward then you’re running the risk of loosing items. However, things like ladders, chairs and tables should always be put away properly when not in use, as they can be used to gain access to the upper floors of your property! You also need to keep
ontop of your garden maintenance, as thieves will have no problem hiding in your overgrown garden while you try to spot who was hanging around outside.
As mentioned above, thieves need places to hide, where they won’t be seen. Especially if they’re checking out a property. So, don’t give them anywhere to hide. Invest in some good outdoor lighting – solar powered lights or even motion detector lights in the darker areas of your garden.
What measures do you take to secure your home?