Home security doesn’t have to mean spending thousands on turning your house or apartment into an impenetrable fortress. With the latest tech it’s now much more about controlling who should and shouldn’t be in your home than it is about bars and barricades, but there are some simple things that everyone can do to lessen the likelihood that you’ll ever experience the gut wrenching feeling of a break in.
Criminals, like rivers, follow the easiest path so keep them away from your home by removing the easy option. Locked doors and windows are a must and may mean you are lower on the list but what will really help is making small changes that work together as a deterrent.
Burglars aren’t superhuman, 99.9% aren’t evil geniuses but some are career criminals and they know what to look for when planning their next job. The first rule you need to remember is ‘Don’t make it easy’.
Don’t make it easy.
- Have strong locks and use the chain or deadbolt when you are in the home
- Join your neighbourhood watch
- Get a security device that can deter and repel intruders – I hear Cocoon is great!
You don’t have to dig a moat…
- Lock external doors and windows
- Have good external lighting
- Cut back overgrown vegetation to remove hiding places
- Collect your mail
Out of sight, out of mind.
- Keep valuables in a strong box, safe or simply out of plain view where possible
- If avoidable don’t display valuable items for passing opportunists to see
Invest in detection and take back control
- Again, Neighbourhood watch = early warning and eye witnesses
- HD video recording means you’ll stand a better chance of prosecuting or recovering your property
- Smart home security like Cocoon alerts you when unusual events take place so you can contact the Police and act immediately to keep you and your loved ones safe.