New technology means that your home can be more secure than ever before, whether you’re away a lot, are worried about your neighborhood or you would just prefer some extra peace of mind and home.
From high-end security systems to automatic timers to motion sensors, there has never been a better time to think about how you can make your home a little more secure.
Motion Sensor Lights
One easy and smart way to make your home more secure is to get motion sensor lights, which will fill the area with light when triggered. You can get solar powered ones to cut down on energy costs and they are perfect for scaring off potential intruders. If you have a garage, big garden or side entrances, install motion sensor lights there for extra security.
Install a home security system
Home security systems can range from simple alarms to highly advanced systems, it is up to you to decide how much you want to invest in your homes security. Look at different options available to you online and choose a system that will cover your whole home. Look for connectivity so that you can sync up your devices and create a smart home too. Some security systems also have location sensors that know when you leave the home because of your phone’s GPS system.
Another great way to make your home more secure is to use timers to make it look like there is someone in the property. You can get smart plugs, smart lights and some home security systems have in built timers too. This way if you are on holiday or away on business you can set timers to make it look like you are at home, putting off any potential intruders.
Get security cameras
Security cameras are a great way of both putting burglars off and for catching them. Some security systems already include cameras, but you can buy them on their own too. You can also get smart cameras which you can log into via a mobile app, so you can check in at home when you are away.
Choose a Secure Rental Property
If you live in a rental property, look for buildings which have extra security features like CCTV, a 24-hour concierge and electronic fobs or a camera intercom for access. Property developers like RW Invest know how important security is to modern tenants, so their developments all feature high tech security measures.
Though these are smart ways to make your home more secure, we’re going to briefly look at some not-so-smart mistakes that could potentially put your property at risk. Having a house key under a doormat or plat pot is never a good idea, it is the first place someone would look. If you are worried about always losing your keys, keep a spare in your car or in your handbag or give one to a trusted neighbour or friend nearby. Simple things like always locking your door, having a deadbolt, drawing curtains at night and locking your windows are still essential.