Are You Ready for National Home Security Month?
With the darker evenings lengthening;
As the clocks 'fall' back, Allan Tofield of Richmond Home Improvement Co, gives a timely annual reminder to ensure that your home is as secure as possible.
"With the wide range of wifi cameras and products available these days, most people have some kind of digital technology in place to protect their home.
"Video doorbells and alarms can be used as a deterrent but will only alert you to a danger in your home. Make sure they are fully charged (if rechargeable)
"It's important to identify any weak spots in your home," says Allan. "You should consider all access points and evaluate existing security measures you currently have in place.
"Another security breach is leaving a key outside, in case friends or family need access to your house. Thieves are aware than many people do this and are always on the lookout for places where keys may be stored, or they may learn of the whereabouts from idle chat. A keysafe, keyless lock (combination)
Locks and Handles
Allan says, "Homeowners should look for accredited products offering designs that have been vigorously tested to reduce the risk of a breakage.
"It is important to replace broken locks or doors that aren't as strong as they one were, as this creates another deterrent for a burglar.
"Sometimes burglars actually don't have to try too hard and can often find access through unlocked doors and windows, so be sure to replace yours if they're not in good shape or locking securely.
"Finally, be aware of what you give away on your social media. Be careful when updating your status, uploading pictures which show where you are or letting your friends know when you're going to be on holiday; if your profile security is not set to private, anyone can access your day to day life when you publish it – not just friends"
To see how Richmond can help you ensure your home is safe, visit their website at www.doubleglazingdorset.com or contact their friendly team on 0800 614102.
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Richmond Home Improvement Co Ltd