The internet has changed many things, and that includes home security.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made it easy to connect pretty much any device so that it can be remotely controlled, transforming the world of security – and not just commercially.
Home security systems are more sophisticated than ever with remote controls for door locks, lights, cameras and alarms. It has made it simple to monitor your home from anywhere.
If improving your home security is on your list of things to do this year, then make a start by reviewing your current situation. Are your windows and doors secure? Do you have a working intruder alarm? Is it time to install exterior motion-sensor lighting or even CCTV?
For the period of October 2016 to September 2017, a breakdown in crime from Hampshire Constabulary showed 10,789 incidents of burglary. The figure from Surrey Police for the same period was 6181. Thames Valley Police recorded 13,725 burglaries.
However, it’s important not to get complacent. Police UK reports the following:
Yale is one of the most respected names in the locking industry, and there’s a reason for that. Yale British Standard products are backed by the police and insurance companies as well as Secured by Design accredited.
From door locks and home alarms to CCTV systems and IP cameras, Yale products have been tested to the highest levels of reliability and durability under attack. They also come with a consumer guarantee against faulty workmanship, materials and function to give you peace of mind.
To deter an intruder from trying to prise open a window, you can fit a contact alarm that will emit an alert when force is used to break in via a window.
However, an alarm like this can’t detect the difference between a window being opened rather than being forced. Instead, glass break sensors can be used to raise the alarm at the sound of breaking glass.
For ultimate window protection, you can use contact alarms and sensors together.
For retailers, there’s a balance between making stores a welcoming venue for customers while at the same time protecting staff and goods.
However, security features for retail premises can be discreetly installed to ensure that they don’t impact on your day-to-day trading activities - inconspicuous intruder alarms, CCTV and access control can all be used to help protect your business from theft and other malicious activities.