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?
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.
Home automation is all about being able to take electronic control of household devices. This could be anything from clocks and computers to kettles and washing machines.
Smart houses and home automation have transformed the world of security by connecting locks, lights, alarms and surveillance equipment to the internet. The result is improved property protection for homeowners who are able to increase security at the touch of a button or by voice command.
Each year, one in seven households has something stolen from their garden according to crime statistics.
It’s hardly surprising, as a typical garden can often have up to £5,000 of goods on display if you take into account table and chairs, barbecues, water features and expensive shrubs.
Two 6ft bay trees that cost £200 each were recently removed from one garden while Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire now only keeps its rare snowdrops (street value £100) on limited display as they have had so many stolen.
About *60% of burglaries occur when there is nobody at home
Before you can relax on your holiday, you need the peace of mind of knowing your home is safe in your absence. From securing windows and doors to cancelling the milk, here are a few points to consider.
If the entrance to your home is below street level and concealed from view, it can cause security issues as intruders will have a degree of privacy when they check out your property.
Fortunately, there are a number of different ways you can improve the security of your basement flat.