Did you know that burglaries spike by up to 25% in the autumn months? In the past, insurance claims due to burglary have gone up by 45% on Bonfire Night alone.
After 35+ years providing security services to London homeowners, I help too many people AFTER they have become a victim of burglary.
That’s why each year Security Masters supports National Home Security Month. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the most effective ways to keep your home and your family safe.
One of our favourite resources is the Home Security Checklist This is a quick and effective way to survey your house to see how secure you are.
How secure is your home? Read on to find out more.
When Was the Last Time You Checked Your Security?
If your house is anything like mine, everyone is constantly coming and going, busy with work and hectic social lives. In the chaos of family life, home security is often the last thing on your mind. But shorter days and darker nights mean that it’s essential you know your home is secure. It’s far better to take some time now to check your security, than have to deal with the expense and upset of clearing up after a burglary.
Simple Steps to Secure Your Home
Checking your home security doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, taking a simple measure such as checking the locks on your front door is one of the most effective things you can do to improve the security of your home. Did you know a massive 74% of burglars use the main door to access the properties they target?
Ensuring your property is well-lit is another way to deter burglars. Lights controlled by motion sensors are better deterrents than leaving lights on all the time. And CCTV is not only one of the best deterrents around, it’s also much more affordable than you think.
Plus, simply making sure you keep your front door locked all the time and checking doors and windows are secure when you go out are two of the best ways to keep burglars out.
Home Security Audit
If you want to find out more about how to check the security of your home, why not download the NHSM Home Security Checklist? You’ll find more simple tips about making sure your property is well-secured.
And if you need more help and advice, at Security Masters we offer a free, no-obligation security audit where we check your home and suggest the best ways to make it more secure. We’d much rather help you secure your property before you become a victim of burglary than help you clear up afterwards. Download the checklist today and contact us to find out how we can help you.