Are you worried about crime levels near you? Latest data tells us that crime levels are creeping up follow the significant drops seen during lockdown. If you’re looking for steps you can take to protect your home; we can help. There are several things that you can do at home to reduce the risk of falling victim to crime.

Be sure to properly secure all entry points to your home, including doors and windows. Ensure that all entry points to your home, such as doors and windows, are secure and have sturdy locks. Consider adding additional security measures such as motion-activated lights and landscaping that deters intruders.

Home Security Systems

Consider installing a home security system, including cameras and alarms. Having a home security system can provide peace of mind and an added layer of protection for your home and loved ones. Security cameras can be a great way to deter potential burglars and capture any suspicious activity around your home. Look for cameras with high resolution and night vision capabilities for optimal visibility. Burglar alarms can alert you and authorities to any potential break-ins or other emergencies. Consider a system that includes both audible alarms and notifications to your phone or other devices. Some systems also offer additional features, such as motion sensors, smart home integration, and remote access and control.

You can also join a neighbourhood watch scheme or community group to increase vigilance in your area. Additionally, avoid leaving valuable items visible from the outside and consider using timers for lights and other electronics to give the impression that someone is always home.

Extra steps to take if you’re worried about crime levels

It’s always important to take steps to protect your home from potential crime. Here are a few more tips to consider:

  • Keep your garden and any outdoor areas well-maintained and lit. This can help to deter burglars who may be looking for an easy target.
  • If you have a garage, make sure that it is secure and that the door is always closed when not in use. As your security provider about linking your home alarm to any outbuildings you have. If you keep your car in the garage, don’t leave any valuables in it.
  • Be careful about what you post on social media. If you’re going away on holiday, don’t advertise the fact on your public profiles. This can alert potential burglars that your home is empty and an easy target. If you’re going to be away from your home for an extended period of time, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to keep an eye on things for you. They can collect your mail, water your plants, and generally make it look like someone is still at home.

Protect your home with a comprehensive home security system fully installed by local security experts Keybury Fire and Security. All our home security surveys are free of charge and can be easily booked online or by speaking with a member of our team on 01535 661197.