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How visibility affects your house security

Co-op Insurance surveyed 2000 UK residents about house security in their properties. It turned out that 28% take no action to protect their homes from criminals.

how visibility affects your house security

From the thief’s point of view

In the same survey, twelve ex-thieves were asked what deterred them the most from breaking into someone's house. It turns out that burglars are opportunists as they rarely attempt “difficult” and time-consuming break-ins. Most of them find a surveillance camera the most deterrent; burglars also list dog barking as one of the aspects of house security measures which discourages them from breaking in.

Further, such measures as solid doors, a TV turned on, closed UPVC windows, a car parked in the driveway, and lighting activated by motion sensors were mentioned as effective in terms of keeping the thief away from your house – even more effective than an alarm!

Homeowners – stay vigilant!

According to the survey, 50% of the respondents sleep with the windows open and 24% do not close the door while at home. 20% of respondents post photos of their holidays online, thus showing potential burglars that their homes may be empty.

As a homeowner, you should stay vigilant and take protective measures to strengthen your house security in advance to avoid having your property robbed.

If your house is shrouded in the dark, burglars are likely to attempt a break-in; this is why you should make your property visible. For example, you can decide on standing lamps or LED garden sconces. A garden lamp with a motion sensor is an energy-saving solution that will effectively protect your home.

An overrun lamp that can be built into almost any surface is also quite popular.

One more practical solution is motion detectors that will turn on the light when someone actually tries to break into your property. However, you need to adapt the appropriate device to different zones: one will be used in a larger space in the garden, another at the entrance to the house, and another – in the interior.

Asking your local locksmith services about smart security solutions which will enable you to see the property from anywhere in the world is also a great way to go.

SPESH Tooting Locksmith offers professional house security upgrades services in Tooting, SW17.

No matter whether you’re looking to add extra security to your home or office or you just need a replacement locksmith in Tooting will be there if and when you need me.

When you need security locks fitted to your property or home call Tooting Locksmith. We will be with you within 30-60 minutes of receiving your call. We  will arrive with a fully equipped vehicle that carries plenty of locks, lock barrels and lock mechanisms in stock ready to be fitted. We take your security seriously and want to help you improve the locks at your home.

We offer security enhancements, free house security surveys, improving security in and around your house services in Tooting and surrounding areas.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/18/former-burglars-barking-dogs-cctv-best-deterrent

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