The holidays are just around the corner and many of us will be travelling far from home to spend time with family. It’s important to make sure your house is safe before you leave and extra attention should be paid to the non-obvious security weak points.
We all know that we have to lock our front doors and windows before going away, but did you know some of the most common security weak points actually include the non-obvious spots, like patio doors or cellar windows.
See how to secure your home before heading off for holiday this summer!
Secure Back Doors/Patio Doors
Statistics show that burglars often enter homes through back doors, as it’s less risky than trying to get in through the front doors. This is why it’s important to invest in high security front doors with multi-lock systems and sturdy construction. It’s always important not only to have good locks on your doors but also on your windows.
Invest In Video Doorbell or CCTV Security System
If you live in an area with a lot of crime, then it might be best to invest in a video doorbell or a home security system as well. These systems can provide an extra layer of protection by alerting you when there has been any movement outside and inside your house. The majority of burglars will try to get into a home during the daytime because they know people are gone from their homes for long periods of time during these hours which makes them easier targets.
Keep Valuables Out Of Sight
One of the easiest ways of preventing opportunistic burglars targeting your home is by keeping valuables out of sight and away from windows. Burglars love to steal valuable items like jewellery, cash, and expensive electronics so if they don’t see any then they move on to an easier target. Make sure these items are always locked up or hidden somewhere in your house where burglars can’t find them!
Burglary is a huge problem in the United Kingdom. In fact, it’s one of the most common crimes. It’s not hard to understand why burglars commit this crime: they know that many people don’t take proper safety measures to protect their home and valuables from burglary. We hope some of these tips will prove helpful in securing your home and will keep your mind at ease whilst on holiday. If you’re unsure about the security of your doors and windows, contact QBD and we will be happy to help you secure your home with one of the best and most secure doors and windows on the market!