Possessions cost money, whether they are in your home or your business, so it’s vitally important to adequately secure them whenever you leave the premises. Even though you may have fully insured all your belongings, it’s extremely distressing to be the target of a break in so it’s something that should be avoided at all costs.
It can be extremely difficult to put off the most determined thieves, but there are a number of things you can do to minimise the risk, all of which are simple but very effective approaches and ones which won’t take too long to implement. Of course, who are we to offer expert tips and tricks and, as such, we’ve teamed up with Edwardes Bros.
Ensure You’ve Got Good Quality Locks On Your Doors
One of the most obvious security measures is to fit good quality 5 lever locks to all external doors. This will make it harder to force the door open rather than rely on a poor quality flimsy yale lock to keep the door secure.
Install Security Lighting
Make sure you also install some form of security lighting on your premises; particularly round the back to discourage break ins. Try the Timeguard PIR bulkhead light which has an 8 metre range and 110 degrees detection area. It comes with an adjustable “light on” time and a light level control as well, or you could go for the Timeguard Dusk to Dawn Bulkhead instead.
This economical outdoor light will help deter burglars via the twin 20w energy saving bulbs and is powerful enough to light up a large area of your building. It’s manufactured from sturdy materials and comes with a transparent glass diffuser to help extend the light.
Use A Dummy CCTV Camera
To further discourage break ins, try fitting a dummy security camera high up on the wall; perhaps with a flashing LED and a “junction Box” which actually houses the battery. Of course, you need to make sure you’ve also got signs up given that if you were actually recording footage, you’d need to legally display signs to warn that that is the case. You can pick up signs almost anywhere, however and are well worth it to further discourage potential thieves.
No method is completely foolproof; if a burglar is determined they will find a way, however by making life difficult for them they may just decide to go elsewhere instead. It’s all about ensuring that you put in place the correct measures to prevent easy access and, above all else, to act as a deterrent. The more difficult you make it for a thief to break into your home without being seen, the less likely they are to try!