September 30, 2020
Leeds is a beautiful and vibrant city, with 39% of students staying here long after they’ve graduated. However, Leeds ranks as the 7th highest for burglaries in the country and even though the burglaries decreased by 27% this year, the monthly burglar volume here still reaches 400.
Nobody wants to find themselves in that statistic, so let us walk you through 8 easy steps yon how to secure your new home. As they say, forewarned is forearmed.
1. Secure doors and windows
Statistics show that 34% of burglars enter through the front door and 23% through a first-floor window. In other words, burglars look for easy entry. One of the simplest ways to secure your new home is to change the locks when you move in. That way, you can be sure there is no one else with a key to your house.
Most break-ins happen during the day when most people are at work. When you are leaving your house, make sure that doors and windows are locked.
Here are some extra ways that will make your home more burglar-proof:
- Use window security film
- Install glass break sensors
- Add window bars.
2. Light up your outdoor space
There is nothing worse for an intruder than being in the spotlight. Therefore, the easiest way to keep intruders away from your property is a well-lit garden and outside area. You can use motion-activated lights or put outdoor lights on a timer.
3. Install a security alarm
There are different types of intruder alarms. You should contact a trusted security company which will carry out a risk assessment to provide the most suitable service for you. One of the most popular options is the Pyronix HomeControl+ App. This easy solution enables you to control and monitor your entire security system on your smartphone, tablet or computer from anywhere in the world.
If you would like to learn more, click here.
4. Add home CCTV
CCTV becomes more and more popular in domestic use. Various studies show that the presence of a security camera on your house results in a significant decrease in crime. A burglar alarm with CCTV will help to prevent break-ins by making the burglar uncomfortable forcing them to move elsewhere.
5. Choose the right security company
By simply choosing an SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board) approved security company with enough years of experience and a high level of expertise, you will always avoid any disappointments. It won’t matter what system you chose to install because by choosing a company like Churchill, you can be sure that installations are done correctly and safely.
You need a security company which will not only install your security system but also will be available for any maintenance and repair. Churchill Security provides 12-month Premier Care Plan.
6. Get a safe
If you keep valuable belongings such as jewellery or important documents, you need a safe. It should be fire-resistant, waterproof and heavy enough so thieves cannot walk away with it.
7. Install a fog machine
The SmokeCloak can be used in conjunction with any intruder alarms or as a standalone security system. It’s a perfect solution for rooms with expensive hobby equipment. When an intruder is detected, the room is filled with thick fog which makes it impossible for a burglar to continue with their actions. Don’t worry! It’s non-toxic to pets and humans.
To find out more about the SmokeCloak, click here.
8. Get to know your neighbours
Having good relationships with your neighbours not only provide a nice atmosphere in the neighbourhood but you can always count on them to inform you if anything suspicious happens on your property when you are away.
There is nothing more precious than feeling safe and secure in your home. Churchill Security has 30 years of experience in the protection of your home. We assess your requirements and identify potential risk to choose the most suitable service and product for you.
Please, contact us on 0113 2795235 or email [email protected] to book a survey.
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