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Security is one of those things that we don’t tend to think about unless there’s a problem. However, keeping our home secure is vital because it results in peace of mind. Not to mention the fact that it protects the most precious things in our life – our families.  Happily, there there are plenty of ways to improve the security of your family home. All you have to do is keep reading to find out what they are.

Invest in a CCTV camera

CCTV cameras are a wonderful safety feature for your home for several reasons. The first is that they act as an excellent deterrent for anyone considering breaking in or stealing from. The reason for this is that by simply having a camera you are making it riskier for anyone considering breaking in. After all, if they do they will be caught on film and this can make them a lot easier to track down and arrest.

Another reason that CCTV cameras are so helpful is that they provide you, the householder, with the opportunity to check what is happening in different parts of the home at any given time. Indeed many CCTV systems are now digital. Therefore, they can be linked to a device such as a smartphone. Something that means you can check what is happening in your home from another room, another town, or even another country.

Get a smart lock

One of the latest developments in home security is smart locks. These are digital locks that do not require a physical key but can be unlocked with the code or with a fingerprint scan.

The main benefit of using smart locks is that it’s much harder to pick traditionally with skeleton keys. However many householders are dubious about how robustly such locks can stand up to digital hacking. Something that means you may want to look into this further before installing them M&A round your home.

Replace your windows

One of the most effective things you can to make your home more secure is to replace the windows. This is because windows are most often the entry-point for those looking to burglarize your property. The good news is that householders no longer have to compromise aesthetics when making a property safer. This is because it is now possible to get some beautiful timber windows and doors that are also secure. Indeed many have multi-point locking systems and three stars cylinders, which are practically unbreakable so incredibly secure. 

Make your garden secure

Finally, you can make your home secure by looking at the security in your garden. In particular, this means checking that fences and gates are intact. Also, remember that gardens with lots of growth and coverage mean plenty of places for those with nefarious intentions to hide. With that in mind, it’s best to keep things fully clean and clear the nearer you get to the house. Also, installing motion sensor lights in the garden can act as an excellent deterrent for anyone who may be considering trying to break into your property. 

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I’m Stacey, in my mid-late 30’s, from a tiny village (officially a hamlet) in Lincolnshire.

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