Five Safety Tips For Your Home That Improve Security

You want to feel safe and secure in your own home, but unless you live in Fort Knox, chances are your home isn’t as protected as you’d like to think it is. There are often vulnerabilities on a property that go unnoticed that can be corrected and improved upon where possible. With that being said, here are five safety tips for your home that will help improve the level of security your property has.

“Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.”
― Pierce Brown, Golden Son



It’s a good idea to change your locks if you’re worried about someone potentially having copied your keys - housemates, friends, tradies, contractors, etc. - or you feel as though your locks aren’t working as they should. While it might not always be needed, your lock will deteriorate over time, especially if you let doors slam or slam them too hard sometimes. Calling out a locksmith Kew is a helpful solution when you want more peace of mind.


2. Replace any broken windows or doors

Broken windows or doors are definitely something that you need to be considerate about, especially when they’re visible for the rest of the world to see.

It only takes someone walking by and with ill intent to test out a loose window or door to see if they can break in successfully. It’s even more of a danger if you happen to be in when it happens. Check your windows and doors carefully and replace any that are broken as soon as they’ve been spotted.


3. Install a CCTV camera

CCTV cameras are something that is worthwhile installing, especially as they help keep an eye on your home when you’re not there. Whether you’ve left your teenage kids to look after the home or you’ve heard some recent break-ins have occurred in your area, look at installing a CCTV camera or two. CCTV cameras nowadays are highly affordable and don’t cost the earth to put in place.


4. Don’t put valuables on show

It’s easy to do but often enough, it’s one of the most frequent reasons for a break-in to occur. Leaving your valuables on display can be accidental, but it’s something you want to be proactive in avoiding. 

Close curtains on your living spaces where your high-tech TV is on display and avoid leaving any keys to your car or home right by your doors are pretty obvious starters. But maybe a clean up of your garage if there's no room for all vehicles, bikes, scooters, and toys to be stored away - even from the side and back of your house. Opportunists will be checking every angle to see what's lying around, and if there's anything of value left out, they'll for sure be looking to access what other treasures you may possess! Locking away your valuables inside and out, will ensure you don’t make yourself more of a risk to criminals.

“Bless out house as we come and go. Bless our home as the children grow. Bless our families as they gather in. Bless our home with love and friends.”


5. Avoid advertising you’re away from home on social media

Finally, when it comes to going away from your home, avoid advertising that you are indeed away from your home on social media. You never know who is watching and it’s these occasions where you’re letting people know online that you’re away from your property, that your home is most at risk.

These safety tips should ensure your home is more secure and that security for your household is the best it can be.





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