A burglary in your own home can be a very distressing and upsetting experience for the whole family, and many homes are at risk to break-ins due to lack of security.
By simply checking your current security and making a few changes, you could help prevent being a victim of crime and protect your property and possessions. We’ve put together three simple rules to help improve your security levels within your home.
- Security gates – Having gates outside your home can really help to secure your property, as well as making your home look grand and stylish. Automated gates have irreversibly geared motors which make it very difficult for a thief to force them open. For extra security, add a maglock to the gate - an electromagnet which is powered when the gate is shut. Automated gates act as a deterrent to burglars, and also offer extra security if you have children playing in your garden.
- Security lights – Outdoor lights can be a simple but effective deterrent for thieves in the hours of dark, as they don’t want to be exposed when trying to approach a property. Consider fitting low wattage lighting in areas such as above doors, near the garden, at any gates and at the side of the house. Ensure they are fitted with motion detectors, which are very cost effective.
- Burglar alarms – Consider fitting an alarm in your home, which can be a big visual deterrent for burglars. Think about placing the sensors in areas where someone might gain entry such as doors, windows and garages. There are many options available if you want to a fit an alarm system, so it could be helpful for you to seek advice from a security company that is accredited with the National Security Inspectorate or the Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board.
If you are renovating, extending your current home, or building a new house, it is the perfect time to consider upgrading your security, especially as you may have new electronics of high value items which are at risk.
Arc Design Services Ltd are a fully Accredited Planning Agent in the Trafford Council area, catering for all client aspirations. We work on all types of residential architectural design projects within the South Manchester and Cheshire area relating to residential design, from domestic extensions, loft conversions, remodeled homes, alterations and refurbishments to one-off designed, bespoke new build homes.