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Home Security Tips For Worried Homeowners

Posted by Hermione Crone
26th June 2015

Are you worried about your home security? Do you feel like you need just a little more to feel safe and sound at home? Well, there are many ways in which you can protect your home, inside and out. You may already have some home security, perhaps you have none at all, but you can never know enough. Below are some simple, yet effective, tips for home security around the home by the team here at Big Brother All Security. Think of it as a mini checklist of things to do, how many have you ticked off?

Cameras In The Home

Of course home security generally consists of a few CCTV cameras for the home. People may think that it’s costly or intrusive on the home, but in actual fact the cameras tend to be on the outside of the building and are wired in such a way that they don’t look messy or in the way. They’re also not very costly, especially when it could save you thousands of pounds that you could have lost without the help of any cameras. Even just the presence of a camera has been proven to reduce the risk of a break in, but always make sure that yours is always turned on and gets regular maintenance checks.

Lights In The Garden

You can get Security lights installed, from security companies such as ourselves. These, again, act as a great deterrent when it comes to criminal activity. They can also help any cameras you have get a better view of the criminal in the act. Many people will buy these lights to deter cats from their garden, but they work just as well when it comes to burglars. You can of course have these only turned on during the evening, but having them on during the afternoon can certainly help (as the flash of light can confuse and deter a criminal, much like a speed camera).

Anti Virus For The Computer

Now you’ve dealt with the physical elements of the home, you need to start thinking about online security for your computer. We now live in an age where our information can be found and seen by almost anyone, so you need to make sure your computer has the right software to stop viruses and hacking. Top tips here would be to make sure you sign out of anything you are signed into on the computer each time you leave the desk, this stops anyone who may remotely control your computer from easy access. Also make sure you have antivirus installed, such as AVG and malware programs such as Malwarebytes.

Help From Neighbours

Having all the electrical side of security up to standard is great, but nothing beats having a good neighbour to rely on. If you live in a friendly neighbourhood then you should get to know your community, so when you’re away from your home you can ask them to keep an eye on the place for you. Always make sure friendly neighbours are aware you’re on holiday, they may be able to help you by making the home look as if someone is home to deter criminals. If your community has a neighbourhood watch then get involved, bring your community together and stay safe.

If you liked this post then perhaps you’d like to read “Top Tips For Online Security“?

Posted by Hermione Crone
26th June 2015