With the onset of the darker nights there is no better time to improve your home security. To celebrate the return of National Home Security Month, the checklist below covers both interior and exterior security measures, and will help you identify weak points and visualise vulnerabilities in your home security.


GATEWAYS

□ Install gate at the front of property
□ Install gate at the rear of property
□ Secure all gates with a weatherproof, robust padlock
□ Check gates cannot be easily climbed on to access other parts of the home

 

EXTERNAL BOUNDARIES

□ Flood lighting at the front, side and rear of property
□ PIR detector
□ Visible alarm box
□ CCTV camera
□ Trim hedges to limit hiding places
□ Gravel driveway

 

ROOM INTERIORS

□ Smoke detector
□ Carbon monoxide detector
□ PIR detector
□ All windows have at least one, key-operated window lock
□ Home safe securely bolted to the floor or wall

 

ALARMS

□ Install alarm
□ PIR detectors
□ Remote key fob
□ Panic button
□ Door contact and magnet
□ Remote access via a smartphone app

 

OUTBUILDINGS

□ Hasps and weatherproof padlocks
□ Window locks
□ Stand-alone, battery powered alarm
□ Secure individual, more expensive items with anchors and cables
□ Mark all property in sheds, garages and outbuildings

 

MAIN ENTRY AND EXIT DOORS

□ External timber doors secured with a mortice lock and/or nightlatch that meet British Standard BS3621
□ Consider upgrading cylinder in PVCu or composite doors to a British Standard, TS007 Kitemarked model
□ Letter box restrictor on front door
□ Door chain
□ Smart door lock

 

HOME SECURITY WHEN AWAY

□ Cancel mail deliveries
□ Leave lights on a timer
□ Relative/friend/neighbour to check on property
□ Smart alarm or CCTV systems that can be remotely accessed and controlled via a smartphone
□ All windows shut and locked
□ Don’t ‘check-in’ or post images with location tags on social media
□ Personal attack alarm

 

CCTV

□ Internal & external
□ Infrared LED night vision
□ HD camera quality
□ Recordable hard drive
□ Remote access via a smartphone app


For further information and advice about home security, please visit www.homesecuritymonth.com or search for National Home Security Month on Facebook and Twitter


SURE can provide a massive range of products to keep you safe this winter. From Timers & Lighting products to Door & Window Alarms we can help you to improve your home security

You can check out SUREs full range of burglary prevention products here, and if you want any more advice on how to protect your home call us on 01949 836 990 or email sales@sure24.co.uk



 

Posted in News By

Joe Marshall