Everybody has the right to feel safe and secure in their own premises, whether that is at home or in a commercial property. Ensuring that your property is as secure as can be doesn’t have to be difficult; there are many different things you can do to make sure trespassers and burglars won’t trouble you. Keeping your family at home safe and your business property secure means you can have peace of mind. So don’t hesitate, follow our top ten ways to secure your property.
Security lighting is an almost essential piece of kit in today’s society for both home and business properties. This type of security is particularly important if your home is in a secluded area, or there are many dark areas surrounding your business property. Installing security lights will work both as a warning sign to possible intruders that your property has certain security systems in place and it will also ensure they have nowhere to hide.
An alarm system is the most effective way to keep your properties safe and secure. It is essential if you have high value stock or a home in a particularly targeted area for burglars. There are many different types of alarm system available, make sure you use a reputable company that provide good after care.
When securing your property don’t overlook installing smoke detectors and fire alarms. These are an integral part of making any property as safe as can be and as well as saving lives in the event of a fire they will also work as deterrents for any intruders who could be planning on using fire as a distraction to enter and steal from you.
Using two-way radios in a commercial property can help make it more secure. Ideal for use over distance, one end of a warehouse to another, they are vital in the event your power supply is cut off. Remember communication is key in any dangerous situation.
Always use your common sense around the home and at work in order to make either properties secure. Keep anything valuable well out of sight; this means as far as possible from windows or doorways, keeping valuable out of sight means you won’t be tempting any possible criminals. If you have recently moved into a new building make sure you change all of the locks and get new keys cut. In a commercial property make sure only trusted employees have keys and access to any security codes, many crimes against property can be committed by people who are closest to you.
Depending on the type of property you are looking to secure you may consider also investing in security gates. These can instantly serve as a warning for any potential trespassers as well as making it extremely difficult for any unwanted persons being able to enter your property.
CCTV cameras are great security tools that will help in the fight against crime in your property. They can act as both a deterrent and as a vital way of recording evidence of any criminal activity. You may also consider investing in dummy CCTV cameras, great for scaring off any opportunist burglars.
Consider joining a local neighbourhood watch scheme. These are ideal if your property is often left empty for long periods at a time. And lastly don’t leave any valuable items in your garden or around your property. Any expensive tools should be safely locked away in a shed or garage and well out of sight of any passersby.
Following the above steps will ensue that your property is secure and safe, just don’t forget to use common sense and always be aware of what’s going on in and around your home or business property.
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Pete South – has been a professional online writer for a variety of websites, including www.communicateuk.co.uk, for over five years.