Protect your Home in 2017

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We are lucky that we live in one of the safest postcodes in the UK. Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac with lovely neighbours, we love where we live. Wherever you live though, it is really important to protect your home, and we have some great ideas for you.

Protect your Home in 2017

There are lots of simple things you can do, and some great gadgets that might be worth investing in too. Here are our top ten ways to protect your home:

  1. Deter any opportunists, make sure windows and doors are always locked – the back door or patio doors too.
  2. Don’t leave a spare key outside.
  3. Lock sheds, garages and gates if possible.
  4. Keep ladders locked in the garage or shed.
  5. Buy a ‘dummy’ alarm box – you can get them with realistic flashing lights too.
  6. Add a timer to at least one light in your home. Have it turning on at different times if you are out or away.
  7. Install some Panasonic security cameras. These clever cameras are easy to put up, and stream live footage in colour to your smart phone or tablet, so you can keep an eye on your property from wherever you are.
  8. If you go away, ask a neighbour who has more than one car to park on your drive.
  9. Ask a neighbour to pop in and pick up the post from your doormat, or Royal Mail can hold onto your post for you with their Keep Safe scheme.
  10. Be careful about updating your social media with status’s about you being out for the day, or being away.

Many tips to protect your home are common sense, you and your neighbours can also look out for each other by keeping an eye out for anything suspicious too. How do you protect your home?

 

13 Comments

  1. I always wonder how many people get the locks changed when they move into a new house!
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  2. This is really interesting & great points. It scares me to think about things like this! The uploading a status about going away is SO true. It happened to someone I knew over the weekend. They said they were going on holiday, and they got burgled. It’s awful :(
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  3. I hope that neighbourhood is a good help with security – where I live I have lovely neighbours. And you’ve provided some great common sense tips!
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  4. Totally agree, always important to make sure everything is locked. We have amazing neighbours who definitely would notice something dodgy :)

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  5. I have been looking and getting a CCTV system for the front door and car, just in case.
    I also have an alarm system which works but a pain when I forget and it goes off.
    I always lock every door and have contents insurance just in case.

  6. Some brilliant hints and tips! Great post, thank you!

  7. Some great tips and reminders here, thank you! That suggestion with the car is one I hadn’t heard before, and it’s a really good idea; the lack of a car outside a house really stands out.

  8. Fab tips here. We live in a safe neighbourhood too. But I always worry when we are away.

  9. I make sure we have timers on our lights to make sure it looks like we are home at different times of the evening

  10. We forgot about locking up our shed, and got caught out. This list is definitely worth thinking about
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  11. We live in a condominium and I’m lucky to say that the security is very tight. There is a guard post at the entrance and only residents with access cards can activate the elevators and to their respective floors only.
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  12. Some really useful tips

  13. I’m seriously thinking about getting security cameras

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