4 Cheap And Effective Ways To Keep Your Home Safe

The best ways to keep your home protected from intruders would of course to fit high quality locks on windows and doors, and a state of the art alarm system and cameras to stop anyone from being able to get access. Not all of us can afford all this though and it comes with a hefty price tag. 

But you don't need to invest in an expensive deterrents to keep out burglars. Sometimes a couple easy steps are all you need to secure your home and stop burglars from thinking you're an easy target in the first place.

Don't Update Your Facebook With Holiday Snaps
Now I'm sure the lot of us have been guilty of this at some point in time. But unless you can honestly say that your Facebook is fully secure, and no one of your friends list is going to innocently give away that you're away, it;s best to keep it on the down low, so don't post photos whilst on holiday. Post your photos once you're back to make sure you can still show off how amazing your holiday way without the risk of someone knowing you're not home. 

Buy Timers For Your Lights
Plug in timers cost next to nothing and can stop anyone from trying to get into your home. Simply plug one in and connect your brightest lamp in the room. Then set the timer on it so that it will come on once it starts getting dark out. Not only does this make it look like you're in as the light will shine through the windows, but if you have a few of these in the home, you can set them to go on at different times to make it look like you're moving around the home. 

Pretend You're Saying Goodbye
Coming out of your house and you see a group of people or someone you don't recognise? Simply say goodbye and wave into your house as you leave and if someone's watching you, they'll be fooled into thinking someone is still home.

Keep Your Garden Neat
This is a weird one but I've found that if you eliminate any potential places for burglars to hide, it's likely that they won't pick on your house and will move on. Be sure to keep large bushes and shrubs away from windows.

What To Do If You Are Burgled
Arriving home to find that your home has been ransacked can be such a terrifying time. The best thing to do in this instance is to stay where you are and don't touch anything whilst ringing the police. If you think someone could still be in the house then leave and ring the police immediately.

The police may dust for fingerprints and take any evidence they can. You may need to contact such as DPP Solicitors if the case goes to court, to help you get the justice you want. Other than that, it's also important to take a note of everything that is missing so that you can contact your insurance to make a claim. 

I think it's just a case of making your home look as busy, and as out in the open, as possible. If a burglar thinks there's a chance that someone is home, it's likely that they'll forget all about trying to get in, in the first place...

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