There are thousands of reasons why you should keep your home safe, whether that be to protect your family or protect your assets.
Even if you live in a safe neighbourhood, it’s still important to be prepared. Often, we find that people forget about their sheds and garages – which need to be kept secure too!
In this blog, we will share our favourite products, tips and tricks to make sure that your home stays secure this summer.
Keep your valuables secure with a padlock
Valuables are the first port of call for thieves. This means that if you have a room or cupboard with a lot of valuables, it’s always a great idea to use a padlock to keep your belongings and home safe.
In the event that somebody does manage to get into your home, they won’t be able to find anything of high importance or cost easily. In order to tackle this problem in the most modern way, your safest option is to get a fingerprint padlock.
The greatest benefit to these padlocks is that you don’t have to remember a pin or a key, you simply use your own fingerprint. If you want to try this high-tech gadget, Tech Advisor has recommended some of Blusafe’s products before, which offer a secure and affordable padlock.
Light up your landscape
Anybody trying to intrude on your privacy and take your assets wants to enter in a stealthy manner, not to be put (quite literally) in the spotlight. You can deter thieves by giving your outdoor area ample lighting.
Place lights on your front and back garden, along pathways and near outdoor buildings such as a garage. If you don’t want to waste electricity, use motion-activated lights or solar-powered lights.
Eliminate hiding places
Large bushes may help your garden design, but they don’t do much to help keep your home safe – in fact, they do the opposite. Bushes and trees give burglars a place to hide. You can still make your garden aesthetically pleasing, just opt for flowers instead of bushes.
You can also follow some simple tricks that help against burglary:
- Putting away ladders and stools (so they can’t easily get in)
- Lock gates, sheds and any outdoor buildings
- Don’t leave expensive materials on display
- Add security signs and stickers around your outside area – even if you don’t have any security systems in place.
Get a safe
Everything we’ve talked about so far is the prevention of thieves, not what to do if they do manage to enter the building.
In the event that this does happen, you should put all of your jewellery, documents such as passports and anything else of importance or high value in a home safe. Ideally, you should get a safe that is fire resistant, waterproof and too heavy to walk away with.
Secure all of your doors
Did you know that 34% of burglars simply come through the door?
Yes, this is a surprising fact, but is your door completely secure? You should make sure that all of your exterior doors are locked, frames are strong and the hinges are protected.
Another handy trick is to see if you can unlock your door by putting your hand through your letterbox from the exterior. If you can do this, you need to put some extra security measures in place.
In addition, if you are moving into a new home, make sure that you change all of the door locks. In doing this, you are preventing strangers who used to live in the house from entering.
Keeping your home safe with Blusafe Solutions
Having a smart lock allows you to open the door using your fingerprint, meaning you don’t have to worry about losing your key every time you leave the house.
Moreover, smart locks can do much more than that. You can control who enters and control who can come in and out of the house via an app. Our app has many other features, including a log of who enters your home and at what time they do this.
Thank you for reading our blog ‘How to make your home safe’. If you’re looking at new security methods for your home, visit Blusafe Solutions today.
If you’d like an in-depth tutorial on how to use our smart gadgets, click here to watch our how-to videos. Feel free to get in touch with us for more information on our smart products or any home security questions you may have.