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Improve Home Security During Lockdown

Due to the lockdown, you may find yourself bored being indoors all day. You gradually lose interest with find the stuff that helped you past the time. This may be the time to improve your home security. Even if the rates of domestic burglary and theft decreased, it doesn’t mean you should be relaxed. The rates are definitely down but they’re still happening. This is a guide that can keep you busy and also improve your security and keep you safe.

Security Checks. If you have the time, go around your house and check the locks on your doors and windows and make sure they are secure and functional. Check if your surveillance lights are working as well, as they are one of the most effective ways to stop opportunistic burglars. Criminals may be staying at home like the rest of us, but you can bet they’re still planning how they’ll make up for lost time.

Don’t forget security basics. Since most of us spend our days at home, burglars are much less likely to attempt a break-in, but if you overlook simple precautions, you can become a target for robbers. Because of the shift in schedule, it’s possible to forget to check your doors and windows at night, as most of us do before going to bed. It’s all too tempting to forget your security basics when you’ve been home all day doing typical lockdown things like baking bread or attempting a new hobby.

Upgrade. Since you’ll be indoors every day, you’ll have plenty of time to start improving your home security. You’ve probably seen the rising popularity of smart security devices, but you might have ignored them as being too costly and may be impractical for your home. That may have been the case five years ago, but smart devices are now more affordable than they have ever been. They will not only keep your home safe from offenders trying to risk violating the lockout, but they will also serve to warn you if there are any other emergencies, such as a fire or water damage.

Secure your garden. You definitely want to secure outbuildings like garages or garden sheds. I f you don’t have something valuable in either, they can persuade burglars that your home defenses are insufficient to warrant a closer look. If you have valuables in those areas, make sure you take extra precautions to keep them secure. Checking the doors and windows is a good start, but if you have a surveillance camera device, at least one of them should be pointed toward your garden shed or garage.

Online Security. It’s not just about your physical safety that you should be concerned about. You’re now spending more time online than you used to, which means you could be tempted to post more personal information than you did before the lockdown. Although it’s unlikely that you’ll be going on vacation anytime soon, criminals can take advantage of a social media message, especially if it reveals you’ve left your home.

Improving your home security will definitely help you pass the time. Do be careful about what you plan to purchase and install, it is highly advised to contact a professional locksmith and ask for advise. If you do need one and you’re in Northern Ireland, contact us. We provide quality locksmithing with well-trained and well-equipped locksmiths.

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