With more technology available than ever before, our houses are full of expensive TVs, laptops, smartphones and more.
So it is more important than ever to ensure our homes are safe and secure. But still many of us are not increasing our home security to meet the rising value of our possessions.
There are basic rules we should all be following to make sure our houses, and the contents inside them, are as secure as possible.
Lock all doors and windows
It seems like an obvious one, and most of us will lock our front door when we go out. But many people will probably forget to lock windows (especially downstairs ones) if they are just popping out for a few minutes.
But it only takes a minute for a burglar to enter into a house and grab the most expensive item they see, so lock up even if you’re just out for a couple of minutes.
Keep valuables out of sight
Just as with your car, you should try to avoid leaving your valuable items near doors or windows. There are several reasons for this.
If a thief sees something valuable on display, they are more likely to try and break in to get it, as opposed to just taking a chance. Also, if you keep things like your mobile phone or car keys near the door, thieves will be tempted to try a ‘smash and grab’.
A working burglar alarm
Many people put up a burglar alarm as a deterrent for intruders, but it is pretty easy to tell whether one works on not.
To avoid the risk of a burglar trying their luck and finding a non-working alarm, shell out to get a proper one installed. They are not particularly expensive and will give you peace of mind at night and when you’re away.
If you are concerned about your valuables at home, or about the damage that a burglar can cause then make sure you purchase contents insurance to cover you for all eventualities.Back to top