At UK CCTV Installations, your security is our number one priority. That’s why we’ve listed some handy hints and tips for you below, so you can feel safer and secure in your home or at work.
Do a perimeter check on your house
Your doors and windows should have good quality locks. This further ensures your safety and deters potential thieves from trying to break in. Remember to never leave windows open when the rooms are unoccupied, even If you’re at home!
Install CCTV security cameras
Although we’re biased, we think CCTV installation is an important security measure. Make sure that your system is effective in even the lowest light conditions. Day and night security cameras will change automatically depending on the quality of light, so we recommend you find one that meets your needs – whatever the time of day. Using a reputable CCTV installer will save you time and money, maximise your security and give you peace of mind, so make sure you shop around for your perfect CCTV installation company!
Invest in your security
A quality security camera installation is a worthy long-term investment. It will likely last longer and cost less in the long run. Although a dummy CCTV camera and dummy alarm box can give a burglar a reason to stop and double check, they don’t really fool anyone!
Think about exterior lights
Exterior lighting will improve your security tenfold. Try to keep your neighbours in mind with placement, but buy a bulb of 500W and above, installed so it aims at the floor and covers a larger surface area. Good lighting can deter a thief, so consider an external security light with an infra-red sensor that switches the light on for a few moments when it detects movement within its range.
Join your neighbourhood watch
With over 130,000 schemes in the UK, it’s clear Neighbour Watches work. Join in by reporting any suspicious behaviour to your local police.
Check your doors
All the doors in your home or place of work should be secured, front and back. Fit them with a five-level mortice deadlock, plus top and bottom bolts – and use them!
Check your windows
Almost one third of burglars get in through the back window, so fit key-operated locks to all the downstairs windows at a minimum. And while we’re talking about windows, consider keeping all your valuable items out of sight when you go away or the property is left unattended.
Attacks are rare and unfortunate, but if you’re worried about your personal safety, think about investing in a panic attack or intruder alarm facility. They can call for help or even a police response if you are either attacked or feel threatened in your home or place of work.