How Secure Is Your Home? Our Top Security Checklist
- Security News South Africa
- 28 Sep, 2020
Having a safe and secure home is always at the top of the list when it comes to protecting your loved ones and those material things we value. At Sabre Security Mart, we understand that purchasing a new security system or upgrading an existing one, can sometimes be a daunting and expensive task.
There could be weaknesses or vulnerabilities in your security system that may have escaped your notice. In this blog, we’d like to share with you our top points that we believe should be on your security checklist. Remember that if you are unsure about anything when it comes to your home security, contact our friendly & helpful staff to guide you through your purchasing decisions.
Analyse Entry & Exit Points
Before any burglar can even enter your home he will need to first get past the perimeter of your property. Property layout is one of the first aspects to take into consideration when assessing the security of your home. Ensure that the entrance to your yard is properly lit and that there are no trees or shrubs near windows that may serve as a shield for burglars. Employ a gardener to trim hedges if you don't have the time to do it yourself.
Evaluate the entry & exit points such as your garage door, front and back doors, gates etc and see just how accessible they are to intruders. When you have an understanding of just how vulnerable these points are, you can make an informed decision on the best type of security that you need. For those with a limited or tight budget, we suggest installing a couple of security cameras. We have a range to choose from that provides an excellent choice for a variety of small to mid-size, indoor or outdoor applications at an affordable price.
If you want to monitor your property remotely from a smartphone app, why not check out our wireless IP security camera. It has wide monitoring angles which ensures every corner is visible. It also features IR night vision, motion detection and instant motion alert as well as two-way audio. If you have a large property, live alone or spend lots of time away from home, then get in touch with us for a suitable security system.
Evaluate Your Current Security Status
Never make the mistake of thinking that you will never be the victim of a crime. You can reduce the risk of becoming a statistic by assessing your home or business security status. You will always be a potential target to opportunist criminals out there so it’s imperative that you make informed decisions based on the level of risk in your area, your budget as well as your needs.
Something as simple as concealing the wiring of an existing alarm system can be a deterrent for would be burglars. They tend to look for ways to disconnect security systems. Faulty alarms that go off periodically should be fixed immediately. Neighbours tend to ignore them when they go off frequently. Inform them that it has been repaired so that if you are not home, they won’t ignore it. Consider replacing perimeter lights with motion sensor lighting and adding motion sensors around your home to detect motion and trigger alarms.
The Sonoff Zigbee Motion Sensor boasts 110 degree view field and 6m detection range.
Our List Of Affordable DIY Hacks
There's no need to break the bank to keep burglars at bay. There are simple, yet effective ways to secure your home and valuables without spending a fortune. Here are a few affordable home security ideas you can implement.
- Man’s best friend – A barking dog can be a great deterrent to thieves.
- Clear obstructions – Don’t let burglars go undetected behind bushes or shrubs. Clear the clutter regularly.
- Update locks – Add another layer of security by installing additional locks and deadbolts onto your gates and doors.
- Solid doors – Make sure that you have a solid, reinforced door that is not weaker than the lock you have placed on it.
- Secure patio doors - Install a foot lock on the bottom of the door to secure it.
- Install peepholes on your doors - Make sure you have a wide angle viewer.
- Don't broadcast holiday plans on social media - Try to avoid sharing your travel plans on your social pages or set your post to private.
If you are unsure about a suitable option when it comes to security for your home or business, get in touch with the knowledgeable team at Sabre Security Mart. Our friendly and professional staff are always ready to assist you with the best solutions at affordable prices. Until next time, remember that safety starts with awareness.