Common Home Security Mistakes People Make

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Common Home Security Mistakes People Make

Here at Digital Satellite we advise every customer who are concerned about securing and preventing their homes from break-ins. When it comes to securing your property you should put all the precautions in place to increase overall security. However, there are a host of easily avoidable mistakes that people do which will make your home an easier target for break-ins. To help secure your property, we have put together a list of things that you can do so you don’t attract unwanted attention.

Cancel all deliveries 

Nothing broadcasts an empty house like a pile of uncollected parcels! If you go away for a couple of weeks make sure you cancel regular deliveries, or if you are expecting something precisions speak to a friendly neighbour to keep an eye out.

Speak to your neighbour

Following on from the previous tip, speak to your neighbours before you leave. Make sure they are aware that you will be gone for a period of time, if anything suspicious occurs they will be able to raise the issues.  Moreover, if your community has an active neighbourhood watch group this is a great way to prevent crime.

Put all expensive gadgets out of sight

If a burglar can see your belongings from outside, they may see this as an invitation to try and take them. However, shutting the curtains for a long time will also attract attention, therefore, position your gadgets outside the direct view of someone looking in.

Securely locking all the windows and doors

Sure, this is common sense, but in the rush of leaving it can be surprisingly easy to forget to lock them all. Give yourself time to go through the whole house checking doors and windows, including interior ones, there is a common mistake in forgetting these. Having visible locks will deter any criminals from attempting a robbery.

Leave the social media posts

Showing off that you’re about to go on holiday on your social media is a bad idea. If you check in at the airport potential intruders will know straight away that your house is free. Therefore, keep these updates till your back home.

Protecting your home is one of the smartest and vital decisions you need to make, which means putting these precautions in place along with a CCTV system. Here at digital satellite we are able to provide a high-quality service, which allows us to provide a cost-effective and secure option tailored to individual security requirements. If you are interested in a CCTV system or installation please contact us for further details or quotations.

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