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How to make your home safer

If you’ve been hearing about an increase in property crime in your neighbourhood, you might be considering increasing your home security. Here are some ways you can achieve that:

Cameras – The first thing that comes to mind and one of the easiest to install is the humble security camera. Security cameras can be installed both inside and outside the home and smart versions can be operated and viewed from your smartphone, wherever you are. Additional features can include night vision, motion triggered recording and two way audio. For Integrated security systems, go to

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Lighting – Those up to non good like to operate under cover so by lighting up the area around your home will act as a strong deterrent. Motion activated security lights on the front drive and covering the back of the property will make your home safer.

Secure outbuildingsOutbuildings are often overlooked leaving them vulnerable to theft. Consider tough door and window locks, even an alarm. Sheds are often used to store expensive equipment such as bikes and garden tools, all of which can be easy pickings for a burglar.

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Gravel – Simple ideas like adding gravel to a driveway or front path can act as a deterrent to thieves. Just as they don’t like being lit up, they also don’t want to draw attention to themselves by making lots of noise whilst walking.

Hide valuables – Try not to leave valuables visible to anyone outside. This includes leaving items in your vehicle.

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