Most people are concerned about home security and Essex residents are no different. Everyone wants to feel safe in their home, and to know that their home is safe when they are away from it.

While there are certainly areas where crime is a lot worse than here, that isn’t any consolation when something happens to you or your home, so we’ve put together some tips to help you ensure that your home is as secure as is reasonably possible.

Home security tips

In general, the easier it is for your home to be broken into, the more likely it is that it will be, so it makes sense to make it as difficult as possible for any potential intruders. Statistics have shown that if it takes longer than a couple of minutes for intruders to break in then they are likely to give up for fear of detection. Here are some things you can do to make it harder:

  • It sounds obvious but always lock doors and windows when you go out.
  • Lock your garage or shed too, not just to protect the contents but to prevent intruders using the tools contained inside to break into your home.
  • Make your home look more difficult to break into by installing e.g. motion sensors, outdoor lighting, CCTV cameras (real or fake).
  • High walls and gates are also deterrents as the potential intruder may look for easier pickings.
  • A home security alarm system can frighten an intruder off before they get a chance to do anything serious. Even just seeing that an alarm system is installed may be a deterrent to intruders.
  • Dogs can also put off potential intruders and a ‘Beware of the Dog’ sign may be beneficial too.

What sort of home security system?

The type of home security system you install in your Essex home will depend on several factors. How safe is your neighbourhood? Is there a neighbourhood watch? How difficult would it be to break your door or window locks? The higher the risk is, the greater the need for home security solutions.

Increasing home security in Essex

There are three main ways you can increase the security of your Essex home:

If you would like to discuss your options for home security in Essex, please give us a call at Innov8 Security. We specialise in home security Essex and will be able to advise you on the best solutions for your needs.