We all deserve to feel safe and secure in our homes and property is often the most expensive investment we’ll make in a lifetime, so naturally you’ll want to do everything you can to protect it. There are many different steps you can take to improve your home security, from adding an entrance gate, to technology like CCTV or surveillance cameras.
If you’ve recently moved to a new property, or want to update your existing home security, read on to find out more about how you can protect your home.
Add a gate or fencing
Entrance gates and fences are a highly effective way to protect the perimeter of your property and they offer increased privacy for your home too. Entrance gates and fencing come in a wide range of materials and styles, from traditional timber to decorative wrought iron. You could also choose automated gates to give you even more control over who can enter and exit your property.
CCTV systems aren’t just for commercial properties, they can be invaluable when it comes to protecting your home too. The physical presence of CCTV cameras can be enough to deter criminals and reduce the chances of your home becoming a target. Many systems can be linked up to your smartphone or tablet, so you can keep an eye on your property even when you’re not at home.
Upgrade your locks
Mortice locks offer more security than traditional pin tumbler locks, so consider upgrading if your door is on the older side. Most modern aluminium or uPVC doors come with mortice locks as standard and you could add extra bolts or a door chain if you want even more security.
Most thieves rely on the cover of darkness when attempting a break in, so add security lighting to ensure there’s nowhere to hide. Motion sensor lights are one of the most popular options; install them above your front door, back door and the entrance to your garage if you have one.
If you’re looking to improve your home security with high quality gates or fencing, get in touch with the experts at Ilkeston Fencing. We’re proud to offer a wide range of secure entrance gates and fencing for domestic homes, including timber garden gates, automated entrance gates and bespoke fencing panels. We can also supply security gates and fencing for commercial properties, including steel mesh fencing and anti-climbing guards. For more information about any of our products, or to discuss your requirements, give us a call today or visit our website.