Home safety can easily go overlooked amid work, family obligations, and all the other responsibilities that are part of our daily routines.

It is important, however, to perform periodic evaluations of your home’s security measures to ensure that you’re up-to-date on the latest safety protocols. Furthermore, if your home doesn’t have the necessary defences, it can make you an obvious target for things like vandalism and even burglary. In this post, we’ll help you identify:

  • Areas in the home which require additional security measures
  • Ways to reduce the likelihood of burglary, vandalism and a home invasion
  • What to do if you go on holiday or are away for a long period of time

The time to take action is now—before a disaster strikes.

Install Security Cameras in these Five Spots

Security cameras are one of the best deterrents to crime because wrongdoers immediately recognise that their unlawful actions will be recorded. To best arm you property, security cameras should be installed in these key areas:

  • Front Door
  • Rear Door
  • Off-Street Windows
  • Garden Gates
  • Other Entrances

These are the most vulnerable break-in spots because they often require little effort to gain entry. In addition to a security camera, you may also want to install some sort of siren or alarm to alert your family and nearby neighbours of the intruder.

Depending on your finances, however, it may be too costly to purchase and install these high-tech measures. If that’s the case, consider something like a decoy camera. These look identical to the real thing but are a fraction of the cost. While they don’t actually record what’s happening on your property, they may deter a criminal from targeting your home. Moreover they’re designed for indoor and outdoor use so you don’t need to worry about corrosion or even maintenance.

Convex Mirrors Increase Visibility

Safety is in no way limited to crime. All sorts of accidents can happen when children are in the presence of hazards. In particular, swimming pools and high-traffic streets should be outfitted with convex mirrors to better monitor their activities. Every year there are hundreds of water-related deaths in the UK which may have been adverted had the right precautions been in place.

It only takes a split second for a child to lose their footing and fall into a pool. With a multi-use convex mirror, you gain a wider field so that every corner of your home is visible and also increase your reaction time. The Vialux Wide Angle Swimming Pool Mirror offers 90 degrees of view along with an unbreakable polymir face. Since splashing is inevitable in a pool setting, it’s also been designed to resist chlorine fumes and scratches.

Consider Outdoor Security Lighting

Outdoor security lighting is another option available to you. In conjunction with motion sensors, outdoor lights can be calibrated to turn on at specific times of the day or when movement is detected. These are suitable to have in place whenever you go on holiday or are away for long periods of time because it gives criminals the impression that someone is home.

No one wants to live in a home where they feel endangered. With just a few simple measures you can enhance the overall security and safety of your property.

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