With the clocks going back and the night’s drawing in, this is the perfect time of year to review your home security. Unfortunately, the cover of darkness provides criminals with the perfect conditions they need to avoid being caught, especially when they are trying to break into a home or other property.

According to the police, you are five times more likely to be the victim of a burglary if you don’t have security measures in place. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to deter anyone from thinking your property is an easy mark.

Locks for Doors and Windows

Certainly, the quickest way someone can get into your home is by breaking in through the doors or windows. If you have good quality ones installed and the latest high quality locks, you send a big message to any potential burglar. Essentially, people with criminal intent look for a quick and easy win and the last thing they want to do is spend too much time getting into your home.

Timers for Lights

If you are away from home on holiday or work shifts including at night, timers for your lights can also give the impression that there is someone at home. These simple devices basically switch on selected lights in your home at specific times. Another option, of course, is to include motion sensitive lighting outside which illuminates places like the garden or pathways and alleyways when someone approaches.

Night Vision CCTV Installation

Don’t underestimate the power of CCTV to not only deter potential burglars but also provide evidence if someone should try to break into your home. These systems have become increasingly sophisticated, cost effective and easy to use over the years and they’re well worth the investment if you want to keep your property secure.

Personal Changes

There are plenty of different things you can do as part of your daily security routine to keep your property safe. For example, checking that all windows and doors are properly locked before you leave for the day or keeping areas around your property clear so you can see the surrounding ground properly and there’s no place for potential burglars to hide. You can also remove valuable items from sight – check if you can see them from the window and move them if they are in full view. If you have some very high value items, then you might want to consider getting a suitable safe that can be secured and locked.

Get a Home Security Assessment

You can do a lot to evaluate your own home and change components like door locks to ensure that your home stays secure during the dark days of winter. It does help, however, to get the input of a qualified security professional. At NW Security Solutions, we can give you a detailed home security assessment which includes everything you can do to make your home safer and all the options that are open to you.

Based in Ormskirk,  Lancashire, we offer individual assessments to home owners within a twenty mile radius. If you want to find out more, contact us today to book an appointment.