Three Ways to Boost Home Security:
Boost Home Security in three simple steps. Home security is a necessity rather than a luxury so take care of your home now.
According the the Central Statistics Office national database there were 26,317 recorded Burglary and related offences in 2014 in a 12-month period. This represents a decrease of 363 (-1.4%) when compared with the corresponding period ending in 2013. Comparing the same periods, aggravated burglary offences rose by 19.5%. Recorded Burglary (not aggravated) offences also decreased by 1.3% to 25,340.
These statistics sound disturbing as well as frightening but there is no need to worry. There are many precautions you should take to boost your home security. The following tips will also ensure that your home is safer and less likely to fall into the above statistics.
Install Outdoor Security Lights:
Security lights are a very practical way of keeping burglars away from your property. Burglars seek out properties with little or no lighting. Keep the outside of your home well lit and they will stay away.
Install outdoor security lights as part of your home security package and you will be less likely to fall victim to burglary. Here at Lock Doctor Ireland we also provide outdoor security lighting. Our security lighting has a motion tracking sensor feature built into a PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor) lamp. This tracks the movement of an intruder on or in your property.
Strengthen Doors from Forced Entry:
Also, almost two-thirds of burglaries involve forced entry. This is due to weak door locks and mounting hardware.
Improve your home locks by installing the Secure Ring chain. This is a simple steel chain and loop that attaches to your door handle for added security. It can withstand the force of a battering ram, should your house ever be raided. For more conventional day to day use, it is effective enough to use as a simple child safety lock.
Homes are often burgled through forced entry through doorways. Burglaries can also happens through windows. Our window restrictors are also used for child safety as they add security. They can also help you safely ventilate your home. Window restrictors are another home security fixture that will make you and your family safer in your home.
Need more advice on how to boost home security? Call us on 1850 555 000. You can also visit your nearest Lock Doctor shop.