How do choose the correct security system for your home? There are a number of security measures to consider to protect your home which can all add up to make a significant deterrent for any would be intruder. Ultimately, we recommend you take professional advice when choosing the correct security system for your home as there are many factors to consider. The size of your home, number of rooms, doors & windows, outside space, surrounding areas, neighbourhood watch, etc.
As an introduction, here’s our top 5 considerations to get you started:
1. Industry standard locks
The most simple and cheapest is locks, not just the installation of good industry standard locks but also making sure they are used even when you are at home. Also consider locks on any external gates or outbuildings.
2. External lighting
Having external lighting visually helps as a deterrent by making sure the outside of your property is well lit. All modern external lighting is LED so the cost of having lights on from dusk till dawn is minimal.
3. Burglar Alarm
Having a good Burglar Alarm can be an excellent deterrent if installed properly. Make sure, if possible, you have a powered external bell box with good LEDs so there is no mistaking the alarm for just a dummy. Also, have the system designed to your exact requirements so there is no temptation to leave it unset for any reason. Something we at Circle Security always do.
4. CCTV Cameras
CCTV cameras are an excellent measure to provide peace of mind if you are away from home, you can check on your home from smart devices and in the unfortunate case of an incident footage can provide valuable evidence.
5. Access Control
When people are deciding on the correct security for their home, sometimes they forget to take the exterior into consideration. Access control for flats or gated property is a good way to monitor and limit who is entering and when. Video or audible, code or keycard access and software to keep a record of entry/exit movements are all things to consider.
Security for your home
Finally, don’t take chances when choosing the correct security for your home. If you are considering an intruder alarm but unsure where to start when deciding on security for your home, then give the experts a call. Call us on 0131 449 4957 today. We have many satisfied customers in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. But don’t just take our word for it, check out WHICH? Trusted Trader Reviews.