It’s important to take precautions during the day, at night, and any time you leave the house to ensure your home stays secure. With holiday season fast approaching, you should get your home security in order. Start with the basics, which are security bars and retractable security doors, and you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is safe and secure.
Security bars and doors have moved on from the institutional appearance they had in the past that may have prevented you from investing in them. There are a number of attractive and customisable options, like choosing a colour that complements your home’s unique style. But ultimately what you want for your home is safety.
Here are some compelling reasons to consider investing in security bars and doors:
- Crooks like an easy entry point, such as through unlocked windows and doors. Easy access means less mess, less noise. Most people leave their windows unlocked than their doors, making windows a vulnerable point. Fixed security bars ensure that those entrances are secure permanently.
- It’s not always second nature to check the windows before leaving. Burglars know this, and when they encounter a locked door, they can simply try a window. If you want a safe home, it is crucial to secure this entry point by locking all windows and installing security bars.
- An open window and door can be irresistible to a burglar, as they may break in solely because it is detectable from the street. Open windows make you a target. With security bars and doors you can leave your entry points open without fear of increasing your risk.
Extra safety tips to keep your home secure
- Keep your garden neat so there are fewer places for intruders to hide\
- Don’t let your plants grow too big around your home’s entrance areas
- Keep your paths, driveway and entrance areas well lit
- Keep access remotes and keys in a safe place
- Don’t move around outside your home with keys and remotes
- Install panic buttons around the house and keep a few remote panic buttons for when you’re outside
- Test your alarm system and panic buttons regularly
- Be aware of suspicious activity and report it to SAPS or your security company
- If your dogs don’t come to the gate or front door when you arrive home, do not enter and alert your security company
- Draw your curtains at night so that intruders can’t see in from outside
- Identify keys with codes or colour rings, and never hide them under pot plants or door mats
- Always keep safe keys on your person
- Keep emergency numbers within reach at all times