Home Security Mistakes That Could Cost You Money!


When you hear about burglary’s happening it is easy to think that it will never happen to you, as a
result of this home security is the last thing on your mind and your own home security gets
neglected! Below we have put together 3 home security measures that often get ignored but doing
so could end up costing you a lot in the long run.

1. Motion Sensor Lights – When you think about going out and spending money on sensor
lights for outside your home you may find it hard to believe that it’s going to save you money
but, in some cases, you have to spend money to save money! Well-lit homes are a deterrent
for most burglars as it eliminates places to hide as they try to gain entry to your home. By
reducing the chances of a burglary at your home you are protecting your family and
valuables and you can’t put a price on that.

2. Snap-Safe Locks – Lock snapping is one of the easiest ways for a burglar to enter your property. It takes a matter of seconds to snap a uPVC lock and gain entry. Having insurance approved snap-safe locks installed on your premises not only stops your locks from being snapped but will also deter burglars from even attempting to get into your home.

3. Dated Security Solutions – This is a very common security mistake! You need to take into
consideration all your security needs when it comes to choosing a home security system and
most standard security systems will not meet them all. So, it is a good idea to do plenty of
research to find out what best suits your needs, maybe even consider smart home security
systems as they are the most effective and up to date solutions.

4. Social Media – When your posting on social media sites the last thing you will be thinking is
how it could affect your home security, but you will be surprised at how much it does! For
example, a burglar can see when your property may be empty and how long for from check
in’s you make and use this do their advantage. Also, any photos taken inside your property
that you post may show what valuables you have and where they are located so it’s easy
work for a burglar when they are in your property to know exactly what they are getting and
where to get it from!

If you are worried about your home security, then contact 24/7 Locksmiths today on 0113 225 6634 or 07801 438 638 to see what measures we can help you put in place to keep your home safe and secure.

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