Saturday, 27 June 2015

How to use technology to make your home safer

No matter the size of your property you’ll want to take steps to protect it from intruders and burglars. It is easy to be complacent about home security but I know from experience it is a unpleasant to be the victim of a crime. There are some simple things you can do to protect yourself as much as possible. Of course, there are no guarantees but by taking some simple precautions and maybe installing some quite cheap equipment we can stack the deck in our favour. The first thing to make sure is that you have solid locks on the windows and doors. It’s important that every possible entry point has a lock on it. The harder it is for the burglar to get into better and the more time it takes for him to struggle with a window that is secured properly could mean he will give up and pick on someone else. It’s also important to remember to use these locks whenever you go out. It sounds obvious but it is very easy to think to yourself, ” I’m just going for a quick chat with my neighbour,there’s is no need to close all the windows”.

At the high-end technical solutions include outdoor wireless security cameras, hooked up to recording and monitoring equipment inside the house (some of these even allow you to watch the stream of video over the Internet), home alarms with entry detection sensors connected to doors and windows (although this can become very expensive if you have any lot of possible entry points) and motion sensor alarms. Stand-alone units that as the name suggests triggered an alarm when someone approaches. All of these are good ways of improving home security but they do come at a cost. Sometimes simple is best and locking up, leaving a radio one or using electric timers to turn lights and TVs on and off can be one of the cheapest and best deterrents.