|How to make your home secure|
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|Tuesday, 23 August 2011 10:15|
When you buy home insurance one of the most important factors around how risky an insurer thinks your property is to insure and therefore the cost of your premium is the security of your home.
If your home is more secure you are generally going to be less of a risk to insurers and they will be able to charge you a lower house insurance premium.
So how do you go about making sure that your home is as secure as it possibly can be?
Install a burglar alarm
Having a burglar alarm on your property will deter potential burglars and could lower the cost of your home insurance premium. Make sure that the alarm is visible so it puts burglars off immediately.
Have Mortice locks installed
Mortice locks will strengthen the doors on your property and make it harder for potential burglars.
Make sure you have locks on all doors and windows
All external doors and windows need to have locks to make them secure.
Take precautions when on holiday
When you are away on holiday it’s a good idea to make your home look like it’s inhabited. Put timers on your lights to make it look like you are at home, hide valuables in safe places, don’t leave keys in locks, ask a neighbour to look in on your house, and join your local neighbourhood watch scheme.
Don’t leave large items lying around
If you leave large items lying around outside it can be very tempting for a burglar to use them to break into your property. Don’t make it easy for burglars, so put anything like ladders out of sight.
Some of the ways to make your home more secure could well be things you are doing already. If you have experienced a break in you might be more diligent when it comes to looking after your property as you know the cost. No matter how safe you think you might be, burglaries can happen at any moment, often when you least expect it, so it’s best to get your property as secure as possible.
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