October 3, 2016
With the pressures of day-to-day life, home security is often overlooked, so National Home Security Month (NHSM) has been designed to create awareness around the importance of home security.
Although National Home Security Month officially takes place in October, it’s important to make home security a key priority all year round.
Here at Robert Dyas, we’re proud supporters of National Home Security Month, offering a wide range of top-brand security solutions and innovations to help protect your home and give you peace of mind.
Assessing your home security can only take a minute – but it’s always worth checking. To give you a helping hand, here we’ve put together some important areas to focus on this National Home Security Month.
A visible alarm system acts as the number one deterrent for potential intruders and now, with the latest technology, there’s no need for complicated installations as most kits are ready to use straight out of the box.
The Yale EF-KIT2 EasyFit Telecommunication Wireless Alarm System features wireless communication between the components so there’s no need for wiring throughout your home, so if you’re renting, this makes an ideal solution. It also features a built-in phone dialler which notifies you if a sensor is activated – great for peace of mind when you’re not at home.
Our new Ring range includes a Stick-Up Cam, a Wi-Fi Enabled Door Chime and a Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell which connect to a smartphone app so you can keep an eye on your home at any time of day. You’ll receive alerts to your smartphone when movement is detected, making it great for giving instructions to couriers or checking for potential intruders.
Whether you opt for the Ring Doorbell and Stick-Up Camera extend the system with an extra camera, you’ll be able to control your system from your smartphone anywhere, at any time.
Your windows and doors are the clear weak spots for your home if they’re not properly secured. Double-glazed doors and windows should always be locked, even if you’re just heading out for a few minutes, and if your UPVC windows don’t have locking handles, it may be worth upgrading them for extra security. Plus, it’s a good idea to invest in quality padlocks for securing sheds and gates to help prevent unwanted access.
The latest lock designs are strong, hardwearing and waterproof, providing a quick and effective solution for outdoor security.
Don’t forget – it’s always a good idea to keep your valuables out of sight to avoid temptation for opportunist intruders.
Another good idea for home security is movement-activated (PIR) lighting. These lights automatically brighten when they sense movement outside your home, so they’re great for deterring unwelcome visitors.
The latest range of lights are easy to set up and use LED technology to reduce running costs and provide long-lasting performance.