Is your property secure from burglars? What about windows?
One area of security that can be forgotten about when protecting your property, is windows and these can be a vulnerable access point for intruders. Read Ultra-Vision’s top tips on how to keep your property secure from burglars and protect your home or business as efficiently as you can.
It is possible to install higher security double glazing, with stronger glass that is harder to break. However, most double glazing is not reinforced and can be smashed to gain entry. Older windows are even more at risk. Be warned, even reinforced glass can be broken by a tenacious burglar with the right tools.
Keep your Garden Tidy
Make sure you put away any tools that intruders might use to break windows. Be thorough, it is surprising how resourceful a determined burglar can be. Also, ensure ladders or garden furniture is not accessible for thieves to climb on, in order to reach upstairs windows, that can often be left open during the Summer months.
Keep your sheds and garages secure
If you tidy away all those garden tools into your garden shed, it would be very upsetting to find that a wily burglar has accessed your shed and found what he needed to gain entry there. It is imperative to keep all your outbuildings and storage cupboards secure. This will also stop intruders stealing expensive tools and equipment.
Maintain your windows
Try to check windows for wear and tear that might make them vulnerable to break ins and replace them when needed. This is particularly important in older properties as ageing wood and thinner glass is much easier to smash through.
Install shock sensors or glassbreak detectors
Shock sensors can be fitted to more vulnerable windows in your property. They work by detecting repeat tampering or heavy impact to windows and can be connected to your alarm system.
Install a high quality alarm system
This is by far the best way to keep your property secure from burglars. We can’t stress this enough. 93% of burglars when asked, stated that a monitored alarm would put them off attempting a burglary.
# Source: Research conducted by The-Advantage Research August 2012
A high quality alarm system will put off thieves in the first instance, but if the intruder is brave enough to proceed, the alarm sound will alert people in the vicinity and a monitored alarm will contact the police and key holders. If you are someone who has an alarm and forgets to set it, invest in a remote system which uses a smart phone or laptop to control it from anywhere in the world.
For more information on intruder alarms contact Ultra-Vision, who will be happy to offer you a free no obligations quote.