Guide to aid preventing a break-in

Guide to aid preventing a break-in

Burglar picHouse protection is a topic that is relevant to us all. Your home is a sanctuary and it’s important to keep your home contents and your loved ones safe from harm.

Develop a routine

Far too often it’s through an unopened door or window that a burglar gains access to a victim’s house. Our first tip in our house protection guide, is to develop a routine of locking all your windows and doors before you leave the house or turn in for the night. And of course, make sure your house alarm is switched on. Most home insurance companies offer discounted household insurance for the added house protection a house alarm affords, however the alarm must be turned on when the household goes to bed or there is no one home, otherwise your house insurance claim may be affected in the event of a burglary.

Sturdy Outer Doors

From a home protection point of view sturdy doors are a must – make sure your house is fitted with sturdy outer doors. The exterior doors to your home should be made of solid wood or metal a minimum of an inch thick. Your door frames should be equally as strong as the doors and should fit the door correctly.

Locks

Fit a deadbolt lock to your home’s main exterior doors. As a pick resistant lock, a deadbolt lock should be pick resistant making it impossible for any would be burglars to gain access to your home without the key.

Home Intruder Alarms

Home intruder alarms are essential to your house protection. It’s well worth fitting an alarm to your home if you can afford one.

Give the impression someone is home

When no one is home, it’s worth considering leaving a light or radio on the go.
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