How to Ensure Protection of Your Home

 

As the old saying goes, your home is your castle. That truism is forever relevant, and today your home is a specific, special place where you and your family need to be able to feel safe at all times. This guide is here to help you to learn more about how to protect your home so you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying your own personal fairy-tale.

 

Get Home Insurance

 

Home insurance is there to offer you peace of mind. KBD Insurance provides a clear breakdown of what home insurance covers; it covers five main components:

 

1.     The building itself
2.     The surrounding structures, e.g., the pool house, shed or any other detached buildings
3.     The contents of the home, e.g., technology, furniture, jewelry
4.     Living expenses when you cannot reside in your home; this can include hotel bills, travel expenses
5.     Civil liability and damage to persons within the home

 

Upgrade Your Security System

 

As the adage goes: prevention is always better than the cure. As a result, it is a good idea to install an upgraded security system to ensure that your home is always properly protected. There are many different types of home security systems on the market and all come with different price tags. One type that has become very popular in recent years is security systems with cameras.

 

Many of these systems enable you to install home security cameras at relatively low costs. These cameras are connected to an app on your phone, which enables you to monitor your property, and will instantly alert you of any changes in the environment, so you will be able to detect a break-in. Since 34% of burglars break through the front door, having a security camera that is connected to your phone is a simple way to deter this type of crime.

 

Secure Your Widows

 

Windows will inevitably be the most vulnerable point in your home, so they need to be secured against burglars. It can be easy to think that your neighbors will report signs of broken glass, but often this isn’t the case as most people just ignore it if they hear glass breaking only once. Sometimes, a burglar does not even have to smash a window – only needing to slide it up. That is because many windows are left off the latch or aren’t secured particularly well.

 

This all means that your windows should be secured. It’s a good idea to reinforce your windows, which can be done by installing:

 

·         Window sensors
·         Pin locks
·         Curtains
·         Stronger glass

 

Outdoor Lighting

 

If you’re a criminal, you do not like to be well-lit. That’s why good lighting on the outside of your property can be a great deterrent to burglars and vandals alike. Having lights placed around your front and back gardens, as well as near your garage and any other entry-points will help to prevent intruders. To save money on batteries or keep electricity costs down, you should consider investing in motion-activated lights or solar panel lights.

 

There you are - concrete steps you can take to better secure your home.

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