Securing Your Property On A Budget


Upvc window with barsIf you need security on your property you probably need it to protect things which are very valuable to you. You want to protect the items but you don’t want to sacrifice an arm and a leg to do it. The best course of action might be to get a security expert to analyse your property to identify areas of vulnerability. For this you must find someone who is reliable and won’t rip you off.

It is best to find someone who can accommodate for all price ranges.  Whether you want the latest technology or whether you want reliable and affordable home security for your loved ones and your prized possessions.

Community programmes tangential to crime do offer free independent advice on home security and may even offer guidance on analysing your own property, but to be absolutely certain it is best to get the experts in.


There is no research which suggests that having CCTV installed on your property has any effect on the level of crime perpetrated. It is of course a good option and can help you monitor your property while also giving you peace of mind but it may not be the most efficient form of home security. We have some suggestions to get you started.

Low Cost Tasks

These are the simple things which will help you deter thieves such as locking your tools away, closing/locking windows when you leave the house, using blinds or curtains so your items are not on display, moving valuable items out of visibility and of course the most obvious; locking the door.

Faux Occupancy

This is particularly important if you are expecting to be away from your property for an extended period of time. This is making the property look like it is in use even if no one is home. You can use timers for lights or dusk till dawn sensors which do the work for you.

Reduce Access

Do what you can to restrict someone’s access to your building. Consider things like improving your fencing, whether this entails addressing exposures, revamping your. Current setup or investing in completely new fences. It may be worth the cost. It is also worth considered erecting a gate to restrict access to the front drive, although this is not a common access point for burglars.

Intruder Alarms

In the event of all outside security working, your last chance of getting outside help would come in the form of an intruder alarm.  Of course if you have everything locked away inside the house they may still be deterred but that is unrealistic. For example your TV is not going to be locked away, in this case the intruder alarm will draw attention to your property. Even if it does not lead to the arrest of thief it could cause them to leave your property very quickly.

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