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5 Great Ways to Deter Burglars

The thought of someone uninvited in your home fills most people with fear. Often an opportunist thief is to blame, able to enter your property because someone has left a window or door open. However a more determined burglar may be more difficult to stop and you may need to think of extra ways of keeping your home secure.

Source: http://www.gldsecurity.co.uk/blog/news/10-great-ways-to-deter-intruders

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Install a CCTV System

Install a CCTV System

This has been shown to be the biggest deterrent to intruders. They are much more likely to avoid a property with visible cameras on the outside.

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Install a Burglar Alarm and use it

Install a Burglar Alarm and use it

A burglar alarm is a good deterrent and is a good option for increasing security in your home. However many people have an alarm installed but do not use it. It may have been one that they inherited when they bought the property and it is either not right for their needs or they have never been comfortable using it. In either of these cases it is worth getting a security installation company to look at their current set up and finding ways that it can be improved.

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Secure all windows and door with appropriate locks

Secure all windows and door with appropriate locks

Make sure that the locks on your windows and doors are up to scratch and match the requirements laid out in your home insurance documents

4

Find a safe place for a spare key

Find a safe place for a spare key

If you definitely must have a spare key, the best place to leave it is with a neighbour. If this is not possible NEVER leave it under the mat, flower pot or on a piece of string through the letterbox. Take time to think of an unusual hiding place to leave it, that won't be discovered easily.

5

Get a dog

Get a dog

Burglars don't like dogs. Even small dogs are a deterrent. However don't waste time setting up recordings of dog barking, it has been found to be no substitute for the real thing.

If you would like to discuss improving the security in you home or business please get in touch with GLD Security and we will be happy to help.