The summer holidays have arrived in Scotland, if not the sunny weather…The all-too-common storms, strong winds, and heavy downpours of the previous seasons can all have a detrimental effect on your exterior security measures and the general condition of your home.
In light of this, performing a summer security review will help you find any damage and spot any places where your home security may need to be updated.
Here, we’ve shared some advice to keep your house safe and prepared for the summer holiday season.
Protect your garden rooms
A fantastic way to improve security in your outdoor storage spaces, such as sheds, garages or garden rooms, is by installing an alarm that allows you to monitor and protect your outbuildings as you would your actual home. For securing any outbuildings and the expensive equipment now kept inside of them, choosing a burglar alarm that incorporates outdoor sensors for such buildings provides effective protection. So, you can be sure that if anyone breaks in, you will know about it.
Buy quality padlocks
Padlocks are ideal if you want to add an additional layer of security to the the buildings outside your home. They come in brass types to secure items kept in a shed as well as heavy-duty stainless steel for optimum security. You may also attach them to gates to prevent people from entering your garden, but make sure to purchase corrosion-resistant models to ensure protection from the harsh Scottish weather. For the highest level of protection, make sure your padlock complies with the European Security Standard (EN12320:2012).
Lock doors and windows
It may be tempting to leave windows and doors open all day as the temperature rises in order to allow in more fresh air. Unfortunately, it may be all too easy to lose the habit of securing windows and doors, which can result in a window or door being left open overnight or when you leave the house, giving intruders free access.
Instead, be careful to secure all of your doors and windows, even when you’re at home and especially when you’re away.
Consider installing a smart door entry system to make it simpler to verify that your door is locked and your house is secure. Smart, keyless locks provide you peace of mind and keep you in charge of your home security since you can check to see if your home is locked from anywhere and lock it with just a few taps on an app.
Fit a home CCTV system
Due to advancements in smart home technology, you can always keep an eye on your outdoor space via your smartphone. Outdoor cameras can serve as an excellent deterrent to intruders. Our advanced Pyronix and Hikvision Wi-Fi cameras provide HD recording, real-time viewing, and control through a smartphone app. Of course, a complete home CCTV system with several cameras can provide complete perimeter and interior monitoring to allow you to see what’s happening in and around your home at all times.
Trust Ultimate Alarms for CCTV installation in Glasgow & throughout central Scotland including Paisley, East Kilbride & Hamilton. We fit high quality Pyronix & Hikvision security camera solutions for homes across the central belt. Contact us today to discuss your home CCTV needs.