Simply Secure: Sensible Tips for Better Conservatory Security
Sometimes making the lives of you and your loved ones safer can be easier and more affordable than you think (prices and designs for conservatories here). Making your conservatory more secure isn’t always a matter of buying the most expensive, top of the line home security system, especially if you’re working with a tight budget.
Improving the security of your home & conservatory can be as simple as locking all doors and windows when you leave the house or turn in for the night. Incredible as it sounds; people still neglect to do this. If you leave the house in the day and only plan to return home after dark, it’s a good idea to leave a few lights on indoors to make it look like someone’s home. Affordable timer switches can also do the job if you’re the forgetful type.
Residents tend to neglect the exterior of their home when it comes to home security. Large bushes and shrubs may provide privacy from prying eyes, but they can also be a good hiding place for criminals. If your yard is so overgrown that you can’t even see your front door, it’d be best to bring out the hedge-trimmers! While you’re outside, ensure that all potential burglary-friendly tools (ladders, hammers, hardware of any sort) are hidden away.
Make sure the locks on your garage and garden shed are secure. Rotten window sills are a potential point of entry for burglars, so repair these as soon as you spot them.
If you have to leave the house empty for an extended period of time, try turning down the volume of your answering machine so that burglars can’t hear it. Stop delivery of newspapers and mail while you’re away.
This contributes to the effect that your house isn’t empty. Where possible, ask friends, relatives or neighbors to keep an eye on your home security by dropping by for a few hours when they can to give the impression the house is occupied.