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How To Deter Burglars From Targeting Your House Or Business

Discover our list of top security tips on how you can deter burglars from targeting your home or business property.
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As the trusted security experts, we have collated a list of the steps you can take to deter potential intruders from targeting your property.

Your Front Door is Your First Line of Defence

Your front door is the first line of defence to your home or business and is imperative to protecting your family, colleagues, and possessions. Cheap composite or PVC doors can be easy to break through and can potentially make your property stand out to as an easy target for intruders. All Banham doors are built from timber and are High Security Doors, meaning they are expertly handcrafted with built-in steel panels and other additional security features so you can rest assured you and your property are protected with the optimal first line of defence.

Choose a security expert to install high quality door locks and window locks

Doors and windows are the most common points of entry for a break-in, so it essential that your home is protected with high quality door locks and window locks. High-quality locks will not only act as a visual deterrent for potential intruders but also provide plenty of protection. Our iconic door locks are precision-engineered from British steel and can be purchased in lock kits that consist of multiple door locks that work in synergy to provide ultimate protection.

High-end, professionally monitored burglar alarms

A high-end burglar alarm with professional monitoring and alarm response services is the best way to ensure that your property is protected 24/7, 365 days a year. Not only will a bellbox with a reputable security company name on it deter potential intruders, but a professional alarm is also a necessity for many insurance policies.

Cheap, off-the-shelf, DIY alarms may seem like an easy and cost-effective solution to your home security needs with their plug-in technology. However, these options can be just as easily unplugged and, in most instances, will not work if your power supply is lost. Banham Alarms are installed by security experts to British & European standards and are hardwired with additional back-up so you can rest assured that your home is always secure. We also offer a Keyholding & Alarm Response service which means that should your alarm be triggered one of our SIA trained key guards will attend and secure your premises, giving you complete peace of mind.

Visible CCTV cameras

Burglars are often captured on CCTV camera footage which can lead to them being caught by the police. They are also act as a deterrent for potential intruders. We offer a wide range of bespoke CCTV systems for both residential and commercial properties.

Indoor lights on a timer

Leaving the indoor or outdoor lights on or off while you’re away can let burglars know that your property is unoccupied. Invest in a timer switch and schedule different patterns for your lights each day to create the illusion someone is home.

We offer a Holiday Cover Keyholding package which allows our team of trained professionals to look after your property while you are away. This package can provide routine property checks, tidying up mail that could pile up at your entrances, watering your plants, feeding your pets and much more.

Keep valuables in a safe and avoid using obvious hiding places

Investing in a Safe is the best way to keep your valuables safe at home or at work. While cupboards, wardrobes, shoeboxes, underwear drawers and other similar places may seem like a logical place to hide your possessions, they are among the first places a burglar will look.

It is advised to have a Safe professionally installed and secured to the floor or bolted to the wall as these are the least likely to be removed from the property. They are also more likely to be covered by insurance policies. View our wide range of Safes in various sizes and bespoke finishes.

Install a letterbox protector

Letterbox protectors can prevent intruders from entering your home by using objects or tools to operate the locks or even retrieve your keys through your letterbox.

Additional security tips to consider

  • Have a professional install strong security grilles or gates to protect your home and make your house look impregnable.

  • Equip your property with external sensor lights which will startle anyone who is trying to use any shadowed parts of your home to gain access.

  • Join your neighbourhood watch.

  • Prevent mail, flyers and newspapers building up a pile at the front of your door – this can make intruders aware that no one is occupying the property. Using a reputable Keyholding service could prevent this.

  • Avoid leaving stools, chairs, or other items in your garden or outdoor areas that can be used to climb through your windows.

  • If your house has a front or backyard, maintain your landscaping.

  • Hide valuables from plain sight; for example, don’t leave your expensive laptop on the coffee table, which is visible through the front window.

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