Top 3 Tips to Improve Home Security This Spring

Thursday, May 16th , 2013

The winter is finally behind us and we’re all enjoying the lighter evenings; unfortunately, the longer hours of sunlight can have some negative effects. With more visibility in the evenings, criminals can take the opportunity to target empty homes.

Many people see security as a top priority during the winter but it is equally as important in the spring and summer. Here at Bygone Windows we specialise in the provision of high quality, highly secure windows and we’ve put together some useful tips to help you make vital improvements to your security:

1.    Visible Security Features

It’s important that your home appears strong as criminals will always seek out the most vulnerable property in the area.

You may have invested in security but if it’s all hidden away, how do the criminals know that? Hidden security features are incredibly useful for detecting an unwanted intrusion but it’s more effective to prevent crime in the first place.

Visible security features will deter criminals from targeting your property as well as detect crime.

2.    Secure Windows and Doors

Criminals commonly like to take the easy option. Did you know that 73% of burglars enter a property through a door or window?

Over the winter the exterior of your home will have been somewhat neglected but if your windows or doors are damaged or broken, you’re at a much higher risk of becoming a victim of a burglary.

If your windows or doors are particularly old or are damaged, it’s important that you have them replaced as soon as possible.

3.    Don’t Advertise Your Home

The key to home security is to make your home seem unappealing to a criminal. Of course, you can invest in visible security features and replace your windows and doors but if you leave expensive items in full view of the outside world, you’re fighting a losing battle.

Move all laptops, phones, jewellery and money out of sight and don’t make it obvious when your home is left unattended.

Here at Bygone Windows we understand that replacing your windows can seem like a stressful job but we make things as simple as possible. If your windows are particularly old or are damaged, we urge you to contact us today and have them replaced.

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