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How To Ensure Your Home Is Safe And Secure This Home Security Month

October marks the start of National Home Security Month and as the days are gradually getting shorter and the dark winter nights have already set in, there has never been a better time to enhance your home security.

Since this time of year can be the most popular for burglaries, it’s never a bad idea to take extra precaution.

Here’s our top tips to ensure your home is safe and secure this winter. 

Consider the appearance of your home

Your home is more likely to become a target if it looks unoccupied. Keep a car on your driveway or fit a timer to inside lights to make it look as though someone’s home.

Keep valuables out of sight

Burglars tend to be opportunists, which means if you leave any valuables in sight, your home is more likely to be targeted. Make sure you keep your personal belongings hidden to reduce the risk.

Don’t leave spare keys outside

Leaving a spare key under a mat or plant pot can be handy for relatives who often pop by, however, burglars may also check these places too. Keep spare keys out of reach of any unwanted visitors.

Be mindful of what you share online

Sharing your location on social networks could leave your home at risk. Think about what you post online and make sure you don’t publicly share private information.

Install a security light

External lights will help to discourage any potential burglars. Plus, the bright light will also alert you so you can be prepared if anyone is lurking outside your home.

Keep your windows locked 

It’s surprising how many homeowners are careless with this basic security measure. Lock your windows properly, including those above ground. 

Upgrade your front door

More often than not, your windows and doors will be the prime target for burglars. Updating your front door may help to keep your safe by protecting you with the latest security technology.

Here at Visual, the security of our customers is a top priority. That’s why each of our windows and doors include all the features needed to keep your home secure. View our extensive range of quality windows and doors at your local Visual showroom and find the perfect style to suit your home. 

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