When it comes to protecting your home from burglaries there are two schools of thought. The first being the belt and braces approach of buying the most expensive security provisions currently available, this can obviously be very effective, but most certainly costly. With this approach there is still unfortunately no guarantees that you’ll be able to keep intruders away.
The second school of thought when it comes to home security is to take small and sensible measures to reduce the overall risk of becoming a victim of burglary. This approach is generally much less expensive and can go a long way to putting would be burglars off.
Such simple tips can include things such as:
- Keeping your home well lit – anyone who thinks about breaking in will likely pass over your house for a more dimly lit one, where they won’t be noticed.
- Secure the rear of your property – Burglars love to sneak in where they won’t be noticed, so give your rear area special attention.
- Tell your neighbours if you’re away – If you’re going to be out of town let you neighbours know so they will be more vigilant with anyone snooping around your property.
Combining these simple tips with a number of other simple tips can dramatically reduce your overall risk of burglary, and if there is one thing an home insurance company knows about, it’s how to keep your home safe and secure. That’s why insurance company AXA have put together a new guide listing 30 simple ways to safeguard your home against burglars.
To learn more about the full 30 easy ways to reduce your risk check out the below infographic and leave us a comment about which ones work best for you. For even more advice read AXAs full home security guide here.