It might be that you’re considering putting some sort of security in place at your house, or perhaps you’ve already got a home security system but you’re looking at adding to it or changing it. From protecting you and your family, along with keeping your possessions safe, making sure your home is secure has never been more vital. And with a burglary taking place every 106 seconds across the UK, we don’t blame you for wanting to boost the security at your home. After all, we think peace of mind and the comfort of knowing your home is safe, is totally priceless.
Believe it or not, homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be targeted by burglars and if that’s not enough to prompt you to protect your home, then we don’t know what is. With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, the team of professionals here at Stonewall Security are here to guide you through choosing the right security solution for your home.
Why do you need to secure your home?
It’s important that you ask yourself, why do are putting extra security in place at your home? What purpose will it serve? Is there the need to introduce an all-singing, all-dancing, full security system – in other words, a combination of multiple services burglar alarms, entry sensors and key fobs. Likewise, it might be that you just need one or two of these components, like a simple alarm system, a ring doorbell or other CCTV.
What is your budget?
When it comes to security, the price you spend can vary on how much or little you decide to put in place – along with the quality of each component. From basic and budget-friendly sensor lights to top-spec CCTV systems, monitored externally by a security team, there really are so many options available depending on your budget.
What type of home do you have?
Whether you live in a house, or a flat – and regardless of the size of your home – making sure it is secure should always be a priority. However, the type of home you live in will impact what security solution you put in place. For example, if you live in a non-ground floor flat, you will probably be looking at getting some sort of internal alarm system. Likewise, if you live in a three-bedroom house, you could be looking at combining an alarm system, with external and internal cameras, along with an outdoor sensor light.
Consider the size of your home and the more vulnerable areas that you need covering, like entrances, exits and accessible windows.
A security solution to suit your lifestyle
Additionally, what time of life you have could impact the security solution you choose, so take into account whether you have pets running around regularly – in which case, you will need to choose a pet-friendly alarm system. Similarly, if you have a regular cleaner or babysitter, you might consider installing internal cameras, which can be regularly monitored.
Types of home security and why to get them
Deter burglaries and be alerted in the case of an emergency by installing an alarm system. These work via motion sensors and door sensors, which raise an alarm – causing a siren -when a robbery or intruder is detected. Most modern alarm systems now come with mobile applications, which means call or texting you when triggered.
CCTV usually involves hiring a professional company to install cameras, specifically located around your home, tailored to be out-of-site and discrete but able to record any crime. Furthermore, the cameras are usually positioned in places that are difficult to reach, which means it’s less likely that intruders will attempt and get them out.
CCTV can also be set to trigger an alarm, as well as record constantly.
The beauty of a Ring doorbell – or similar products – is that homeowners can buy and easy install them themselves. As the name suggests, these act as a security camera and doorbell. However, it’s worth noting that recording is motion censored, rather than constant. Although, you can be confident that you will see the full face of anyone that approaches your door, once recording has started.
Furthermore, Ring doorbells give you the opportunity to have two-way communication with anyone approaching your home. Better still, this can be done remotely, so you can be anywhere in the world and keep an eye on your house.
Sensor lights are basically outdoor lights that are triggered by motion, making them the ideal addition to your home for that peace of mind and to deter any unwanted visitors.
Sensor lights are perfect for those working to a budget but wanting to introduce the basic level of security at their home.
At Stonewall Security, we have been providing security solutions for businesses and communities across the Midlands and beyond for more than a decade. If you are looking at improving your security system or want advice or support with your security strategy, then get in touch with Stonewall Security. Our friendly team of experts are available 24/7 to help. Contact us today.