Keep safe & secure this season with these top tips

October marks the start of National Home Security Month (NHSM); and, with the clocks set to go back and the dark winter nights already drawing in, there’s no better time to review and enhance your home security.

If you want to leave opportunistic thieves out in the cold this winter, look no further than Anglian Home Improvements’ top tips on keeping your home safe and secure.

1. Appearance matters
Burglars are often opportunists and therefore target your beautiful home when it appears unoccupied. Install trusty timers that cause your lights, music and televisions to switch on when you are out and about. Another handy piece of tech are outdoor movement sensitive lights which are brilliant in deterring burglars. After all, not everyone enjoys the spotlight.

2. Up close and personal
We know how much you like to remind people of your upcoming holiday, but burglars are definitely not people who need to know about your much-needed winter sun. Daily updates of your beautiful winter escape on Facebook and Instagram can wait until you are home. You never know who could be watching!

3. Alert your alarm company
If you’re away, alert your alarm company to ensure they react as efficiently and appropriately as possible in case of a break-in. You’ll thank them later!

4. Lock. Check
Consider purchasing a brand new door and fit it with a lock that meets British Standard. You won’t regret your purchase as a higher level of security can even mean a reduction on your home insurance premiums!

5. Smart living
You have the ability to outsmart any burglar with this new addition to Anglian. Why not take your home security to the next level with a Smart Door Lock? Some Smart Door Locks use only Bluetooth and require no key, therefore no keyhole that could be picked easily by burglars. That’s one way to outwit an intruder!

Your security is Anglian’s number one priority, and we do our best to ensure your home is as secure as it can be. Relax and enjoy a cosy winter ahead, safe in the knowledge your doors and windows won’t let you down!

Our Guest Author

Anglian Home Improvements

For 50 years Anglian has been at the forefront of the nation’s home improvements industry.

Right from the start in 1966, a commitment to quality and genuine customer care has been at the heart of Anglian’s philosophy. We, very quickly, established a reputation for the quality of our windows, opening our first showroom in Ipswich in 1969 to showcase our unique and contemporary designs.