Our first tip will cost a little bit of cash, but it’s worth it. Ensure that you have a deadlock fitted on your outside doors. A deadlock requires a key to rotate the cylinder and it is quite different from a spring loaded lock which is a lot less secure. Call a locksmith and get this attended too straight away.
2) Consider restricted keys
Next time you need a new lock fitted. Make sure your new lock as a restricted key. In essence this means your key cannot be easily copied. The keys are optimized and can only be reproduced by an authorised representative of the lock maker.
If you maintain a ladder in the back garden, you could be making it a simpler for a burglar to access an open upstairs window. Get a strong lock and chain and attach it to something fixed, or chain it to a heavy weight or perhaps to a bike. This will make it very difficult to use unless you’ve got the key.
4) Holiday Security
When you go off on holiday, or are away from home, use timers for safety. Set up at least three timers in various rooms of the house to turn on and off lights and a radio through the day and evening. This will make it seem as though someone’s in the home and should help deter thieves.
5) Wireless Videos Cameras
You can buy small wireless video cameras quite cheaply nowadays, and being wireless, they are quite easy to install. They generally have a variety of approximately 30 yards and can transmit an image to your TV or recorder. The fact that they’re there will deter many burglars and the will of course allow you to monitor activity around Your House
6) Help avoid car theft
Statistically, the more unusual your car is, the less likely it’s to me stolen. If you put decorative stickers or other adornments on your automobile which make it non-standard, the more likely you are to avoid it being stolen
7) Do not forget the shed
If you store things in the shed (as most of us do) like bikes, lawnmowers and tools, here is a fantastic tip. Get a chain and padlock and shackle larger items together. It’s quite difficult to steal a bike if it has a lawnmower attached to it!