How to Choose the Best Window Locks

How to Choose the Best Window Locks

How to Improve your Home Security

Donald Lopez

Most homeowners wait until they have a burglar attack to enhance their home's security. However, security should be a core focus in every home. Below are a few ways you can improve your home security. 

Perimeter security

If you have an expansive property, assess the current state of your perimeter. Most people forget to consider animals such as wild dogs and rabbits that could cause damage to their property. Explore various options such as erecting a wall or special type of fencing. Install electric or razor wiring on top to keep off people and animals that would otherwise jump over the fence. 

Security systems

Make use of current technology to improve your home security. For instance, you can have a security alarm in your home. The system can be connected to motion sensors and lighting systems. In such a way, once the motion detector senses movement, the security alarm goes off and the security lights get activated. The security alarm can also send a signal to local law enforcement or your security company. Another measure you can take is CCTV installation. Some CCTV cameras can be connected to your mobile phone to allow you to view what is going on at home while you are away. 

House rules

Call for a family meeting to encourage your family members to adopt a culture of safety. Some of the measures you can take include the following:

  1. Keep the doors and windows closed.
  2. If you have young children, educate them on how to operate security alarms; you do not want them to create false alarms.
  3. Discuss when the security alarm should be activated. For instance, you can opt to deactivate it when there are parties in your home or on days when everyone is home. Keep it on at night and when leaving the house.
  4. Avoid placing the spare key in obvious places, such as under the doormat.
  5. Learn to keep all valuables safe. Invest in a safe to store expensive jewellery and important documents. 

Know your neighbours

It is vital to know your neighbours as a way of enhancing your home's security. If possible, form a neighbourhood security committee to evaluate the state of security in your neighbourhood. Your neighbours can also be the first people to respond in case of a security threat in your home. They can be an essential source of information regarding strangers coming into your home or characters who are considered a security threat in the area. 

The primary ways to boost your home security are improving perimeter security, installing security systems, making house rules and knowing your neighbours. 


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How to Choose the Best Window Locks

My name's Stan and I'm a window cleaner. You might be wondering why I run a blog on window security, but let me tell you, there isn't much I don't know about window locks. I've seen it all when I'm on my rounds. Some people don't bother fitting window locks at all. Some fit them but don't use the most secure options for their window designs. To be fair, there are a lot of window security options out there from regular locks through to bolts and chain winders. If you're looking for a security boost on your windows, I hope you find some useful advice here that makes your home more secure.