Home is where the heart is. We've prepared a short-read which we hope will help you figure out how best to protect it.
1 - CCTV
CCTV won't directly protect your house per-se. But it will create a deterrent if in a scenario where a burglary might occur. Even if in the unfortunate case a burglary still did occur, you would be able to use the CCTV footage in any legal proceedings and police reports.
2 - Locked windows
Talk about stating the obvious.. If your home is the 4th floor apartment or penthouse where access through your windows isn't really a viable option, this might not apply to you. HOWEVER, we can't stress how important it is should it be the case where if an intruder was able to access your home via your windows, keep them shut! It is great to air out the property but best to do it whilst you're in it.
3 - Light it up
A burglar's worst enemy is light, having a lit up landscape can be a very effective deterrent!
BONUS - HOME INSURANCE
If you’re a homeowner, then it’s more than likely that you will need home insurance to give you some financial protection in case something goes wrong. Whether it’s a fire or high winds, the outcome can be terrible, and so it’s imperative to have yourself covered under such circumstances.
You will find that most home insurance policies will cover some amount of accidental damage to buildings. For instance, what if someone were to accidentally crash a car into your home? Under a basic policy, something like this would normally be covered. However if that isn’t enough, you can always pay an additional premium to have a greater level of coverage.