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10 Ways to Improve Your Home's Security

12:00PM 27 March 2024

Your home is your sanctuary. Keeping it safe and secure should always be a top priority. In this blog, we'll share 10 effective ways to enhance your home's security, including from ways to keep windows secure to giving your garden a little bit of trimming. So, if you’ve got a couple of minutes, keep reading.

1. Motion-Activated Lights

Light up your home with motion-activated lights to deter intruders and give yourself more visibility at night. Be sure to place lights strategically around your home's exterior, particularly near windows and entry points.

2. Reinforce Your Locks

Ensure that all windows and doors are fitted with sturdy locks. If not, you might want to consider installing extra reinforcement for added security. This simple step can help prevent forced entry through your windows.

3. Trim Your Landscaping

It’s important to keep your shrubbery and trees trimmed, and not just because it keeps your garden on point. Having a tidy exterior will eliminate potential hiding spots for intruders, while clearing away overgrown vegetation also improves visibility and reduces the risk of break-ins.

4. Invest in a Security System

For added security, install a comprehensive security system that includes alarms, surveillance cameras, and monitoring services. Modern security systems provide round-the-clock protection and the ultimate peace of mind.

5. Upgrade Exterior Doors

Replace old or flimsy exterior doors with solid-core doors equipped with deadbolts – or even some reinforced strike plates. You might also consider installing a peephole or camera doorbell for added security.

6. Secure Sliding Doors

You can fortify your sliding glass doors with auxiliary locks or security bars to prevent them from being forced open – although this will impact their overall look. You can also install shatterproof film to reinforce the glass.

7. Use Smart Technology

Embrace smart home technology by integrating smart locks, sensors, and cameras into your home security system. Remote monitoring and control mean you can keep an eye on your property from anywhere and at anytime.

8. Join a Neighbourhood Watch

If you’ve got a bit of extra time on your hands, join a neighbourhood watch programme. It’s a great way to collaborate with your neighbours and share information about suspicious activity. Plus, it’ll help you build a stronger community in your area.

9. Timed Lighting

Using timed lighting indoors and outdoors is particularly useful in keeping your home secure, especially when you're away from home. Programmable timers or smart bulbs can simulate activity and deter potential intruders.

10. Upgrade to Plantation Shutters

Elevate your home's look and keep windows secure by upgrading old window coverings to modern DIY shutters. Plantation shutters offer durability, adjustable louvres for light and privacy control, and a sleek design that is perfectly suited to any décor.

By investing in quality faux wood or wooden shutters from The Shutter Store, you’ll add an excellent deterrent to would-be intruders. Plus, what’s wrong with adding a little more style to your living space?
Choose from full height, tier-on-tier, café style, and even solid panel shutters. That way, you’re sure to find the perfect style to suit your space.

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When it comes to protecting your home and loved ones, you can never be too careful. But better security doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.

Shop our collection of affordable DIY shutters today. Have questions for us? Send an email to hello@theshutterstore.co.uk and we’ll be in touch shortly.