Our Guide to Choosing the Right Modern Safety Solutions

Did you know that 63% of residential burglaries happen to individuals without a basic home security system? With security threats on the rise, at Benchmark Windows, we understand that safeguarding your home has never been more important.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most effective ways you can protect your home, exploring how modern technology, including security systems and remote access features, can complement our bespoke solutions.

How Secure is My Home?

In the UK, home security levels vary depending on a number of factors.

Building regulations often require certain safety standards to be met, such as sturdy locks on doors and windows, ensuring a baseline level of security.

Many homeowners will also invest in additional security measures, with 33% of individuals enhancing the safety of their home as part of general improvements.

How to Make Your Home More Secure

Home security is all about making your home less attractive to intruders and keeping entry points secure. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common safety measures you can implement to make your home more secure.

Upgrade Your Windows and Doors

How to Make Your Home More Secure

Improving the security of your doors and windows can reduce the risk of a break in, helping you feel safer in your property. To improve security, you can fit your front door with:

  • An automatic rim latch lock
  • A peephole
  • A door chain
  • Additional locks, such as hinge bolts

You can also improve the security of your windows by:

  • Fitting locks with keys to all windows
  • Keeping keys out of sight
  • Invest in windows with durable locks.

Retrofitting UPVC and PVCU doors or windows with additional locks could compromise their structural integrity. Opting for new doors and windows designed with robust locking mechanisms offers a safer, more reliable solution for enhancing security.

At Benchmark Windows, all of our bespoke windows and doors are designed with high levels of security in mind. If you’re struggling to safeguard your existing entry points and are considering upgrading to new windows and doors, we can help. Call us on 01903 756 699 and speak to one of our knowledgeable advisors today.

Install a Smart Video DoorBell

Listen and speak to visitors even when you’re away with a smart video doorbell.

Not only can you instruct delivery drivers on where to leave a parcel when you’re not in, you can also monitor movement outside your home.

Install the device next to your front door and receive notifications on your phone when motion is detected, even if the bell doesn’t ring.

Invest in Floodlight Cameras

How to Make Your Home More Secure

Criminals are less likely to target well-lit areas due to the increased risk of detection. Floodlight cameras combine the benefits of outdoor lighting with advanced surveillance, offering clear video footage of the surrounding area.

With remote access functionality, you can view live or recorded footage from your floodlight using a smartphone. This flexibility allows you to monitor your home from anywhere, providing unparalleled peace of mind.

Have a Visible Intruder Alarm

Make sure your intruder alarm is clearly visible on your property to let potential intruders know you have a security system in place.

In the unfortunate event of a break-in, a visible burglar alarm prompts an immediate response, not only from homeowners, but also nearby residents. Monitored systems can also swiftly alert security companies or the police, guaranteeing a rapid and effective response to the situation.

Burglar-Proof Your Garden

As well as safeguarding the front of your home, there are various steps you can take to prevent your garden from becoming an easy entry point for intruders, these include:

  1. Gravel Around Your Home – this makes it harder for burglars to approach the property without alerting residents.
  2. Use Padlocks on Shed Doors – consider fitting them with small, battery-powered alarms.
  3. Ensure Your Conservatory Has a Quality Locking System – If you already have a conservatory, it’s crucial to ensure the locks are of the highest standard to enhance security. Alternatively, if you’re contemplating installing a conservatory soon, be sure to choose a reputable supplier. At Benchmark Windows, we’re dedicated to utilising premium materials for our luxury conservatories, including the use of toughened glass and high-quality locks to deter potential intruders. Reach out to us to learn more about our products and services.

Need Help Making Your Home More Secure?

Driven by a commitment to excellence, at Benchmark Windows, we prioritise the use of high-quality products to ensure our customers receive stunning solutions that don’t compromise their home’s security.

Our extensive range of windows and doors can seamlessly integrate with a range of additional safety features, offering unparalleled peace of mind and serving as a formidable force against potential intruders.

To find out more, please get in touch. Call us on 01903 756 699 and speak to one of our friendly team members today who will be more than happy to help you find the right solution to suit your needs.

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