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Ways to Improve the Security of Your Home

Ways to Improve the Security of Your Home

Home is where everyone should also feel safe and secure. You shouldn’t be worrying about how/where a burglar or vandal might enter your home. It is important to take precautions, by adding deterrents where possible, improving the security of your home. Read on to find out ways to improve the security of your home.

Install Gates

iron driveway gate

Where possible, adding a security gate to your property is an ideal option as it makes it more difficult for intruders to even come close to your home. Ensure that the gate is made of high-quality materials. At Vale Automation, we offer Wrought Iron, Driveway Gates and Wooden Gates all of which are custom built to your home for aesthetic and security purposes. It is vital that all gates surrounding your property are regularly checked for security breaches and general maintenance. For more information on maintaining your gates, read our blog post.

If adding a gate to your property is not an option, ensure any fencing or walls are high enough and in good condition to provide you with ample security.

Invest In A Reliable Security Alarm

alarm system


Security alarms are known to be loud and annoying, especially when they’re a false alarm, however, they are perfect deterrents. It is important to install a security system from a reputable company and in alarms that are clearly visible security alarms on the exterior of your home. Having an alarm system can also reduce your home insurance premiums, as some insurers offer discounts if you inform them.

If you have a large property or land surrounding your home, it might beneficial to have more than one alarm installed.

Add Outdoor Lights

outdoor lamp for home


Adding motion sensor outdoor lights is a simple yet effective way to deter vandals or thieves and increase the security of your homes, as they prefer to not be seen. They are also handy if you’re returning home in the dark to stop you tripping or falling over because you can’t see the path.

Befriend Your Neighbours


Keeping in contact with your neighbours is also a great way to have an extra set of eyes watching for any suspicious activity and strangers near your home and theirs. If you have differing schedules, someone is able to alert you to something you might have missed.

If you’re going to be away from home it would be favourable to entrust your neighbour with a key to open and close curtains, collect post etc. to create the illusion you’re at home.


padlock on door

Sheds and outdoor buildings are often overlooked when it comes to security, which is why they are also easy targets for burglaries. Adding strong locks to the doors and windows increases the security. If you use locks on your garden gate, it is a good idea to consider installing a second lock on every gate.

Speak To Our Experts

If you want a new gate or want some more information on which gate will be best for your home, call our friendly team here at Vale Automation on 01949 20423 or fill on our easy online contact form today.