Your home is your haven away from the stresses and strains of modern life, and is somewhere that you and your family, as well as all of your possessions, should always be safe. But sadly, without the right security measures in place, this isn’t always the case, and luxury homes in particular can often become a target for criminals. With this in mind, implementing a robust security system is paramount to ensure optimum peace of mind, particularly when you are away from home.
Unsure where to start? Our short guide on how to keep your home safe from intruders will get you started.
Invest in a safe
Perhaps one of the simplest ways to up your home security is by investing in a safe. While it might not be able to prevent burglars from entering your home, it can certainly prevent them from laying their hands on your valuables should they succeed in gaining access, and so is a great investment for storing the smaller high-value items that you have.
Safely putting away your Omega watch or your most prized pieces of jewellery away in a high-quality, coded safe will provide the reassurance you need, but be sure to have yours fixed to the wall and, ideally, hidden behind a door or picture on your wall to mask it from view. Avoid writing the entry code down anywhere, too, as even if thieves do manage to locate it, they won’t be able to remove it entirely or open it.
Install security systems
Of course, the smartest idea is to install an intelligent security system that will both alert you to any potential intruders and help to prevent them from gaining access in the first place. Security systems are also helpful for providing peace of mind whenever you leave the house, allowing you to do so safe in the knowledge that there is still protection in place, wherever you are. CCTV cameras are highly effective, as they can act as a deterrent as well as providing vital evidence should someone attempt – or worse, succeed – in breaking into your home.
Intruder alarms are also an excellent investment that require someone to enter a code to turn the alarm off if they do manage to enter (when the alarm is set). This can prevent anyone from stealing anything if they break in because the alarm will be a deterrent and the police will be contacted. Today’s home security systems include clever features such as artificial intelligence and facial recognition, and allow you to monitor them from a sophisticated mobile phone app, anywhere, anytime.
Avoid leaving your valuables on show
Another important measure to take to protect your most prized items from potential theft is avoiding leaving them on show in the home. If someone that walks past your house can see valuable items like a large, high-tech television, Apple Macbook, valuable artwork or another pricey item simply by glancing in through your window, then this could prove tempting to criminals and potential burglars, so putting items like laptops, watches and other high value, portable items out of sight when leaving the house is essential.
It’s also important to never leave a set of keys somewhere near a window or door that could be taken by a thief without too much difficulty, as cars and other high-value vehicles have often been stolen by crafty thieves laying their hands on them.
The bottom line
If you’ve worked hard to have a life you love, and the luxury possessions that come as part of it, then taking the necessary measures to keep them safe is important. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to home security, and protecting your valuable items means also protecting your family from the risk of traumatising events like burglaries.
While many possessions can be easily replaced, family safety is something money simply can’t buy, so ensure you are all able to rest easy at night by investing in something you’ll all be thankful for.