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Ways You Can Protect Your Home and Contents

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Guest post exploring ways to protect your home and contents include installing a security door, having a high wall and front gate and installing a security alarm.

There are many ways you can protect your home and contents. Things that intruders tend to target include cash, jewellery, appliances, computer equipment, televisions and stereos and even important documents. There are things you can do to help protect your home, but it is a good idea to take out contents insurance in case anything is ever stolen. Your contents insurance will cover things like your furniture, your clothes and personal belongings, your carpet, your Westinghouse fridge and your computer equipment.


Security alarm


A great way to help protect your home is to install a security alarm. It is a great way to protect your home and contents from intruders. An alarm will detect any movement within your home which this is easily controlled with a pin code that you enter into the computer. If someone does break into your home the alarm will go off and the security company will be notified by their systems and they will send the police around to your property.


Security door and security screens


A security door acts as a great deterrent to an intruder as it does make it more difficult to break into your home. It also improves the safety of your home for your family as you can open the door to strangers but still keep the security door locked. It can also improve the look of your entrance way if you choose a more decorative security door. You can also have security screens fitted on to your windows. Windows are often easier to break into than doors so don’t think that an intruder will only come in through the front door. You can buy screens that won’t spoil your view and it means you can keep your windows open during the summer to let the cool breeze in. The screens will also stop insects from coming in.


Security cameras


If you have a high wall and front gate on your property it is a good idea to have security cameras mounted on your wall so you can see who is at the front gate. They also work well if you have a multi-storey home because you can keep an eye on who is at the front door without having to go downstairs and check. You could even have an electric gate which you need a security code to activate.


High wall and gates


Having a high wall around your property is a good idea, although it will be expensive to build and you will need council approval. It will, however, give you added privacy, and make it very hard for an intruder to get in. It would also make it extremely difficult for them to get any of your possessions out of the property. You should fit a secure gate and have an intercom system. This is where it is also a good idea to mount security cameras on the gate as well. This type of security is only really necessary if you have a very valuable property. You will find that mostly houses in more expensive suburbs have security that extends this far.

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Frank Theodor Schulte-Ladbeck
home inspector, TREC# 9073
Houston , Texas , 77063 United States

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