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Intruder Prevention: Keep your home safe

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The potential risk of unauthorised access to your home could have some short-term and long-term repercussions. Vandalism, as caused by human or animal, could result in increasing clean-up and reparation costs. Theft, on the other hand, will not only see the potential damage inflicted on your property and the loss of valuable items and heirlooms but could also present an immediate threat to your family’s safety. The psychological impact of a burglary may also last long after the event itself, and for some could result in a desire to leave the property and the area entirely.

To deter potential intruders from entering your property, multiple security measures can be put in place to give you peace of mind and save you from the personal and financial costs of unwanted intruders in your home.

Safe and sound from the inside out

The first port of call for any home security system is to ensure that the best possible locks are installed on any home entry point. This includes all doors and windows – even the bathroom window in the top corner! Depending on the type of window and door installed, you may have locks that are proven to be weaker and easier for intruders to break, so it is definitely worth having a professional check this over.

You can’t go wrong with a high-quality intruder alarm as a primary preventative measure, and the benefits are clear. If correctly installed and activated, an intruder alarm will automatically alert you in the event of any unauthorised access to your home, and may even be patched through to a designated security service. If potential burglars can clearly see that you have an active intruder alarm installed on your property, they are likely to keep on walking.

Protect your properties perimeter

CCTV is an excellent deterrent for intruders of any calibre, whether motivated by vandalism, or potential burglary. Installing a CCTV system around your home will allow you to keep an eye on your property at all times, with criminals often fearful of the risk of being caught on camera. If an intrusion were to take place, you would then have credible video footage of the criminals to hand over to the police as they undergo their investigation. Dummy cameras and CCTV signage can also be an effective deterrent, however, should an incident take place you won’t have the benefit of captured footage.

An automated or electric gate system offers multiple benefits that you can’t afford to pass up. They instantly add value to your property and create a stylish and majestic finish to make any home feel like a grand estate. From a security perspective, automated gates are also extremely beneficial. In comparison to manual swing gates, which can be opened by anyone at any time, electric gates give the property owner more control over who is allowed to enter the property in question. This security can be improved further through the addition of an intercom or key code system at the entrance of the gate.

The addition of security lighting, combined with an automated gate, and CCTV equipment, will ensure that your homes perimeter security is effectively and consistently protected. The blinding light will not only put intruders in the spotlight, but will also alert any passers-by, neighbours, or even yourselves of the presence of someone on your property. This is also a useful tool to deter problematic animals from causing damage to your home and garden.

Whichever way you look at it, home security is an important consideration for everyone, especially to avoid the damages that could be caused by intruders.

TPS Electric Gates and Barriers can help you on your way to effective home security, and your peace of mind. We install beautifully designed, high-quality automated gate systems to a wide range of property shapes and sizes, and will even work to keep them maintained and fully functioning. Visit our website for more information about the products we supply, and to find out how a new automated gate system could be the ideal security solution for your home.