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National Home Security Month – Could Your Home Security Be Improved?

We’re just a few days away from the clocks going back an hour, which means that the dark nights will close in even more quickly. If you’re a homeowner, this should put you on your guard.

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Why do we say that? Because local thieves could see it as a great opportunity to attempt to break into people’s properties, possibly including your own, with a reduced chance of getting caught.

It just so happens that October is National Home Security Month, which is very timely as the whole purpose of this initiative, is to supply householders with hints and tips revolving around enhancing home security to see off the increased threat of burglary at this time of the year.

Balhousie has picked out some of the best hints and tips to help you on your way to a more secure home:

  1. Replace any ageing windows and doors

Your windows and doors shouldn’t just make your home look good. They should also keep it out of the clutches of others by acting as an immovable barrier.

If you feel any give in your windows and doors when they’re locked and you’re pushing them, it’s time they were taken out and exchanged for the very latest, ultra-secure windows and doors.

Unless they have a key to open them, they will completely fox thieves.  

  1. Take a social media silence when on holiday

We live in a society where seemingly everything gets shared on social media. If you’re a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram user, try to resist the temptation to tag yourself in at some far-flung place abroad.

Broadcasting to the world that your house is potentially empty could come back to bite you if your privacy settings aren’t setup correctly and a would-be thief gains word of your absence.

  1. Get an alarm installed

Surely, everybody has an alarm fitted at home? That, unfortunately, couldn’t be further from the truth.

According to lock specialists, Yale, only around 30 per cent of UK homes have an alarm system, which is quite alarming (pardon the pun) when you consider how effective alarms can be at keeping intruders out.

It may seem a demanding investment, but it will be worth every penny if it stops someone being able to swipe your belongings.


Any concerns you have about home security can be dispelled once you have secure windows and doors fitted by Balhousie. Request a FREE quote for them now to put thieves firmly on the back foot.

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