Make your home as safe as possible
No one likes to think about their home being the target of a crime like burglary, but it's best to prepare for the worst even if you hope for the best. Installing a selection of home security devices around your property and garden can ensure you sleep soundly every night, safe in the knowledge you've done everything possible to protect your family and valuables.
There is a wide range of security products on the market, so it pays to shop around to find the devices that are right for your home - and your budget. Read More
What home security devices do I need?
The type of device and level of security you require for your home will depend on what kind of property you have, where you live and how safe you feel. At a basic level, it is worth making it difficult for anyone to access your garden by climbing over a wall or fence. This is where anti-climb security spikes can be invaluable.
These strips of plastic spikes are easy to install on fences, walls or even windowsills, acting as a deterrent to any would-be thieves. They are specially designed to make climbing uncomfortable, but won't do any serious damage to anyone who grips them.
Another useful deterrent is an alarm, but if you can't afford to kit your home out with an entire security system, you can opt for a mock external home alarm box that will make people think your house is alarmed.
Should you wish to install a proper security system, a great option is a light fitted with a motion sensor that also has a camera attached to it. When the light is set off, a video or still image of the area will be automatically captured and recorded to a hidden SD memory card.
It's not all about external security, though, as you can buy a small safe in which to keep particularly valuable possessions or important paperwork, for instance. Such products are available in a range of sizes, so you should be able to find one that will meet your needs.
Shred confidential papers, personal documents and credit cards without the noise and hassle of an electric shredder
Protect your cards with this aluminium security wallet
Stop unwanted intruders or pets from entering your garden
Keep valuables secure in a wall socket safe
A highly effective Alarm that gives out a terrifyingly realistic dog bark as intruders approach
An insulated Document Wallet that is fire resistant to 400°C
Place this waterproof motion-activated light in any vulnerable area outdoors to alert you to unwelcome visitors at night
Give intruders a short, sharp shock with these Brick Spikes
Deter unwanted intruders with these Brick Spikes
Remote Controlled PIR Motion Sensor Alarm
Fields all your incoming phone calls and intercepts and answers those from unwanted callers
Fields all your incoming phone call, intercepts and answers those from unwanted callers and records phone calls if required
A strong closed-link Security Chain that fixes to uPVC doors without screwing or drilling into the door
Screen callers before you answer the door with this Door Security System that videos visitors as they ring the bell