5 Key Considerations When Burglar Proofing Your Property
The idea of a burglary or a home invasion is enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. It’s not an experience anyone wants to go through. This is why it’s so important burglar proofing your property to keep unwanted visitors out and to protect the safety and security of your family and possessions.
Here are some important things to keep in mind when burglar proofing your home:
- Respect your space
Security features should not come at a cost to your freedom to enjoy your space. There are a variety of burglar-proofing products on the market – choose the ones that fit your space best. Retractable gates, for example, are great for securing small spaces while not taking up space themselves, or to allow you to still enjoy the full use of large sliding doors.
- Windows can also have retractable barriers
Your home is your space, and whichever improvements you make should suit your needs and your needs alone. So, why not change things up? If custom retractable barriers can be made for different sized doorways, why not also use these when burglar proofing your windows? This will allow you to enjoy the security of burglar bars, but also the freedom to move it out of the way for an unobstructed view when needed.
- Shutters are ideal for holiday homes or patio areas
A new trend has emerged when it comes to burglar proofing residential properties. Thanks to improved designs, more people are considering the use of roller shutters. In addition to their exceptional value as a security barrier, they also provide excellent privacy for complete peace of mind. This makes them ideal for properties where no-one is perhaps home for extended periods of time or for patio areas where you would like to reclaim your space and keep unwanted visitors out.
- Security does not have to be an eyesore
Think about your style and what you want your space to look like. And then realise that you have the power to make that happen. Instead of buying any off-the-shelf gates and bars, use a supplier such as Sequre that offers you the opportunity to request a quote for a particular design and/or colour for your barriers to suit your style.
- Choose a quality supplier
Your attempts at burglar proofing will be futile if you don’t partner with a reliable supplier of quality products. Sequre has your back. Our manufacturing plant in Rosslyn is SABS ISO 9001 certified, and our products carry a lifetime guarantee – we’ll replace, repair, or refund any Sequre product which is broken during a break-in.
Bonus: Remember to notify your insurance provider
Don’t forget to let your insurance provider know about the security upgrades you have done to your property. Insurance premiums are partly based on the perceived risk involved. The more secure your property is, the lower the risk of burglary or loss is. This, in turn, should mean lower monthly insurance premiums for you. It’s a win-win situation!
Choose Sequre when burglar proofing your home. Talk to us about our great product range and to request a custom quote.