Home security equipment buying guide
Home security is more than just keeping thieves out of your home; it's also about keeping your house and your family safe from other threats such as fire and carbon monoxide. Please below the various measures that'll make your home a more secured place.
Security measures for your home:
- Burglar alarms
The simplest method of deterring thieves, the burglar alarm is set to go off as soon as someone walks into a room they shouldn't. Unless they know the code to switch it off, it will keep sounding.
- CCTV cameras
CCTV is a useful protection system; not only can it discourage crooks who know it's there, but for those who don't know, the high-quality, date and time-stamped footage can provide extra help to police.
- Distress alarm
Activating a distress alarm is sometimes the safest thing you can do, for example if you hear noises downstairs during the night. Pressing the button on the handy pendant will automatically ring a set of telephone numbers specified by you to let them know you are in trouble.
- Dummy camera
Equipped with a flashing light, dummy cameras can reduce the risk of criminal activity by deterring burglars or anti-social behaviour; but of course they do not record any footage.
- Fire extinguisher and fire blanket
Stop small fires from spreading into larger fires only the fire brigade can deal with. Our fire extinguishers and blankets are only designed for smaller fires, but as many fires can start out small, these should be more than adequate to prevent a larger problem.
A single floodlight can provide a vast amount of illumination. Just one or two relatively small lights will be more than enough to shed light on any late night visitors.
- Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Many of these alarms can now tell the difference between burnt toast and something more dangerous. Some alarms can even sit on your bedside table for convenience, doubling up as a torch to help guide you through the house in the event of an emergency.