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Make home security your New Year’s resolution

We’re now well into the New Year, and it has been revealed that by this time, nearly half of all Brits have failed to keep to their New Year’s resolutions*.

With these figures coming to light, why not make a resolution that you can keep this year by simply keeping up-to-date with your home security.

It’s also important to be aware that January is a prime time for thieves, as the shorter days offer a great level of camouflage to let them access your home unnoticed. But these opportunists are also aware that there are is guaranteed array of Christmas gifts in the majority of households such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and other valuable items.

With this in mind, make sure your home is not an easy target for burglars and secure your property with a little help from the security experts at Yale.

Let there be light

Exterior lighting is a great addition to upgrade your outdoor home security. A sufficient outdoor security system makes it very difficult for thieves to remain undetected during the darker nights, offering a sufficient deterrent for thieves staging a potential break-in.

Thieves also target outbuildings as they hold an array of expensive items including tools that can be used to make it even easier to break into your home. Using heavy-duty padlocks to secure outbuildings, alongside anchor locks and cables to secure valuables can help to strengthen your outdoor security system and prevent thieves from taking expensive products.

Birds eye view

There’s also the option of fitting a wireless home alarm or CCTV system to your home to keep an eye on your property whilst you’re away. The high-tech versions that are now on the market can quickly alert you to an intruder remotely and also work as an additional visual deterrent to make burglars choose elsewhere.

Leading smart home systems can now link with your smartphone so you can check up on your home security on the go. Yale’s range of smart CCTV systems have a range of additional features including HD video recording and enhanced night vision, meaning you can be safe in the knowledge that your home is being securely protected whilst you’re away.

It’s what’s inside that counts

A really simple way of updating your home security system can be through replacing your cylinder in your lock. With each household in the UK said to have lost at least two spare keys on average**, it’s hard for us to work out who exactly has the keys to our homes, so replacing the cylinder can be the most-cost effective way of protecting our homes for potential burglaries.

Outsmart the criminals

There’s also the option of installing an even ‘smarter’ security solution by upgrading your lock to a Smart Door Lock. Yale’s new Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock can help to enhance your home security by giving you complete control over who has access to your home. Even the worry of lost keys is a thing of the past as, with the Conexis L1, your smartphone becomes your key.

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*Bupa 2015

**LV 2015


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