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Security Matters – Top Tips for Protecting your Home in Berkshire

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Peter Donaldson
Security Matters – Top Tips for Protecting your Home in Berkshire

Everyone has the right to feel secure and safe in their own home. That’s why it’s worth being proactive about your security measures before any issues arise. If you know that you have a decent security system, then you’ll feel more relaxed when you go to bed or leave the house.

One of the great things about Newbury is its low levels of crime. It’s a peaceful area where community stills matter and neighbours look out for each other. Even in a safe place like Newbury, it pays to be vigilant. At Camp Hopson, we’re big on security. We take it seriously at our facilities and through our years of serving Newbury and the surrounding areas, we’ve picked up some useful tips. Here are some of our tips to improve your home security.

Tops Tips for Home Security – 

Alarm system – if nothing else, an alarm system is a deterrent against would-be thieves. Gone are the days when alarm system was set off by the wind. Modern alarm systems are now more affordable, and you can tailor the system to your requirements. You can set the alarm before you and your family go to bed and raise the beam to make sure the pets don’t set the alarm off. There are also options where a security team will visit your property on call if needed. For more upgraded measures, CCTV is also an option, especially if you’ve been burgled more than once.

Lock and key – install deadbolt locks. Other locks for external doors aren’t adequate to prevent break-ins, so don’t take the risk. They are more expensive, but it’s worth the additional cost. Modern deadbolt locks are complicated to bypass or break, and the difficulty in trying it often deters criminals. If you’ve just moved into a new home, change all the locks. It’s one that a lot of people don’t think to do, but it’s an important one.

Don’t leave it under the doormat – this one is for people who leave a spare under the doormat. Don’t do it. It’s the first place a thief will look, and they’ll also rummage around any loose soil or garden plants. If you need to leave a spare somewhere, think outside of the box and only tell your family where it is.

Lighting – one of the most critical aspects of any home security is lighting. This isn’t just to deter burglars; it’s to ensure you and your family can see anyone who’s approaching your house. A security light on each outside entrance is a must, and a decent light will have settings you can adjust.

Always at home – if possible, always put something in place to give the appearance that someone’s at home. If you set a lamp in your living room on a timer, it can help, but if possible, it’s also a good idea to ask a family member or friend to either housesit or check on your home if you’re on holiday.


How Storage Can Help Keep Your Possessions Safe and Secure – 

The idea behind home security is to make your home safer. You don’t need to start erecting electric fencing and panic buttons in every room. It’s an additional measure to deter thieves and protect your family. And for times when you aren’t at home, you can have the peace of mind that your possessions have more protection from theft.

However, it’s not always possible to safeguard your possessions with home security without going to extreme measures. After all, most houses aren’t built to provide secure storage that prevents theft and damage.

Some of your possessions may be expensive, or they hold sentimental value. To make sure that these items have the right level of protection, the best place to safeguard them is self storage. A self storage unit offers the additional security needed for items that are expensive or are irreplaceable. If you’re going away for a holiday or business, a self storage unit is the perfect way to make sure your possessions are safe

Camp Hopson – Master Removers and Storers of Newbury – 

Hundreds of people store their belongings with Camp Hopson every year. We often get return customers who have used our removals service. Furthermore, due to our dedication to customer service, we also receive a lot of referrals from customers who introduce their family and friends.

The Camp Hopson team have all the necessary tools and equipment to undertake any removals or storage job. We offer various storage packages that cover short to long-term storage. No matter what your requirements are, Camp Hopson caters for all removals and storage requirements.

If you have items that are expensive or you can’t replace, it’s not worth taking a risk. Moreover, for people who are often away on business or are going on holiday, storage is the perfect solution that offers peace of mind and additional protection for your valuables.

If you’d like to discuss how using storage could help your home security, please contact us at any time.