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None of us are in a rush to say goodbye to summer so soon, but as we are in September, it is fair to say the nights are getting darker earlier. It won’t be too long until we are fully experiencing autumn and then winter is just around the corner.

This is the perfect time of year for home owners to review their security options. When it comes to safety and security, it is always best to be proactive. If you are looking for ways to improve the security of your home, Austin Property Services is here to assist you.

We know what buyers are looking for in terms of a secure home, and this will provide you with a platform for making changes at your property. You might not think of adding value to your home as a crucial factor in home security improvements, but it does have an impact.

Key benefits of improving home security include:

  • By improving the standard of home security, you go some way to securing your valuables

  • Home security features deter crime

  • Many people are looking for remote access to their property, which these features offer

  • You can lower your insurance costs by improving your home security

  • You will feel more confident about the safety of loved ones

  • Home security provides excellent peace of mind

Home security also adds value to your home

When a buyer feels more confident and safer in a property, they will be more inclined to make a suitable offer for your home. This is why making home security improvements pays off in the short and long-term.

You don’t need a massive budget to make significant changes to your home. There are small adjustments you can make to locks that will make your home more secure. If you find an affordable and reliable lockable container that works for you, you will receive clear and actionable advice. A key lock box is a great option, and is far safer than many alternatives

The right deterrent works wonders, so follow these tips:

  • A CCTV system is a major investment, but it is a huge deterrent

  • A smart doorbell solution offers an affordable solution

  • Wireless door and window alarms also offer affordable solutions

Be proactive when it comes to securing your property

Rather than waiting for a problem to arise, be proactive, and resolve problems now. Take the following steps:

  • Check your locks, looking out for damage or natural wear and tear

  • Call out a locksmith to test and review your locks and entry points

  • Look out for good deals on security equipment and materials

Change your habits

It is also a good idea to change your habits or not fall into a rut if you are keen to keep your home safe and secure. Consider the following tips:

  • Ensure all valuables are stored out of sight

  • If you can, install timer switches that give the impression someone is in your home

  • If you have a trusted friend, family member or neighbour, ask them to pop in and look around, also, they will ensure nothing piles up at your front door

We know many people have questions and queries right now, and we are here to help as best we can. Please get in touch with Austin Property Services if there is anything, we can assist you with. You can call us on 01305 858470 or you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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