Security Hints

Security 1 Solutions is committed to providing you with state-of-the-art monitored security for your home. But we realise that the feeling of security must extend beyond the walls of your home and into the community.
Below is a series of safety tips that you may find useful:

• Alarm systems are an effective deterrent. 9 out of 10 convicted burglars say they would   avoid a house protected by an alarm system. Security system stickers and signs are also an effective deterrent.

• When you are away from your home for extended periods, use timers on internal lights to give the impression there is someone home

• Don’t allow your mail to pile up in the mailbox or on the front lawn. Either have your mail redirected to the Post Office or ask a neighbour to collect it until you get home.

• If possible, ask a friend or neighbour to park their car in your driveway occasionally to indicate there is someone home.

• Secure your glass doors and windows with a rod in the track to block it from opening.

• Use outdoor lights with motion sensors and make sure you install them high enough to prevent intruders from disabling them.

• Never attach a key ring to your keys with your name and address on it.

• Never leave keys around the exterior of your home, as thieves are familiar with this practice and know where to look!

• Conduct a regular spring clean of your security equipment, in particular motion sensors, to remove cob webs and dust which could set off a false alarm. It is also a good idea to spray regularly with fly/spider surface spray.