How Can I Improve my Home Security?

22 May 2017

Ways to Make your Home Feel Safe and Secure

Ensuring the security of your home is very important to make you and your family feel safe and secure within your home at all times. Many of the tenants at the Sky House Design Centre are experts in creating a living environment that is both safe and secure.

Securing your Home from the Front:

There are a number of ways to provide home security to your property before you even step foot into the house. Our first suggestion would be to consider installing an automated driveway gate . Gates are a great way to improve kerb appeal  whilst keeping unwanted visitors off of your property.

With a broad range of gate designs and accessories, you can easily find exactly what you are looking for. A number of access and gate controls are available, providing the required security for your project. IQ Gates are able to integrate key fob access, audio and video intercoms, automated number plate recognition and other controls to achieve your requirements. Find out more about the access and gate controls available.

Automated Driveway Gate Security

Consider External Security Systems:

If automated driveway gates are not for you or you would like additional security then you may want to consider installing security systems around and within your home. Security systems include intruder alarm systems, CCTV systems, access control systems and security monitoring. Installing these systems will allow you to feel safer in your home as well as finding out if there are any problems when you are not at home.

NSSG, an exhibitor at the Design Centre, are one of London’s leading security system providers.  Installing these systems will allow you to take instant action by alerting you as soon as there is an attempt of forced entry as well as sending a mobile notification when you are away from home. This system also comes with backup power so you will not have to worry about power outages.

NSSG Home Security

Improve the Security of your Doors:

Making sure you have a secure front door is ideal for your property. Elizabeth Assaf, Director and Designer at Urban Front , wrote a blog post last year titled ‘Safe and Secure’ . In this article, Elizabeth answers many of the questions homeowners will often ask when considering how secure their front door may be.

There are a few of things to consider when deciding on the necessary security of your front door. Do you live in an area where break-ins occur often? Do you already have an automated driveway gate that will increase the security of your home anyway? Which locking option will you go for?

Each of these questions can easily be answered by yourself or a professional working on your project. There is a range of locking systems perfect for all levels of security including a motorised locking system that will lock the minute your door closes to make you feel more secure. Single locks are also available, possibly better suited for those in a secure development or area.

Urban Front Home Security

Other entry systems are available for integration including a fingerprint entry system, where you can enter or remove up to 100 fingerprints at any one time. You may also want to consider integrating privacy or sandblasted glass into your entranceway so people passing by cannot see into your home. To find out more about the security of your door and what to consider, read the blog article here .

Urban Front doors pass the EN1627:2011, Secure by Design certification and European Class 2, 3 and 4. By passing these tests, you can be assured that your front door is at the best security level possible. Urban Front also recently achieved the certification for LPS1175 Grade 2, making them one of the only companies who make hardwood bespoke doors, to have this certification.

Smart Home Technology – Providing A Secure Home:

Security, CCTV and door intercoms are one of the biggest attractions of smart home technology, combined with lighting. There are a broad range of systems available to allow you to keep your space safe, with alerts to be sent to your phone or tablet when someone enters the home or if the garage door has been left open.

Intelligent security by Indigozest puts peace of mind at your fingertips. It is possible to view the video feeds from your security cameras straight from your mobile device, or even assign temporary security codes for deliveries and service workers. Another great way to increase the security of your home with smart home technology is by randomising lights and audio/video equipment that are controlled at the touch of a button when you are not home. This makes it look like you are at home, even when you are not.

Indigozest Smart Home Automation Security

To find out more about how the tenants at the Sky House Design Centre in Buckinghamshire can help you improve the security of your home, please contact us on 01494 722880 or email info@skyhousedesigncentre.com . If you would prefer to speak to one of our experts in person then please contact us to book your personal showroom visit.


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