May 29, 2020

Security is one of the key concerns of any home. Most people will go out of their way to make sure they have set up a standard of home security that they’re happy with. But some measures could help prevent thieves or other criminals from entering your property, including some measures that are often overlooked. With this in mind, in this blog, we will take a look at some overlooked security issues within a typical home.

Security Issues at Home

1. Security Login Information

These days we have so much personal data, including bank accounts, and official documents stored within our online accounts and on our electronic devices. Which is why in case anyone did manage to steal a device, we need to do what we can to prevent them from obtaining our important data. 

For starters, password, fingerprint or PIN lock your device, this will help slow criminals down. Secondly, do not make the mistake of writing down your important information on a piece of paper or in an easy to find notebook! An intruder may search for such a thing. It’s better to store all your login details behind a password-protected file.

2. Important Physical Documentation

Documents such as birth certificates, tax documentation, and even utility bills could be used by thieves in an attempt to steal your identity and commit such acts as taking out a credit card in your name and then spending all of the balance! It’s recommended to keep these documents secure in a well-protected safe.

3. Medication & Tablets

A real overlooked item that people may not think to secure in case of a break-in is medication and tablets. Again, always keep these in a guarded, hard to find location. But a location which you can easily find. A burglar may steal these to sell on to other people, so it’s important to do your best to secure these items as much as you can.

4. Jewellery

This is, unsurprisingly, one of the key targets of your typical burglar. This can include not only jewellery that is valuable from a monetary perspective but also holds sentimental value. The problem is that a lot of jewellery is taken off at night and left around the house. It’s best to always take those extra few seconds and get it stored away in a safe whenever you’re not wearing it.

Now that you have reached the end of this blog you will have discovered a few overlooked security issues that you can make sure you get taken care of! One thing that can go a long way into preventing the kind of crimes featured in this blog is the installation of security cameras. Security cameras can act as a deterrent for burglars and other criminals, or if it does not prevent them from carrying out their crime, at least it will provide you with evidence on who did it! Smart security devices have the bonus of being able to be operated from a smartphone, laptop, or tablet device. Apps on a smartphone that link up to smart security devices are especially helpful as it means you can monitor your home whilst on the move.

When looking for some of the products mentioned in this article, such as security cameras and other smart security devices there are a lot of different shops to consider. Rutherfords, for example, have some great smart security products such as doorbells and entry systems. Take a look at our website for more details, and see if you can discover an option that will help your household feel safer, and protect your belongings at the same time.

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