Are there times when you feel you ought to reassess the security of your home?

Being faced with the aftermath of a break-in is not something a property owner ever wants to go through, especially with the prospect of having to fill out unnecessary paperwork and insurance claims. So how can you take steps to ensure your home and belongings are better protected against theft and damage?

There are a number of ways to go about this, so if you’re not sure where to begin, you might be relieved to know that it can come from anything as simple as marking your valuables with UV pen, to more permanent changes such as the quality of your fencing, gates and locks. There is also a wealth of information available to you, and you can decide on the best solution according to priority.

Take a look at this handy infographic from Sainsbury’s Bank, illustrating the ways you can improve the security of your home from the inside and outside. It covers basics such as how you can make sure your locks meet the correct standards, and even shows you how you can use fencing, trellising (and even prickly foliage!) to help put intruders off trying to enter your property altogether.

Home security infographic