While burglary isn’t very common, it makes sense to take precautions. Simple additions to your house, such as a well-maintained boundary or burglar alarm, can give you the peace of mind you need to remain independent at home.
To make it easier for you to choose the right home security options, Independent Age has provided helpful advice and resources on their website.
Quick tips for a more secure home
Improving home security doesn’t always mean large or costly adaptations. Often, simple tricks such as leaving a light on when you go out can make a big difference.
For more ideas, check out their tips for a more secure home.
Securing your windows and doors
Protecting windows and doors can go a long way towards improving the overall security of your home.
Make sure you know how to fully engage the locking system on your door and consider fitting window alarms where possible. For more on this, take a look at the information on their website.
You can also get a copy of their Home security guide which includes a detailed checklist of things you can do to make your home more secure.