October marks National Home Security Month

First launched in 2013, the National Home Security Month campaign is there to highlight the importance of preventative measures – not only to protect physical possessions from burglary – but also to provide comfort in knowing your home and its memories are safe and secure.

When it comes to home security, there’s a lot to think about. The security of your home is far too important to leave to chance. So what should you do? As part of National Home Security Month, we want to answer some commonly asked questions about home security.

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How much will a CCTV security system cost me? 

A CCTV system is a wise investment if you’re concerned about your home’s safety or security.

The cost of a CCTV security system will vary depending on the number of cameras, the camera’s location, and the camera specification. On average, you’re looking at roughly between £400 – £1,900 for parts and installation. The cost of supplying and installing more advanced CCTV systems may be significantly higher.

Can I monitor my CCTV cameras myself?

Yes, you can monitor your own CCTV cameras. However, you must ensure that the cameras you have installed are self-monitored security systems. Usually, this system is managed by the homeowner using their smartphone. If your system is configured correctly, then the system will send an alert notification to your smartphone if motion is detected on your cameras.

There are multiple methods of detecting what or who is on your property. You can speak to one of our sales team, who will be happy to discuss the options with you. Get in touch – sales@mayfairsecurity.co.uk.

When do most home burglaries occur?

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Although you may think that break-ins mostly happen during the nighttime when it’s dark, statistics say that break-ins are more common during the daytime between 10 am – 6 pm. Intruders are more likely to attempt break-ins during these times as family members are most likely to be at work and school.

The holidays are the following most common times for break-ins when people are travelling far from home. Let your neighbours know you are going on vacation if you’re friends with them. They can keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.

What attracts intruders? 

If your home has windows to the front of the premises, avoid leaving valuables sitting within sight. To reduce the temptation for intruders to break-in and steal your valuables, keep items such as keys, electronics, and handbags stored away.

If your garage is located on your driveway, ensure you lock your door while you’re in there. If someone walks onto your property and enters your home, you may not notice.