Good and Poor Security Homes – A Visual Guide

Security Advice for your Home

We’re delighted to provide you with some hopefully helpful security information for your house, a guide highlighting in an easy to understand visual format, the differences between a home with poor security and one with good security.

This first picture shows a home with poor security (click on the picture to download as a PDF in larger size).  You’ll notice the overgrown vegetation that helps shield the front from the roadside, thereby providing useful cover for burglars. The old and insecure doors and windows, in some cases left open, the unlocked window next to the flat roof with the handy drain pipe that can be used to climb up onto it, and the poor state of repair of the fence and shed with tools readily accessible for any burglar to use, accessible through an unlocked gate or the holes in the fence.
Unsecure House Drawing

This second picture however, shows the same property but with the security issues identified and improved. (Click on the picture to download as a PDF in larger size.)

Good quality doors and windows have been fitted (with the appropriate locks which are closed and locked). The window next to the flat roof has a lock and the window into the garage has a grille over it. Items in the garage are secured using a ground anchor and chain, and tools are stored securely in the locked shed which itself is in a garden protected by good quality and sturdy fencing and a locked gate. (Don’t forget a good source of information on good quality security products such as ground anchors, chains, padlocks etc is Sold Secure). Additional security has also been added in the form of a visible alarm, CCTV and a professionally specified and fitted safe.

Unsecure House Drawing

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