Installing good-quality locks on all your doors and windows is of paramount importance if you want to keep your home in Hull, East Yorkshire as safe and secure as you can. However there are other things you can do as well to ensure would-be burglars are less likely to target your home.
One of the easiest things you can do is to install extra lighting around your property. Burglars like to work when it is dark if they can, because they are less likely to be seen. The best idea, then, is to install lighting that comes on when someone comes close to your front door.
Advantages of installing motion sensor lights
Outdoor motion sensor lights are ideal both for the front and rear of your property. At the front they will switch on whenever someone comes within range of your front door. This will benefit you and anyone else visiting for a legitimate reason. As you approach, the lights will come on and allow you to see your front door and give you time to easily find your keys so you can get indoors too. It will also assist delivery drivers and the postie, not to mention friends and relatives.
And of course, if anyone tries to sneak up to your property at night, hoping to break in, they certainly won’t enjoy being caught in the spotlight. They’ll very likely head to another property to try their luck there instead – one without a motion sensor light outside.
Make sure you install the lights at the rear of your property as well
There is always a chance a burglar might gain access to your back garden to try and break in through the back door, or a rear window, instead. This is advantageous to them because they are far less likely to be seen from the street. Add in the inconvenience (to them) of a motion sensor light and they will soon move on.
If you have a dog and they go out into the garden just before bed to do their business, the motion sensor light will come in handy in that instance as well. If you position it correctly, you’ll be able to enjoy an instant light source as soon as you step outside your back door. This is useful in the winter months as you can check for ice just outside your door before you walk any further. As such, it could even prevent the odd fall, as well as making it easier to locate your dog.
Make sure you shop for lights that are intended for outdoor use. Furthermore, if you speak to a Hull locksmith they will be able to give you advice on the best lights to use. And of course, they’ll also be happy to provide advice on how good your home security is at present. With the best locks, security and lighting in place, you will be able to reduce the odds that someone would try and break into your property.