Feeling safe in your own home is important to help you relax and enjoy your leisure time. Unfortunately, worries can include burglaries and intruders, which can make you feel nervous when in your property, especially if you’re alone.

Perhaps you’ve just moved into a new home, or are looking to improve the security of a home you’ve been in for many years? At Turner Security we create bespoke security solutions for your needs. Get in touch for our assistance and see our general safety advice to consider:

Utilise technology

Technology has been a huge advancement for home safety and security as you can get alerted by motion sensors, control access to your property electronically and have video evidence in the event of a criminal act. In essence, it provides an unparalleled level of control to help in the worst case scenarios.


CCTV is both a visual deterrent to crime as potential perpetrators don’t want to be recorded and have evidence collected against them, and a tool to help seek justice in criminal cases. They are an advanced yet low maintenance security system with only occasional check-ups required.

Intruder alarms

Another practical deterrent are intruder alarms which can be set-up at entrance points to your home and also inside wherever they are required. With alerts triggered by motion sensors any unexpected movements will be promptly brought to your attention.

With wireless options and scheduling, they can be very easy to use and convenient for everyday life, protecting you in the background.

Consider your lighting

Lighting is a great way to increase security as potential intruders will not want to risk being seen in driveway lights and other well lit exterior areas. Motion sensor lights are a popular choice as if you’re in you can check to ensure it’s just a cat or guest arriving, rather than anything suspicious.

In addition to this, home smartapps can let you schedule your lighting to help give the impression you’re inside as anyone watching your property is likely to assume they are being manually activated..

Be vigilant

However much technology you have installed, it’s still recommended to stay vigilant, alert and aware of what’s happening in your area. A lot of the time you can trust your instincts and if you feel unsafe you can fallback on the technology to double check your entrances and sense check any disturbing noises,

If in any doubt about your immediate safety, contact your local police authority.

Whilst your away…

When you stay away from home for whatever reason – holidays, work trips, family events – ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property and let them know when you’ll be back. As they know you’re not home they will be able to look out for any unexpected activity on your property, providing you with added peace of mind.

Contact us for bespoke security systems

Our team are always on hand to help, whether with a phone call, enquiry form or email out of hours. We offer no obligation quotes and free site visits to assess how we can improve the security of your home.

With a focus on customer satisfaction, we take the time to understand your concerns and aims with home security, meaning we offer the best solution for you. Once installed, we are available for ongoing maintenance to ensure peace of mind.

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