When we think of security and safety measures, we often think of tall gates and big cameras. Installing safety equipment and security devices may give you a certain peace of mind, but it can often feel as though you are barricading yourself into your home. With all of the safety equipment and gear around you it can sometimes feel as though you are the prisoner, with nowhere to go.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. A sense of security shouldn’t come at the expense of a sense of freedom. Security measures should be giving you a sense of freedom in your own home, a sense that you don’t have to be as careful as you should be out in the world. And it is possible to get the best of both worlds. You should be looking for security measures which are non-obtrusive and which still give you that tangible feeling of safety.
And there are plenty of options nowadays. If you’re intent on having cameras in or around your home, then they should be concealed rather than out in the open. There are plenty of ways of hiding cameras in their surroundings, or building discreet boxes in order to house them from the elements. You should also be thinking about your safety in a more practical sense.
Yes, having cameras out in the open is more likely to make you feel safe and act as a deterrent. But hidden cameras are more likely to catch someone out. If you have recurring problems then you should be looking into hidden cameras in order to garner sufficient evidence for a trial.
You might also think about installing even more subtle security measures. Cameras can be integrated into your internal intercom system, meaning that when someone rings your doorbell you can see who they are without them knowing. You can also choose to have a variety of other security measures installed in your home. You might think about how viable more complex alarm systems will be in your home. They will provide you with a huge amount of security whilst you yourself are absent from the property. As shown in this blog post, high quality and low-cost measures are easy to integrate into any home.
You should also think about how your home design can itself be a security measure. You should be looking to make sure that windows in rooms with high-value items do not look out onto the street. You should be trying to make your home an obstacle to any potential intruder, making it too much bother for them to attempt a break-in.
You might consider removing certain parts of the structure in order to make forced entry a more difficult prospect. You may prefer to try to improve the more general security of your points of entry, including doors and windows. Don’t be afraid to consult experts on matters such as this, as they can no doubt provide a huge amount of insight that you would not have access to.