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The most effective home security options according to experts

Burglar bars, alarms, gates, and beams there are many security options on the market all being sold as security ‘must-haves’.

When it comes to the first layer of security, perimeter security, having a motorised gate is the best option. Walls, palisade fencing and electric fencing are also all effective deterrents. Make sure you use a professional for the job,” said Gryn.

She added that beams also fall within the perimeter security. Beams attached to the house facing the driveway or other high-risk areas and can cover a 12 metre radius which means criminals need to get through the radius before they get to the house or can damage the beam.

Burglar bars on the outside of the window are the best option, although they may not be as aesthetically pleasing, they are more effective.

What’s important with external burglar bars is the quality of the bars and the area where they are anchored to the wall. Don’t go for cheap, thin bars and ensure a professional installs them so they can’t be screwed out of the anchoring walls.


Alarm systems in the house are only effective when properly maintained, tested regularly and are activated.

“Too often when there has been a break in we find that either alarm systems aren’t functioning properly. It is important to test your alarms and make sure they are functioning properly.

“We believe an alarm system is a must-have because it’s the quickest way to get help but residents need to be smart about using their system optimally,” she said.

She recommends having electric fences and beams on different zones so they can be activated separately when residents are inside the house.

You want to stop criminals before they get to your house. For this reason, when considering security ‘must-haves’ remember you need a layered approach and invest in good quality products. They will generally last longer if maintained and provide better security.

Article Resource: Business Tech

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