When put together, the words 'home' and 'security' hardly add up to the most stylish-sounding phrase we can think of, but with a bit of imagination, protecting your property from criminals can be done in a way that actually improves the look of your home. Here are our top tips on improving the security of your home in style.
It's much easier for a burglar to gain access to a house with an older door than a new one, as if a door frame is weak or rotted it can be more easily prised open. If you have an old door, take this as your opportunity to get a stylish new one that will better protect your home from criminals. Make sure that when your door is fitted the hinges are facing inwards, as otherwise a burglar might be able to knock out the hinge pins to get in.
Most burglars take advantage of poorly lit doorways to gain access to houses so they can avoid being observed by passers-by. Keep criminals at bay by installing motion-sensor lights in your doorway. This is also an opportunity to showcase the stylish entrance of your home, so why not buy some small shrubs or potted plants to create a beautiful, welcoming doorway?
Having an alarm system is a great way to deter thieves, but unfortunately professional burglars are known to disconnect security systems if wiring is exposed. Prevent this from happening by concealing all wiring around your alarm. Not only will this ensure that your home is as secure as possible, but the lack of visible wiring will also make your home look smarter and more elegant.