Home security solutions: is your property safe from break-ins?
PUBLISHED: 11:32 02 October 2020 | UPDATED: 09:26 05 October 2020
It may not be enough to just lock your windows and doors when it comes to keeping your home and its contents safe from intrusion.
Darren Hyde, ex-police officer and director of VIP Security Services, has experience in securing just about everything; from residential and commercial properties, to high-profile VIPs and events.
Do I need a home security system?
You could be vulnerable to break-ins if your home security system isn’t strong enough or isn’t covering the potential weaknesses or intruder hot-spots of your property or building.
“With the potential for an economic crash, tensions are rising, making security systems that are actively responded to (rather than just a bell ringing or light flashing!) more important than ever,” Darren says.
“It’s critical you have a robust system in place; if you’ve already been burgled, there’s more chance of it happening again.”
What are the different types of home security?
“We can implement a number of home security measures to prevent theft, damage, unwanted trespassers and squatters,” Darren explains.
Guarding – a patrol team can be hired to protect the perimeters, buildings and people in your property.
Keyholding and alarm response – a licensed professional can be dispatched to you at any time if your alarm is activated.
Insurance inspections – this includes undertaking property inspections and checks for utility companies to ensure your home or business is safe for insurance purposes.
Security gates – automatic and manually operated gates and fences act as a strong preventative measure.
Intruder alarms and systems – VIP Security can install and maintain intruder systems, linking them to enable police response, and allowing you to monitor it on your device.
CCTV systems – cameras are a physical deterrent and ensure you have evidence should a security breach occur.
Access control – this prevents unauthorised access to your property.
Padlocks and chains – physical locks, chains and padlocks can further secure your home.
What is the best security for my home?
What’s best for your home depends on your lifestyle, personal concerns and the area you live in.
“If you’re unsure of your needs, speak to an expert,” Darren says.
“We can answer any questions, offer free, impartial advice and discuss your options for home security.”
VIP Security can also carry out a free survey of your home to suggest ways you can enhance your security system.
With over 31 years police and security experience and as ‘one of the largest suppliers of security services in Essex and London’, VIP Security helps protect all property types from intruders, as well as providing event security and close protection services.
“What sets us apart is our transparency and reliability,” Darren adds.
“Both our vehicles and guards are tracked so you have evidence of the work we are doing and know that you’re getting what you’ve paid for.”
“We work closely with you to give you great value for money, professional customer service, and the highest quality of work.”