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Keeping Your Home Safe & Secure With UMBRA

As BBB’s Home and Garden theme for the month of March blossoms, it’s crucial to consider not just the aesthetics of your living space but also its security. At UMBRA HQ, we understand the importance of feeling safe and secure in your home, allowing you to fully enjoy the tranquillity of your sanctuary. Here are five top secure lifestyle tips for enhancing residential security, ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones – wherever you live.

First Line of Defence

Strengthen the security of your home by fortifying entry points such as doors and windows. Install sturdy locks, deadbolts, and strike plates, and consider upgrading to smart locks for added convenience and control. Window locks and security bars provide additional protection, preventing unauthorised access to your home. A concealed safe and a ‘fake safe’ are two items increasingly being requested by clients who want to ensure that their internal and external security is intact.

Community Safety

Our favourite tip for the cost conscious is the free to set up a humble Whatsapp Group! Foster a sense of community and mutual support by participating in or establishing a neighbourhood watch program. Collaborate with your neighbours to keep an eye out for suspicious activities and share information about security concerns. By working together, you can create a safer environment for everyone in your community – and in a worst case scenario be able to pool resources/camera footage to send to law enforcement to help wider public safety.

Green Guards

While lush greenery enhances the beauty of your garden, it’s essential to maintain landscaping in a way that doesn’t compromise visibility. Trim shrubs and bushes near windows and doors to eliminate potential hiding spots for intruders. Clear sightlines allow you to monitor your property effectively and discourage covert entry attempts. However, a secure perimeter can easily be hidden by a high dense hedge line – we love working with landscape architects to produce these ‘Green Guards’!

Smart Home Systems

Embrace the power of technology by installing smart home security systems. These systems offer a range of features, including motion detection, video surveillance, and remote monitoring via smartphone apps. With real-time alerts and the ability to control your home’s security from anywhere, smart systems provide an invaluable layer of protection and peace of mind.

Light Up Your Property

Illuminate the exterior of your home and garden to deter potential intruders. Motion-activated lights are particularly effective, as they surprise and discourage unwanted visitors. By keeping your property well-lit during the night, you not only enhance security but also create a welcoming ambiance for evening gatherings in your garden.

By implementing these top tips, you can create a home and garden where tranquillity thrives alongside safety. At UMBRA, we believe that everyone deserves to feel secure in their living space, enabling them to fully enjoy the comforts of home and the beauty of nature. For more tips check out our Secure Lifestyle Toolkit and follow us @umbrainternational.