Home security tips for property investors - Guest Article
Investing in property is one of the best options for any investor seeking opportunities through which they can grow their money.
The purchase of property usually depends on the money that is available and its viability, especially if it is to be resold or rented out to tenants. However, for any property investor to reap the full benefits of their investment they need to invest in various forms of security. When a property is well secured its value is increased which in turn attracts tenants if it is a commercial building, or if it is a private residence then its cost in case it is sold increases as well. Therefore, it is important for those investing in property to also invest in home security in a number of ways that may include:
Doors and door locks – These two security options make the entry to the home very difficult especially if they are of good quality. Most burglars do not want to take a lot of time trying to figure out how to open a lock and will most likely move on to easier targets. It is important that every door especially the front, back and the one that leads to the garage be installed with doors as well as locks that are of high quality. The door locks should be able to resist any type of lock picking, twisting and prying. Furthermore, the strike plate which prevents the door from being kicked in should also be of high quality and made from heavy metal.
Alarm systems – Alarm systems are very effective in providing security for homes if installed and used properly. They act as a deterrent for many burglars because of the high probability of being arrested when it goes off either as a loud horn or even bell. The maintenance of the alarm system is also important so that it will be of use when its services are needed. If possible, the signs that a certain alarm system is being used should be displayed at the front of the home.
Window locks – Windows are one of the ways through which burglars can gain access into the home if not well secured. Most windows have latches that are not really secure thus requiring locks to prevent them from being easily opened. There are different types of window locks depending on the type of window that it will be used on for additional security. Some of the common types of window locks include those used on wooden, metal and UPVC windows which are installed in many homes.
Home safes – To increase the value of s home, which is one of the objectives of a property investor, there is need to have a home safe installed. Home safes are used to store valuable items of the home owner which can be documents, expensive jewellery, and cash among others. The safe should be placed in the area of the home where it cannot be easily identified and should have a safe code for added security.
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Tanya H. is a property investor and financial consultant based in London