How to zombie proof your home

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As we get into the spirit of Halloween, it’s time to get ready and prepare yourself for the possibility of a zombie attack! Time is running out… so make sure you read our top tips on how to protect your home against any unwanted demons!

Catch the corpses on camera

It’s essential that in the event of a zombie apocalypse you should be on high alert, in order to know if there are zombies surrounding your house.  The best way to monitor the situation outside without exposing your location is by setting up an outdoor CCTV camera. The ABUS Outdoor IR Bullet Camera is a weatherproof outdoor camera which will monitor the smallest of details, even in the dark with its infrared night vision function, making it a perfect option during a zombie apocalypse. https://www.keytekshop.co.uk/product/abus-tvac19100-wlan-720p-outdoor-ir-bullet-camera-app

Illuminate your enemies

Flood lights can be used to illuminate those sauntering around outside your house, without giving away your position like shining a flashlight out the window would. Motion activated flood lights can startle anything, from foxes to burglars, so the Era LED Security Light with built in CCTV should have no problem scaring away a few undead enemies.   https://www.keytekshop.co.uk/product/era-led-security-light-cctv

Stop zombies in their tracks

Having hordes of zombies climbing onto your property can be unnerving, and while putting up a barbed wired fence is an option, it is also unsightly and takes time and effort to put together, therefore an easier and cheaper option is the use of Prikka Strips. Prikka Strips are strips of pointed cones that can be fitted on top of fences, gates, pipes and walls. A Prikka Strip is designed to deliver maximum discomfort, and will most definitely make zombies and other intruders stop in their tracks. https://www.keytekshop.co.uk/product/prikka-strip

Kick proof your doors

Zombies won’t go through the hassle of picking your locks; they will simply kick down the doors. Conventional wooden door frames will splinter and split open as a result of a forced attack. The Kick Stop Staple Bar strengthens and reinforces the door frame around a rim lock or cylinder nightlatch. Fitting is simple and it provides successful additional security every time the door is closed and locked.  https://www.keytekshop.co.uk/product/kick-stop-staple-bar-large

Safety first!

Zombies are known for wreaking havoc and going to extreme measures to cause distress. Just in case of an emergency it is essential to have a survival kit consisting of first aid, emergency food and water supplies, a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket, both of which are available at keytekshop.co.uk. A fire extinguisher, being very heavy, can also be used to defend yourself and your family if necessary.  https://www.keytekshop.co.uk/product/kidde-fire-blanket https://www.keytekshop.co.uk/product/kidde-fire-extinguisher

Not just zombies!

These handy tips to protect your home in the event of a zombie apocalypse can be used to deter any unwanted intruders. It is essential to invest in good quality, up to date home security products for maximum peace of mind. Securing your home will not just protect your home from zombies, but intruders such as burglars and trespassers will also be discouraged.

Further reading:

5 Security Measures Used at the White House 

Trick or treat! A Halloween home security guide… 

Burglary Deterrents and Home Security 

Bluff the Burglar

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It is more likely a home break-in will occur when the house is vacant. Here are a few intelligent ways you can fool a burglar into thinking there is someone home.

Start with your doorbell

There are various systems available which allow you to answer the doorbell without physically attending to the door. Not only will you be notified when the doorbell rings, but you will have the option to address the guest using a built-in speaker, all directly through your smartphone.

Fake a movie night

The flickering lights of a television can provide a clear indication that someone is home.  A TV simulator switches between differently coloured lights to suggest that you are watching television, and can be left running for six to eight hours.

Turn up the music

Bluetooth speakers have exploded in popularity and a variety of specifications are widely available.  An app is used to control when the speakers are turned on, which songs will be played and for how long.

Lights On!

Home automation systems allow users to control light switches remotely, using their smartphones. There are many systems available which use motion detection to trigger the switching on and off of lights, even allowing lights to turn on instantly when the doorbell rings, in an effort to deter burglars.

Car in the driveway

A car in the driveway is a clear indication that someone is home. If your house will be vacant for a long period of time it is ideal to have a car in the driveway, even if it’s your neighbour’s car for a couple of hours a day.

Further reading:

How to Help Prevent Your Car Being Stolen 

Don’t Update the Burglar! Stay Safe on Social Media 

Protecting your valuables at home… 

Autumn Home Security Checklist

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Often as nights become darker there is a rise in opportunistic burglaries, therefore we have created a checklist containing some simple steps you can take to improve your home security.

Check you locks

Make sure all exterior doors and windows are locking correctly. If you have any problems call a locksmith to either service or replace your locks.

Check your outdoor lights

Outdoor lights ensure there are no dark areas for unwanted visitors to hide, and having fully functioning outdoor lights will help deter a burglar during the darker nights.

Arm your security system

It is important to have your home protected at all times, therefore invest in a top quality home security system, or ensure your own system is functioning correctly.

Evaluate your exterior

Trimming shrubs and bushes will eliminate places for burglars to hide. Raking leaves, mowing the lawn and keeping the front of your house tidy in general, will indicate that someone is home even if you are absent.

Secure your shed

Once summer ends it is likely your garden equipment will go into hibernation all winter, therefore it is essential to make sure they are stored properly and securely.

Safety first!

The start of the colder months means fireplaces and heating will be turned on, therefore it is crucial to ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are still working correctly.

Keep your eye out for even more great advice from the National Home Security Month’s website and social media channels!

To download our Autumn security checklist click here!

Further reading:

The Reality of Home Insurance Requirements

Spring home security checklist 

Bluff the Burglar