Keeping Your Home and Possessions Safe from Burglars

Unfortunately, burglaries in the UK are on the rise, and over recent years people have come to realise just how important it is to protect their properties as well as their valued possessions from unwanted visitors getting their hands on them. Being a victim of a burglary has to be one of the most frightening experiences a person and families have to deal with. Statistics show a burglary takes place somewhere in the country every 40 seconds or so – a scary concept and it’s one nobody likes to admit.

Safe from Burglars

Keeping burglars at bay

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Another way to look at these statistics is to realise that in the UK, there are one million burglaries alone. This includes attempted break-ins with 13% of people having to endure being burgled twice. An aggravated burglary which are break-ins that occur when people are actually at home, is an even scarier concept. Studies show properties not displaying any sign that any security is in place, are more likely to be targeted by thieves.

There are even occasions when an opportunist thief or thieves will see an open door or window and take their chances. Once inside the property, they can get their hands on your valued possessions and make off with them in a flash. To keep your most treasured possessions as well as important documents, namely passports, deeds to properties and car documents safely out of their reach, people now place these valuable items in a secure home safes which they’ve had installed by professionals in their homes.

Home safes to suit all budgets and requirements

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Keeping Things Secure

Naturally, everyone would like to think “it would never happen” to them. But the sad truth is there’s never any guarantee that your property will not be targeted by unscrupulous thieves. Once a person is inside your home, they have access to everything you own. Just the fact a stranger has managed to get into a home leaves owners feeling angry and shocked before the fear and vulnerability starts to set in. All of which are perfectly natural and common emotional responses to having a home broken into.

There are certain security measures a person can set in place on the outside of a property. This includes installing security lights in strategic and vulnerable areas. It is a good idea to fit a good quality security alarm too, and there’s a very good choice of home alarms on the market these days to suit most people’s budgets. Having a safe installed in a home gives you the peace of mind that should an intruder gain access to your home; at least they will not be able to get their hands on valuables like jewellery, important documents and any cash you may normally keep to hand.

Installing a Home Safe Could Mean Paying Less Insurance Premium

The other advantage of having a safe installed is that insurance companies look on this very favourably which means you could end up paying less on your home insurance premium. There is a great choice of security safes on the market to suit most homeowner’s needs. When it comes to prices, there is something to suit all budgets too.

Contacting a Reputable Supplier

It goes without saying you would need to contact a reputable company and discuss your security needs with them. Their consultants would be more than happy to advise on insurance ratings, safe testing, burglar resistance as well as certification which are all things that need to be taken into consideration when buying a home security safe.


Keeping your valuables and important documents safe from burglars who may gain entry to your home, offers peace of mind. Making sure your property remains your property, means making it as hard as possible for any unwanted visitors to get into your home. Should people manage to get in, then at least by having a safe installed, they would find it a lot harder to get their hands on your most treasured items. There are some very affordable security safe solutions on the market these days which means you are bound to find one that suits both your budget and needs.


Image credits: West Midlands Police and planetc1

Erin Emanuel