Security tips on staying safe at home during lockdown

We’ve heard the reassuring phrase, “stay home, stay safe”, banded around a lot recently – and with good reason. As a nation, we are still in the thick of the coronavirus lockdown, which means that people from all walks of life are remaining in the safety of their own home to reduce the risk of catching and spreading the virus.

Lockdown can look different for everyone, and as one of the leading security companies in London, we appreciate that these weeks and months can be incredibly challenging. Even more so if security was already of the upmost importance to keep you, your family and your home safe.

How T-Class Security can help you during the COVID-19 lockdown

Although the majority of businesses across the UK still remain closed, at T-Class Security, we are proud to still offer many of our most vital services, including security guards in London, security for businesses and home security solutions such as our CCTV monitoring.

This means that for you, whether you are a high-profile individual or not, you can benefit from additional security to keep you and your home safe during the coronavirus lockdown.

Today, we’re going to be sharing three safety tips you can use to ensure the highest levels of home security as you do your bit to stay home, and stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Install CCTV monitoring in your home

Although crime rates have seen a dip in the UK during this period lockdown, for many, keeping the home and the family as safe as possible remains of paramount importance. Being at home more doesn’t necessarily mean your property is less likely to fall under the attack of criminals, but our range of CCTV monitoring systems can help deter criminals and prevent risks during this difficult time.

There’s a reason why we’re one of the most well-respected London security companies out there, and our experts remain on-hand to help. Combining years of experience and specialist training, our team can monitor your CCTV, or help to strengthen it with other existing security systems to ensure a more protected environment.

All you need to do is contact us to get the ball rolling, and we can discuss your particular concerns in greater detail. Please note, our team work to the strictest confidentiality practices, and operate with upmost discretion at all times.

  1. Lock up during lockdown

It may seem like a no brainer, but with a house full of people 24/7, it can be all too easy to forget basic security measures. Locking up around the home, particularly in the evenings before bed, is probably something you’ve done all your life. But, we’ve found it to be a common issue that with such a change in routine, and with people in the home and spending more time in the garden than ever before, these simple but crucial practices are being forgotten.

A simple, free and effective way of maintaining security during lockdown is to set a new routine of locking up the home before any outing, and before bedtime. This should include all doors, outside gates and windows. Remember, opportunists are much more likely to turn the other way if simple barriers are in place.

  1. Keep your home life private

The internet has become a vital lifeline for so many of us during the UK lockdown. Friends and families are keeping in touch via video calls and social media, and we are supporting our key workers through group events from home, all driven by popular social media platforms.

The internet is truly wonderful. However, many of us are currently either working from home, or going through a period of furlough. With all the extra free time, it has become popular to spend more time online, sharing with others and being part of a community. This can be great, but it can also seriously hinder your home security.

We advise people to practice common sense whilst online. This may mean waiting to post ‘live’ videos of daily exercise, as to not advertise an empty home. It could also mean sharing less of your home with the outside world. You can never be absolutely certain who will see what you put out online, and in some cases, you could unknowingly be opening yourself up to criminals.

We encourage everyone to maintain connections with others during this time but do so safely.

Contact T-Class for your home security needs

Whether you’re isolating alone, or with friends or family – these are unusual times, but we can help. Our security experts are incredibly experienced, offering advice, support and solutions when you need them most. So, if you’re looking to increase the security of your home during lockdown, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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