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Home security

Little changes can make a big difference in protecting your home. Here's all you need to know to help keep your home secure.

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Burgled home owners face an average bill of £700-£3,000 to fix broken locks.

25% of Brits admit to having no home security and these homes are 5 times more likely to be burgled than those with simple measures in place.

Thieves can strike whether you're home or away. With a few simple steps you can help secure your home, wherever you are.

Home security checklist

Our handy checklist will help you ensure you have everything you need to keep your home safe and secure.

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Man putting Ring Alarm Motion Detector in the corner of a room.

Smart motion sensors

If someone's creeping about, catch them out with a motion sensor. If triggered, you'll receive a notification alerting you to an intruder.

Someone watching CCTV footage on their mobile phone.

Smart security cameras

It's easy to keep an eye on your home while you're away with smart cameras that connect straight to your phone.

Man outside house with smart security lights on inside.

Smart indoor lighting

Enjoy peace of mind while you're away. With smart lighting you can program your lights to turn on and off, so it looks like you're home.

Outdoor floodlight attached to the back of a shed.

Smart outdoor lighting

Whether its a lit up garden or bright spotlight, setting up some smart outdoor lighting is a great way to detering trespassers.

Knock, knock - who's there?

See, hear and speak to visitors from anywhere with a video doorbell. Get alerts and answer the door with your phone.

Home security ideas

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Pull out all the stops for extra peace of mind. We have lots of clever tech to help you feel at ease. Feeling safe and secure in your home is worth it.

Protect your home at night

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Shine a light on dark nights

Research shows that when the clocks go back, burglaries spike by 38%. Carefully secure your home and outdoor space.

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Outdoor security lighting

Make sure your property is well lit, and that your garden is tidy, so burglars don't have anywhere to hide.

Yale Keyless Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock.

Smart door locks

Use your smart phone to lock and unlock your front door. No need for a key! That's one less thing for you to take with you.

Outdoor security cameras.

Outdoor security cameras

Smart security cameras can alert you to activity outdoors and stream footage to your phone so you can always see what's going on.

Protect yourself from fire

Fire safety

36% of fire-related fatalities occur when there is no alarm present in the building. Equip your home so you're always protected.

Fire alarms.

Alarmed & ready

A smoke alarm should be fitted to each level of your home to maximise warning. Smart alarms are great as they send alerts to your phone and allow you to silence them when it's a false alarm. Some also double as a carbon monoxide alarm.

Guard yourself from gas.

Guard yourself from gas

Carbon monoxide has no smell or taste, so an alarm is vital. Position it near any of the following:

  • Boiler/water heater
  • Gas/open fire
  • Central heating system
  • Cooker
Hive Active Plug.

Smart plugs

An estimated 650,000 UK house fires were caused by a beauty appliance being left on. With a smart plug, you can turn any appliance off with your phone.

The best security blanket.

The best security blanket

More than half of accidental fires at home are started by cooking. Keep a fire blanket in the kitchen to quickly smother the fire and starve it of oxygen.

Take extra precautions


Play it safe

Protect important valuables or papers with a fire-proof safe. Fasten it to the floor or wall so an intruder can't easily walk off with it.


Time to turn it on

Prefer analogue? Use timer plugs to set your lights to come on just before dusk to make it look like someone's home.

Secure outdoor storage.

Safe & secure

Store garden tools and ladders securely in your shed or garage, as these can be used to help thieves break into your home.

Master Lock Stainless Steel Padlock 4 Keys.


Protect your bike and other outdoor bits from being pinched.

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