How to keep your most loved possessions safe

Posted February 28th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Prevent the risk of a break-in with SimpliSafe’s complete guide on how to keep your most loved possessions safe.

From parcel theft to sneak-in burglaries, the risk of your valuables being stolen is always a possibility. Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of being targeted by theft. Careful planning will always prepare you for the worst case scenario, so follow this guide to learn everything you need to know about how to keep your most loved possessions safe. 

Invest in a home security system

Setting up a home security system will ensure that any valuables you can’t carry with you are protected at home. Being totally customisable, you can adapt and build your system based on the layout of your home, focusing on areas that are more likely to be broken into. Security cameras provide a full view of both the inside and outside of your property, and add ons such as an Entry Sensor and Motion Sensor, can guarantee complete coverage.

Security cameras

Indoor and Outdoor Security Cameras will provide a full view of both the inside and outside of your property, however you’ll need to make sure that you consider their placement wisely. Think carefully about the rooms inside your home, or areas outside, that store your most loved possessions, and install accordingly. You’ll also need to make sure that nothing is obstructing the camera’s field of vision - like a tree, or bulky furniture. For more advice on where the best places to put security cameras are, take a look at our blog. 

Video Doorbell

When it comes to protecting your deliveries, and keeping an eye on any potential intruders approaching your home, installing a wireless Video Doorbell is the way to go. Designed to detect the unique heat signature of people, you’ll receive an alert when motion is triggered, without needing to worry about false alarms. You’ll also be able to talk to guests or visitors without needing to walk to the door, which helps with ensuring that packages are delivered safely and securely. 

Bell Box

The SimpliSafe Bell Box can also be used to keep your valuables and family safe, as it acts as not only an audible, but also a visible burglar deterrent. In order for the loud, built-in siren to sound, a sensor would need to be triggered first - such as an Entry Sensor, Motion Sensor and Glassbreak Sensor. When this happens, both you and your neighbours will be alerted to the scene, scaring away intruders - ensuring that your most loved possessions don’t fall into the wrong hands.

24/7 professional monitoring

By using a 24/7 professional monitoring system, if a sensor is triggered, it will alert our monitoring centre. If a break-in is visually verified, which can be done by checking your security camera, the professional monitoring centre will request police response. You can feel assured that both your home and most loved possessions will be protected at all times, even when you can’t be there to check that they’re safe.

Where should you hide your valuables? 

Think carefully about where you choose to hide your valuables - the key word being hide. When leaving your house in a rush, it’s easy to leave your possessions in view through a window, which automatically increases the risk of your home being targeted by a burglar. A safe option is to hide your valuables in unpredictable places that are protected by security cameras - the more creative the hiding spot, the better.

Keep your valuables on you

With £27 million worth of smartphones stolen every year, it’s crucial that you’re constantly keeping an eye on your valuables. As remote working becomes the norm, it’s inevitable that you’ll be taking your laptops and mobile phones into cafes, carrying them on you when travelling between places. Always make the conscious effort to double, if not triple check you haven’t left anything behind. 

When keeping your valuables on you, make sure to store them away in a zippable bag, rather than leaving them in your pocket. This method isn’t secure, and it’s easier for a thief to sneak a peek when you’re not looking. Remain vigilant of pickpockets, and your loved possessions will remain safe. 

Always check doors are locked

Research has revealed that a staggering 1.9 million people in the UK regularly leave their home without securing their property - which could lead to an increased risk of burglary. An unlocked door is an open invitation to a burglar, so it’s essential that you always double check that you’ve locked all possible entrances to your home. You should make a conscious effort of this, even if you’re only popping out to the shops. 

Spare keys 

If you’re going away on holiday and leaving behind valuables that can’t be carried on you, you could provide your trusted neighbours or friends with their own custom pin on the SimpliSafe Keypad, along with a spare key so they can keep a check on things. Or just to water the plants and collect the post. This way you know if it’s them in your property. For more useful tips and tricks on how to secure your home when you’re on holiday, head on over to our blog.

For more advice on securing your property, to keep you, your family and your most loved possessions safe, get in touch with our team of professionals today. We want you to be reassured that your property is completely protected, even when you’re away from home. Start building your smart security system today!