Discover from the experts the best home security system tips for protecting your home and family in Dubai.
29 December 2020| Last updated on 24 January 2021
Want to secure your home? Whether you live in a villa or apartment, these expert tips have you covered.
When companies need the best security solutions, they call in Transguard Group and when homeowners need to feel safe and protect, they call in its home services division, Transguard Living!
Whether you’re about to go on holiday or you want an extra sense of security in and around your home in Dubai, there are a number of options on the market at a wide range of price points and capabilities.
So how to decide what you need? We went straight to the most trusted name in home solutions, Transguard Living, to get the inside scoop on the do’s and don’ts of home security.
1. Where should I start when looking for a home security system?
The best home defense includes the installation of intrusion deterrents, such as cameras and alarms. While there are self-installed options, a professional site visit will take into consideration a number of factors, including the position of the house in relation to the street, the physical location of the camera, and lighting to be installed to maximise cover of the most important areas.
That said, at the heart of any robust home security solution is the smart hub, which connects the owner to their residence wherever they are in the world through alerts, warnings, and updates, as well as through the ability to view sensors and cameras.
2. Do I need a camera?
Cameras and signage indicating their presence are a great visual deterrent because a would-be thief is more likely to target a house that looks unprotected rather than one that is set up to record his or her every move.
These cameras require internet access, which may not be an issue for cameras installed directly on the exterior of the villa, but there may be additional cost considerations for installations along a perimeter fence.
3. What about a security alarm?
An alarm that’s loud enough to not only wake the whole house but most of the neighbourhood is an exceptionally vigilant addition to any home security package.
Some alarms also feature the ability to immediately alert local Dubai police should they be triggered.
4. Are there any specific considerations for my garden or outdoor area?
Yes, you can reduce the opportunity for robbery by installing ample outdoor lighting, particularly motion detection lighting.
5. What are common mistakes you see homeowners and renters making?
Very few people think about who had access to the keys of your home before you moved in. This could include neighbors, the gardener, a former cleaning service or maintenance company. That’s why it’s important to change the locks whenever you move house or change the companies that have access to your home.
It’s also shocking how many people don’t have a fireproof safe for their important documents, cash, and other valuables. This should be locked and hidden from view at all times.
Finally, take the time to find a known, trusted, verified and professional maintenance and/or cleaning company. You need to trust who has access to your home, because you may not always be there when they are.
Call the consumer division of Transguard, Transguard Living, on 800 845 today to book your free site visit.
Their expert technicians will answer all of your questions and show you the wide array of products they have available to suit your every security need.