How can I improve my home security?
Are you looking to improve the security of your home or property? There is a wide variety of security options available to you as a homeowner or landlord. From all-in-one security systems that offer surveillance, alarms or lighting in one user-friendly product, to more comprehensive systems that are extensible with add-on pieces of kit to adapt to any property size or owner requirement.
Have you thought about installing door security systems? Do you know what products to use to extend the capabilities of your home burglar alarm? Answer these questions with our home security system product guide and become a professional on your own home security.
Should I install CCTV system in my home? CCTV has become increasingly common in domestic properties in recent years and has always been a common security feature of residential and commercial properties. This increase has been largely down to the fall in price of CCTV, its availability on the market, and, more simply, because they have become much easier to use and install.
When purchasing CCTV for your home it is important to consider the variations in ranges and models. Consider where you will be positioning your CCTV, how it will be monitored, how it will be powered, and what key user-features you will need.
CCTV Camera Accessories
CCTV are extensible to provide increased surveillance and a better user experience if required. When purchasing CCTV you can choose from multi-channel kits with a variety of camera types, with the options for remote monitoring from an app or hard wired with a DVR player and a high resolution monitor.
Did you know that burglaries spike by a third when the clocks go back? Installing outdoor security lighting aroud your home will help deter thieves away from your property and make your home feel more safe and secure. Security lighting can be installed in any area of your property: on your drive, in an alleyway, in your garden, on a shed or in greenhouse, or in a woodland if you have one.
Outdoor Security Lighting
There is a choice of security lighting available to you. You can choose from motion sensor lighting, which will only come on when movement is detected in a defined space, or floodlighting, which is designed to illuminate a large area. You can then choose between traditional halogen lighting, LED or solar-powerd lighting.
Door Entry & Access Security Systems
Did you know that in 40% of home burglaries, the burglar breaks into a property through the front door? Door security in domestic and residential properties is an essential part of your home security and can sometimes be overlooked, especially in domestic properties.
Door access systems provide effective security for residential properties with busy access points. You can choose from a range of proximity, audio, video and multi-way entry systems with mains powered and WiFi options to suit your property.
Intruder alarms are an essential part of your home security. We have a comprehensive range of intruder alarms and accessories from leading brands like Honeywell. Intruder alarms are programmable, extensible devices that are easy to use once installed and provide high level security against break-ins.
Honeywell’s GEN4 range of Accenta and Optima intruder alarm panels are suitable for both residential and commercial installations. This broad range provides the installer with flexibility to customise the system to meet the requirements of the homeowner. It features plastic, mini plastic and metal enclousre models, with LCD, LED and prox operated keypads.
Intruder Alarm Accessories
Intruder alarms can be extensile to suit the need of the homeowner or landlord. Ask about our range of alarm accessorries for PIR motion sensors, alarm sounders and sirens, batteries, panic buttons, remote controls, and zone expanders.
Smart Home Security Systems
The rise of the ‘smart home’ concept has led to a wave of smart security products flooding the market. In previous years, buying smart home products was expensive and confusing, whereas now smart home security can be affordable and incredibly straightforward given the usability and connectivedity of some smart devices. And not only can smart products provide effective ways to improve your home security, but they offer an overall better user experience and may even save you money on your energy bills.
When recently surveyed, 98% of ex-burglars said that a connected home would deter thieves from trying to break in. Luckily, it’s easy for you to make smart technology a part of your home. Did you know that 30% of UK homes are now fitted with a smart alarm, with 33% of home owners owning an app controlled CCTV camera, and 17 % of properties fitted with a smart door lock.
We provide a range of smart home devices and products from house hold names like NEST and Honeywell, as well from industry-leading security brands like ESP and Scolmore.
Smart Home Lighting
Smart lighting lets you control and programme the output of your home lighting from a remote device like a smartphone or voice controlled speaker. As a leading independent supplier of lighting for domestic, residential and commercial applications, we work with some of the biggest lighting manufacturers in the UK to supply a broad range of lighting solutions, including smart lighting.
How can smart lighting help make my house more secure? Well, being able to control the output and schedule of your lighting from a remote device, like a smartphone, means when you’re away you can programme your lights to come on and go off at specific times. For example, if you are away from your home in winter, being able to programme the lights in your kitchen, living room or bedroom between 5:00pm and 10:00pm will deter thieves because it look like the property is occupied.
Contact Us About Your Home Security Requirements
We are a leading independent electrical wholesaler in the UK who supply and sell a range of home security products from marketing-leading suppliers. Ask about our range of home security systems and products at your local LEW branch. If you have an online account with us you can log in to view prices and availability on ranges shown in this guide.