Secure Your Home

Making Your Home Secure

Improving your home security reduces the chance of you becoming the victim of a burglar. To help you make the right choices we have created a guide for home security and buying physical security products. Look out for the ‘Secured By Design’ Police Preferred logo on security products and services – as they meet our high standards.

As an organisation we are committed to reducing crime. New build developments built to our guidelines are half as likely to be burgled and show a reduction of 25% in criminal damage. Our recommendations will help you to strengthen your security on your home.

How To Improve Your Home Security


  • Follow our advice to decide what elements you need to improve in your home
  • If your budget is limited, focus on doors, locks, windows and perhaps a small safe for your valuables
  • Always identify 2 or 3 companies that provide the security you need to compare quality and price
  • Choose a supplier by:
    • Looking for products with the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification logo, as these meet our high standards
    • Recommendation from friends
    • A member of a nationally recognised organisation specialising in security
  • Check ID before allowing visitors into your home
  • Suggest areas of home security you would like to improve to your potential suppliers and ask for a written quote detailing the work and the cost. Compare prices with competitors before agreeing
  • Save money by using your DIY skills to fit approved products


  • Never discuss your security needs with doorstep or telephone callers
  • Do not agree to work without a written quote detailing the work and cost
  • You should not disclose personal information like health problems or high risk items including jewellery until you
    have decided on your supplier and believe it’s essential for their work
  • Under no circumstances go to your bank or cash machine with an installer or salesman.
  • Only pay for the work once the job is completed to your satisfaction. You can ask a friend or family member for a second opinion