Security on a budget

Comparing cost of security measures

Comparing effectiveness with Initial and long term cost:

  • Well maintained garden, no pride in the garden probably indicates no pride in the security of the home. DIY cost around £zero
  • 'BEWARE OF THE DOG' sign on the side gate, leave a water bowl outside as a convincer. DIY cost £10
  • Dummy alarm box. DIY Cost £20
  • Well maintained and secure boundary around the back garden, fix fence panels so they won't slide up. Fit locks to sheds, outbuildings and side gate. DIY cost, Less than £100
  • A second lock on the front door, this gives the impression you take security seriously. Cost around £100
  • DIY alarm system. Cost £150
  • Car security post. DIY cost around £100
  • Additional locks or bolts on side and rear doors. Cost around £100 per door
  • Movement operated security lighting. Cost around £80 per light
  • DIY CCTV. Cost £300
  • Established company fitting a professional 2 camera CCTV system from - around £600
  • Established company fitting a professional alarm systems start from - around £600.
  • Alarm remote monitoring to an insurance approved receiving centre from around £120 per year