Here are some great home safety and security tips for you.
Exterior of your house – Review the exterior of your property to make sure there are no broken windows or access through garages or conservatories. Lock any tools and items such as ladders away.
Secure doors and windows
A Licensed Locksmith will be able to review your door and window security to make sure they have the most appropriate locks, they are in good condition, properly fitted and meet your insurance requirements.
Replacing Keys – Past owners or tenants may still have access to your home retaining old keys. If you are worried ask a professional locksmith to change your locks and fit a patented system, whereby keys can only be copied with proof of ownership.
Sensor lights – Dusk to dawn or sensor lighting to the front and back door of your home will deter potential thieves and help you gain entry into your home in the dark.
Common Bad Habits
Consider your own influence on the level of security for your home and make sure you don’t indulge bad habits such as leaving keys in locks or in view that you and your family may have. Simple tips such as always setting alarms, changing codes on a frequent basis and locking any side or back gates can make a substantial difference and deter attack.
Protect windows – Side windows in a house can be smashed to reach keys and gain entry, so consider adding reinforced glass or maybe even block up the window. Decorative grilles and bars can also vastly improve the security of a home without being detrimental to the aesthetics.
Car Keys are at Risk in the Home As Well
Statistics show that thieves are increasingly breaking into homes to steal car keys, so don’t make it easy for them by leaving keys in view.
Protecting French Doors and PVCu doors – You may also want to install top and bottom bolts on French doors or add sash jammers to PVCu doors.
Beware of opportunist thieves
Opportunist thieves can often approach houses that look like nobody is at home so consider installing a number of light timers around the house so it appears someone is home.
Regularly change the code on your security alarms
Alarms can be very effective but you need to change the code regularly to gain maximum benefit from them.
Protect Your Garden Shed – Make sure you source a good quality lock to protect your garden shed and its contents.
Home security safes – Home safes are becoming increasingly popular, so you may want to consider asking a specialist locksmith to specify and install a safe.
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