Locksmith Home Security
Advice And Tips Advise

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As a professional locksmith company, we can offer you some home security advice. Statistics from 2002 showed that one house is broken into every 37 seconds. And that one out of ten homes will be burglarised this year. For a small amount of time and money, you can make your home more secure and reduce your chances of being a victim. A locksmith can help you with this.

Many burglars will spend no longer than 60 seconds trying to break into a home.

Good locks and good neighbours who watch out for each other can be big deterrents to burglars.
Did you know that in almost half of all completed residential burglaries, thieves simply breezed in through unlocked doors or crawled through unlocked windows? Always double-check your locks!
Don't Use Cheap Locks

The locksmith recommends always using locks with the British Standards Institution kitemark (i.e., BS3621). It is never worth saving a couple of pounds by buying interior locks. A lock is there to protect you, and the cost per year becomes negligible. Furthermore. and very importantly. your insurance does not fully cover you if you do not have a BS lock fitted.

Ensure That Your Windows Are Secure

Windows are an often-overlooked security hole in the fabric of your building. Fitting Key Operated Windon Locks doesn't take long and makes real sense, both for your security and your insurance premiums. Just like door locks, you risk not being covered by your insurance policy should the worst happen

Inferior Fitting Of Locks Will Damage And Weaken Doors

Locks that are not fitted properly will create a weak spot in your door and door frame leaving you with a false sense of security. When you get a professional to fit your lock, you can rest assured that you have the maximum protection that your lock is designed for.

Hide Valuables

Make sure you store valuables, such as jewellery, tablets and other gadgets out of sight as they can attract opportunistic thieves - and burglars aren't known for resisting temptation. You might also want to consider investing in a safe: It's also advisable to keep your car keys hidden as many burglars will break into homes just to take cars. Keep your keys away from your front door to avoid 'letterbox fishing', a tactic where burglars use a fishing rod or long magnetic implement to grab keys through a home's letterbox.