Locksmith Security Advice
Concerning a few basic security suggestions then we’d recommend the following:-
1. Review the Outside Of Your Home
Start by evaluating the outside of your property to make sure there are no broken windows or access to your property via garages or conservatories. Lock any tools and items such as ladders away
2. Are The Doors and Windows Secure
Ask a vetted, inspected and experienced locksmith Wirral to review your door and window security (including internal doors to conservatories and garages) to make sure all of your windows and doors have the most suited locks, they’re in great condition, properly fitted and meet your insurance demands
3. Beware of Opportunist Burglars
Opportunist intruders will often approach homes that look like no-one is at home so think about installing a variety of light timers around the house so it would seem someone is home
4. Front and Back Door Sensor Lighting
Dusk to dawn or sensor lighting to the front and back door of your home will dissuade possible thieves and help you gain entry into your property in darkness
5. Security Alarms – Routinely Change The Code
Alarm systems are often very efficient but you need to change the code routinely to gain maximum benefit from them
6. Protect the Windows with Security Grilles or Bars
Side windows in a house can be smashed to reach keys and acquire entry so consider adding strengthened glass or maybe even block up the window. Decorative grilles and bars can also vastly increase the security of a home without being detrimental to the visuals
7. Home Security Safes
Home safes have grown to be more and more popular too, so you might want to give some thought to asking a professional locksmith Wirral to specify and install a safe
8. Protect your French Doors and UPVC Doors
You may also wish to install top and bottom bolts on French doors or add sash jammers to UPVC doors
9. When Were Your Keys Last Replaced?
While you are reviewing your security it’s also worth looking at when your keys were last replaced, whether past owners or tenants might still have access to your home and whether anybody may have produced copies of your keys without you knowing. If you’re concerned ask a specialist locksmith to change your locks and fit a patented system, whereby keys are only able to be duplicated with proof of ownership
10. Common Bad Habits
Think about your own influence on the level of security for your home be sure you don’t indulge bad habits such as leaving keys in locks or in view that you and your loved ones 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 significant difference and deter attack.
Locks Around the Clock are a long established, fully qualified emergency locksmith Wirral. We cover all areas including Birkenhead, Bebington, Wallasey, West Kirby, Heswall, Ellesmere Port and anywhere inbetween. We offer free of charge security consultations 7 days a week. Please contact us by phone or email if you are worried about the security of your home.