Secure your doors.
It is imperative that your front door is strong and and the door locks are secure. Most doors will have two operational locks, more than likely this will be nightlatch and a mortice lock. These locks should be British standard (BS3621) Sometimes it is advisable to have a 2nd mortice lock on the door this will increase the security on that door as well as spreading the locking mechanisms over the surface of the door. A low mortice lock will help prevent a kick attack at the bottom of the door as a mortice lock at the top will prevent an intruder from forcing the door open. There are additional security options to help you secure your door. Don’t forget to secure the back doors which burglars can also use to try to access your property.
Windows are often used as an entry or an exit point for many burglars. Having your windows locked is essential. BS3621 Insurance regulations state that windows must be secured by key operated locks. Any flat roofs you have outside your house such as garage roofs or conservatory roofs that may lead to a first floor window are also easy access points for a burglar. Just because your window is on the first or second floor doesn’t mean you can leave them unlocked. Ladders should be locked away to prevent the burglar from using it to access an open window that is out of their reach.
Garages & Outhouses.
Garages sheds or outhouses often contain some very expensive equipment such as garden tools or furniture etc or even your car. Make sure that these areas are secure. A garage door defender with a high security padlock is a very good method of securing an up and over garage door. Sheds should be secured with a high security mortice lock providing the door is suitable otherwise a pad bar and high security padlock will be suitable.
Keep all your valuables locked away in a safe. Jewellery can also be very sentimental as well as valuable. You don’t want to have to tell your Aunt Margaret that her grandmother’s earrings have been stolen. It is always best to keep your valuables locked away. Safes can be key locking or digital. The safe key should be kept well hidden. Safes must also be bolted down for insurance purposes regardless of their weight. Finding a location within your property to bolt down your safe is also very important. People, commonly, put their safes in a wardrobe. Safes should be bolted to concrete floors or against a main structural wall to deter burglars from trying to take it.
Know a security specialist.
Having a specialist in security walk through your property and identify all the vulnerable parts of your property is important. Someone with experience could point out weak points of your property which have been innocently overlooked. Book yourselves a free site survey by calling 07515313738. We will send an experienced locksmith who is CRB checked, to discuss what we can do to increase your security or identify any areas that you may have missed. Alternatively if you would like to request a call back, we can contact you at time that is best suitable for you.