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Home Security Tips

Posted on 16 September, 2015 at 0:55

We all want to keep our homes, our families and our valuables safe from loss and harm. Here are some tips on making your home safe & secure:

1. Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar

Where are the weak spots?

If you have forgotten your keys but can still get in, so can a burglar.

Could someone break in to a part of the house without being seen?

2. A fifth of all burglaries are through an open window or unlocked door

Lock your doors and windows - even when you are at home.

Don't leave the keys in the locks.

Keep keys out of sight in a safe place (but so you can find them in an emergency).

Never leave your keys under the doormat, a rock or even on a piece of string inside the letter box - burglars know all the hiding places!

3. Homes without any security devices are most at risk

Fit double or deadlocks to your doors.

Add windows locks if they do not already have integrated hardware.

Fit a burglar alarm.

Fit security lights with a timer or sensor switch.

Don't forget that getting out in an emergency is just as important as preventing criminals getting in.

4. The attempts of forcing locks is on the rise, particularly through the 'mole grips' method or 'bumping' method of breaking cylinder locks

Secure doors and windows as much as you can by choosing the most modern construction which has in-built security features, for example cylinder guards or anti-bump cylinders.

Fit double or deadlocks to your doors.

5. Make sure you are insured!

You can save money on your home insurance by fitting good quality windows and locks.

Be savvier to what Insurers will ask to get the best possible quote or even a discount.

Insurers may reject a claim if you have not taken the necessary security precautions - often this is because consumers do not have the right information.

6. Don't let anyone in you don't know

Fit a door chain, bar or spy hole so you don't have to open the door fully to check who is calling first.

Ask for ID and look up a number in the phone book to ring and verify their identity.

If in doubt - don't let them in and report it to the police.

7. Moving home

If you move to a new home, change all the external door locks immediately.

9. Going away

Ask a friend or neighbour to collect the post and check the house.

Use an automatic timer to turn on lights and appliances when you are out.

Cancel milk and newspaper deliveries.

Hide your valuables or lock them away.

Lock all external doors and windows - from the inside and out.

Set your burglar alarm.

If you need any advice or assistance in making your home safe & secure for you and your family please get in touch.

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Thanks for information. Really nice and good job. Are you looking for Locksmith Services in Plainfield??
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