If you think your premises are secure and burglar proof then you need to think again. Find out flaws in your existing doors and windows by calling in an expert locksmith. He will check and point out ways how you can secure doors and windows in a much better way. Being smug and complacent can result in a burglary with a consequent loss. It is better to pay a locksmith for a professional consultation to improve home security.
Front and back door
The front and back doors are the main points for attacks by burglars. Doors may be of uPVC and look solid enough but it is easy for burglars to snap locks in such cases as experts point out. The solution is to install better multipoint locking system with lock cylinder and additional deadbolt reinforcements.
You may overlook something as small as a door chain but it can be a vital link that locksmith Lockup Services will notice, point out and remedy with the installation of a suitable one. If you have uPVC doors then you can think of replacing them with solid timber door at the front and a steel fire resistant double walled door at the back.
Windows are vulnerable
Though doors may be the first point of attacks, clever burglars do not ignore windows. Your locksmith will inspect window frames to test their strength against attempts using jemmy or other tools and recommend replacement. If there is no locking system, he may recommend and put in place a window locking system.
You may leave windows open when you go out. You forget to close them. This is an open invitation to burglars. Locksmiths notice this and recommend you install a steel grill in place. In any case, keep windows covered and curtains closed.
A lock is no deterrence to burglars. If your lock is substandard, your locksmith may replace it with a better one or install keyless access or biometric access systems to improve home security. Statistics show that the majority of entries are forced entries so, in addition to better locks, installing deadbolts should be a priority.
If you think surveillance cameras are a bit over the top, they are not as your locksmith will tell you. Burglars like to work stealthily and the presence of a camera above doors and windows is sufficient deterrence. They know they can be caught on camera.
The surveillance camera may have a motion detector that will sound an alarm so they do not wish to take the risk. Even if you do not have a video surveillance camera you should have a motion sensing alarm. It could be quite useful when you are at home and when you go away.
Professional locksmiths go beyond tackling locks to recommending security as a whole. One thing they will tell you is to install automatic lighting inside your house when you plan to be away for days. Also, light up the porch and garden with lights. Lights that go on and off at random in various rooms. They will fool a burglar into thinking someone is at home. Use the automation system to turn on music systems or TV to complete the illusion.