A home owner needs to protect and secure their most valuable asset, namely their home. The home owner wants to to keep their property safe at all costs. At Craigmore Locksmiths we provide a range of services in relation to changing your locks, key combination changes and replacement, emergency repairs and other security options to ensure the security of your home.
Upgrading the existing security of your home is a major factor in establishing a safe and protected property, worry free. Listed below are a number of employable security upgrades to achieve home security improvements.
1. Deficiencies in your home security:
Try to think about your home and its current security. Put yourself in the place of a burglar. What would be the easiest way into your house? What are the places with the lowest security? Identifying these is the first step in improving the security of your property.
2. Make it a habit to always lock your doors and windows:
Many people forget to lock their doors and windows as they become used to the idea that their home is safe. However, especially if you live on the lowest floors of a residential property, a burglar would most definitely check these. A lapse in judgement for just a moment could cost you a lot. Always lock the doors and windows even if you are going out for a little as 5 minutes.
3. Secure and lock your garage and balcony:
Locking the garage door and the balcony when you are going out or during the night is very important. Both provide easy access into your home and require extra caution. Do not forget to lock the door that leads from the garage into the house. This could save you a lot of regrets in the future.
4. Change the locks:
When you are moving in you rarely think about changing the locks of your new home, and this is normal. However, a potential problem with these is the fact that you do not know who else could have a copy of your keys. To be safe, it is better to change the locks as soon as you move in. Same rule applies to lost keys. If you lose your key it is better to change the locks immediately as you never know who might have found it.
5. Leave the lights on:
When you are leaving your home, it is a good idea to leave the lights on. This will make a burglar hesitate as they are not sure if you are home or not. Another option is to invest in automatic lights, or leave the TV or stereo on.
6. Close the curtains:
When you are leaving your home keep the curtains closed, especially in rooms with expensive equipment. If burglars do not know what equipment you have they would be more likely to skip your property.
7. Contact the Police:
If you notice something strange around your neighbourhood or property, like an unknown car passing through several times a day or being parked for a very long time on your street then report it. This rule holds both for your own home and your neighbours’ properties.
8. Security Systems:
You can install a security lightning in your yard which will make it much harder for a burglar to enter the premises without being seen. In addition, getting an alarm system could also improve the security of your home substantially and deter a burglar from proceeding once in the house. Another factor that could increase the safety is putting bars on the windows, which will prevent someone from breaking in.
9. Don't leave a spare key:
Do not leave a spare key around your home, especially hidden in obvious locations like the welcome mat.
10. Install a safe:
Buying a safe could be a very good investment. It can protect not only valuable belongings but also paperwork, cheques and financial records.
This advice depends on having quality locks installed in the first place and continuously monitoring them, so ensure they are functioning properly. Upgrading your home security is an essential step if you believe your home to be inadequately protected. As an experienced locksmiths, Craigmore Locksmiths can deliver exactly that. Contact us today to discuss which of our services is most suitable to you.
Craigmore Locksmiths firm belief is in the importance of proficiency, efficiency, and dedication has helped us and our associates become one of the leading locksmith service providers in the Adelaide Northern Suburbs. We are hard working and committed, and seek to help you in a timely manner.