5 Tips to keep us all safe this yuletide…
1. Review the Exterior of your House
Start by reviewing the exterior of your property to make sure there are no broken windows or access to your property through garages or conservatories. Lock any tools and items such as ladders, diggers, saws etc away.
2. Are your Doors and Windows Secure
Ask a vetted, inspected and qualified technician to check your door locks (including internal doors to conservatories and garages) to make sure all of your windows and doors have the most appropriate locks, they are in good condition and properly fitted.
Find below, A Lock that has been Incorrectly Fitted
The lock below has been fitted incorrectly and this leaves the lock vulnerable to attack and therefore the property at risk.
3. Beware of opportunist Thieves
Opportunist thieves can often approach houses that look like nobody is at home so consider installing a number of light timers around the house so it appears someone is home.
4. Burglar Alarm Systems – Regularly change the Code
The importance of Alarm Systems has been proven however, it is pertinent you change the code regularly to gain maximum benefit from them as the “Thief might just be indoor”.
5. When were your Keys last replaced?
While you are reviewing your security it is also worth considering when your keys were last replaced, whether past owners or tenants may still have access to your home and whether anyone may have made copies of your keys without your knowledge.
If you are worried ask a technician to change your locks and fit a patented system, whereby keys can only be copied with proof of ownership or better still get a Biometric protected lock.