When it comes to improving home security, there are lots of tips and advice to be found. Most of these will be extremely helpful in helping to keep you and your home safe. At Five Star Locksmiths, we’ve decided to compile our 5 top tips for improving home security. For more information on any of the below listed, you can always contact us on 1800 348 378.
Consider installing deadlocks on your doors and windows. All deadlocks are locks, not all locks are deadlocks. Deadlocks are particularly important for home and contents insurance as they provide your home with an increased level of security. With a deadlock, you can access the lock from both sides, and in order to open it, the lock will need to be opened by a key.
Avoid buying shiny digital locks off the Internet. There has been an increase in the amount of digital locks being purchased off the Internet. With this, there has also been an increase in the amount of locks that have been broken in to. You should really consider your options when deciding to purchase a $12 lock to protect $80,000+ of contents.
Have your locks fitted by a professional. By using a local handyman the job can at times be a little hit and miss. By investing a little more money to use a professional to install your locks you can be saving yourself a lot of time and money in the future.
Don’t hide your keys in the garden or under your doormat. Even when you think you’re being creative, there will always be a thief that will out-think you. If you can’t leave your key with a trusted neighbour, then consider investing in a key safe and make sure it’s not installed in plain sight. You can read more about key safes in our blog ‘Don’t Leave A Key Under Your Mat – get a key safe) – https://www.fivestarlocksmiths.com.au/key-safe/
Remember that visibility matters. Although having an excellent barrier security system is really important, visibility is also extremely important. You don’t want to advertise that you have valuable goods in your house. By not giving thieves an incentive to enter, the risk of them entering will generally be lowered. So with saying that, be sure to keep your blinds closed!
So there you have it! These are our 5 top tips for improving home security. Even though there are lots more tips out there, you should implement these key fundamental strategies listed above. As mentioned, for information don’t hesitate to contact Five Star Locksmiths, the locksmith professionals on 1800 348 378. You can also visit us HERE.