Home Security Advice
We all want to feel safe in our homes. After all
this is our little piece of life right? This is where
we raise our children and this is where we should
feel the safest. Sometime no matter how hard we try
someone takes that little piece of our life by entering
our home without permission. If you follow our tips
hopefully you can feel better knowing you did the
best you could at securing your home. Actually home
security starts with a good home owner’s policy.
If the unthinkable ever happened you would be allot
happier knowing your valuables were completely covered
by Home Owners Insurance.
We don’t need to make our homes into fortresses,
but taking a few simple measures to protect your home
will help to make it a no-go zone for thieves. And
finally, why not help your neighbours and sign up
to a local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme or talk to a
local crime prevention officer about setting up your
own. A good locksmiths can really help!
Home Security Tips
If you were locked out of your house, would you
still be able to get in? Maybe you keep an unlocked
window in the back, or a hidden key in your mailbox
or on top of a window ledge?
You may think this is a good idea, but if you can
break in, so can a burglar! This is why you need the services of an experienced locksmith.
Statistics from 2002 showed that ‘1 House is
broken into every 37 Seconds’. And that One
out of ten homes will be burglarized this year. For
a small amount of time and money you can make your
home more secure and reduce your chances of being
a victim. A locksmith can help you with this.
Many burglars will spend no longer than 60 seconds
trying to break into a home. Good locks and good neighbours
who watch out for each other can be big deterrents
Did you know that in almost half of all completed
residential burglaries, thieves simply breezed in
through unlocked doors or crawled through unlocked
windows? Always double check your locks!
Consider an Alarm? Alarms can be a good investment,
especially if you have many valuables in your home,
or live in an isolated area or one with a history
of break-ins. A Home Security System is very inexpensive.
And when you figure in the piece of mind it will give
you and your family how can you do without one. An experienced locksmith can fit alarms for you.
Learn how to use your system properly! Don't "cry
wolf" by setting off false alarms. People will
stop paying attention and you'll probably be fined.
Some less expensive options...a sound-detecting socket
that plugs into a light fixture and makes the light
flash when it detects certain noises, motion sensing
outdoor lights that turn on when someone approaches,
or lights with photo cells that turn on when it's
dark and off when it's light. London City Locks have locksmiths on call 24hr a day ready to help with all your locksmith requirements.