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 to burglars.
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.


Dead Locks
Make sure every external door has a sturdy, well-installed dead bolt lock. Key-in-the-knob locks alone are not enough.

Install a peephole or wide angle viewer in all entry doors so you can see who is outside without opening the door. Door chains break easily and don't keep out intruders.

Key Care
Instead of hiding keys around the outside of your home, give an extra key to a neighbour you trust.

New Keys
When you move into a new house or apartment ALWAYS re-key the locks.
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