Have you ever wondered how to improve your home lock security? Well, DG Locksmiths Glasgow & Edinburgh have the answer.
DG Locksmiths is a reliable locksmith Glasgow residents have been using for years. We are also a registered locksmith Paisley and locksmith Falkirk residents can rely on and we can provide a range of quality locksmith services that will help you improve your home lock security. However, it is also up to you to ensure the security of your home and that is why we creates a list of 10 tips that can help you to do so.
1. Change your locks
Whenever you move into a new home we would recommend you change your locks. This is a very good precaution as you never know who might have keys to your property. This rule also applies if you lose your keys or get broken into. The security of your locks should be a priority. If any of these situations occur you should change your locks and use this opportunity to upgrade to more secure locks. DG Locksmiths can complete this procedure for you and has available discounts. Contact us to learn more.
2. Get interior door hinges
Some doors have hinges which are placed outside of the property. An intruder can easily access your home by removing the hinge pin of these doors. That is why we recommend removing the door and setting the hinges inside the property so you can have the peace of mind that no one can enter by removing your door.
3. Install deadbolt locks
Deadbolt locks are indispensable in providing quality home security. They are stronger and much more rigid than standard locks, granting extra security. We recommend getting at least 1 inch thick dead bolt locks for exterior doors. During installation of deadbolt locks ensure that you leave as little space between the door and the frame as possible to eliminate the opportunity for an intruder to take the door apart.
4. Buy an alarm system
Installing an alarm system is one of the best decisions one can make with regards to home protection and security. The system will immediately notify the authorities and the homeowners in the case of a potential danger. Alarm systems often prevent intruders from breaking in in the first place and in the case of an activation will most probably send them away.
5. Hide the alarm system’s wiring
If you install an alarm system make sure that all wiring outside of the property is well hidden. Burglars and potential intruders often search for these wirings in order to disable the alarm system.
6. Don’t leave spare keys
It is very common for people to leave a spare key in the mailbox or somewhere hidden outside of the property. If you really need to hide a spare key then wrap it and hide it in a secure spot that only you and your family know about.
7. Keep the property occupied
The best way to keep your property safe is to keep it occupied. Of course this is not always possible and that is why we recommend giving the appearance that your property is occupied especially while you are on a holiday. Many burglars will scout neighbourhoods for houses that look unoccupied for a long period. You can protect your property by installing automatic timers to turn on and off the lights while you are away.
8. Install automatic lighting
Another good advice is to install infrared detector at the entrance of your property so that the lighting turns on automatically when someone is in the area. This can keep the burglars away as they do not what to be exposed by the light.
9. Protect your windows
Intruders will often try to enter your property through the windows. That is why a good advice is to ensure that all window locks are secure and that the windows are made from burglar-resistant glass. Another option is installing small panes of glass rather than a large ones as they are more difficult to break and grant less access.
10. Use metal bars
Metal bars can be very effective on sliding glass doors, sliding windows and patio doors. We recommend getting a metal bar placed at the bottom track of the window or door to prevent an intruder from forcing them open.
Contact a locksmith Glasgow
DG Locksmiths is a registered locksmith Glasgow residents rely on. We can provide a range of quality locksmith services suitable for residential and commercial properties. Our services are also available in other areas as we are registered locksmith Paisley and locksmith Falkirk service provider. Contact us today to improve the security of you home.