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Tips To Keep Your Home Safe With Locks

The security of your property should never be taken for granted. Your home has to be well secured in all major areas. Burglars and thieves typically break into houses with the least security; these are easier to break into and they can steal the possessions without much effort. However, there are a variety of new alarm and security systems with high-tech security features to keep your house safe from any intruders.

They can be installed in both commercial and residential properties. In addition to having good security systems, it is also important to have good quality locks that can’t be tampered with. They will complement the smart systems installed on your property. This will undoubtedly improve the safety levels of your property. Here are a few tips on how to keep your property secure with locks:

  1. Install Sturdy and Strong Locks For Your Front Door

Ensure that you install an extremely strong & sturdy lock that cannot be easily broken from the outside.  A mortice lock is an excellent choice as it improves the security of your front door significantly. In addition, it may not be a bad idea to install a digital lock system which is connected to your alarm system, especially if you travel a lot. These features will help keep your property safe and will also provide you with remote access.

  1. Two Cylinder Deadlocks

This will prove to be an excellent addition if you have external hinged doors installed. To prevent burglars from forcing entry into your home, invest in high-grade knob sets which have deadlatch mechanisms. A large number of thieves used credit cards to open doors and let themselves in. It’s much easier for them to do so in houses that do not have high-security locks fitted.

  1. Patio and Deck Door Locks

The most common points of entry for criminals are the sliding doors on patios, balconies, and decks. Installing locks that are key-operated on the interior of all sliding doors will improve the security of your property by a considerable margin. You can also place traditional wooden dowels/metal wedges in the door’s tracks for additional security. This will limit the door’s movement considerably.

  1. Locks for Windows

Having strong and sturdy window locks is extremely important, and neglecting them isn’t a good thing. Lower levels of your house become easy entry points for entry for criminals. Adding a security screen and strong locks is a great way to deter criminals and improve the security of your property. Installing single cylinder locks in addition to window bars will ensure that no burglar can enter your house through the windows.

  1. Keep All Side and Back Gates Secure

Other easy points for entry for criminals are the side & back gates of your property as they typically do not face the main road. Installing strong and sturdy padlocks will help secure them.

  1. Keep Your Garage Door Well Secured

Ensure that the garage door on your property is well secured by investing in a smart door opener. Make sure that the code stays within family members. Install a strong padlock on the interior door which leads into your house.

Following these simple tips will help keep your property safe from criminals. For any more information about the different types of locks you can use, feel free to call St George Locksmiths or send us your requirements via this Online Form.

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