How to make your house safe from burglars

If you’ve been burgled recently or know someone who has, then there is a good chance that in the near future it will happen again.

Why?  Because the burglars already know they can gain easy access. Moreover, they know that you will have replaced the previously stolen items, so you are a good target.

A burglary is a shock to the system and always unexpected.
It’s never too soon to take some simple steps to protect your property;

Locks.

If you have just moved into a new place, it’s always a good idea to get all the locks rekeyed. So you can be reassured that you and your family are the only ones that have keys to your home. Also if you are going to hide a spare key outside, PLEASE DON’T hide it in the most common places. Such as: under the front door mat or under the pot plant next to the door, that will be the first place the burglar will look! Also on any entry door, it’s always a good idea to have some sort of Deadbolt/Deadlock. Because it makes it a lot more difficult for someone to force open the door. These can be a bit more expensive. However, to have at least one on the main door is a good idea.

Lighting

Lighting is an excellent way of protecting your business premises. Installing lighting near all access points (doors and windows). Which ensures that these important areas are visible when you’re not at work.

Dark, unlit premises with access points to the rear of the building (where they’re not seen from the street) are common targets for thieves. This is because they have time to attempt to gain entry as they’re out of sight. However, when all access points have been secured with high-grade locks by a locksmith and suitable lighting has been installed. This has the effect of serving as a deterrent.

Install quality window stays. Close your windows

Windows are the most common point of entry. Especially an open window is an easy invitation for a burglar, as it’s common to leave a windows open during the Summer. Even if you need to pop out to the shops for some milk a burglar could take quick advantage of your mistake. So, have a quick look around the house before you leave, and make sure that the windows are all closed. Safety Stays on your windows are a great deterrent for burglars, as it make it a lot hard for them to get through and into your house.

Install a quality alarm system.

Alarms are a big deterrent. Burglars hate noise that can attract attention to the property. As the technology progresses, more option become available like, sensors for your windows and door, video cameras for outside and in, you can even have full control from your smartphone with immediate updates.

Calgary Lock Services provides residential and commercial locksmith services to customers across Calgary and the surrounding areas. If it’s about time you updated your security, contact the team today and we’ll discuss your options regarding new locks and keys, restricted access systems and more.

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