For most people, emergency locksmiths are people you call when you have a problem with a lock – lost keys, lock outs and so on. What they don’t realize is that most Melbourne locksmiths have a lot of information and experience to share when it comes to security. They are, literally, right in the middle of the security business. They know how to make residences safe. We are sharing some of those security tips with you today so that you can make your home safer.
DON’T MAKE IT EASY FOR BURGLARS
Contrary to popular belief, break-ins, not just in Australia but around the world, are not premeditated. Most robbers don’t have elaborate plans to break into and rob homes. They usually take the opportunity when they see one. One of the most common reasons they give is that they can see valuables either in the yard or through windows. Bikes should be kept safely in a locked garage and items like computers, phones and handbags should always be out of sight.
INSTALL AN ALARM SYSTEM
Alarm systems don’t cost that much and they are a great way to deter burglars. Have one installed and put up signs indicating that you have. Burglars will not be willing to take the risk.
ALWAYS LOCK YOUR DOORS
It is amazing how many people don’t lock their doors when they are at home. That is almost like living your home wide open to burglars. Remember, if they come in and you interrupt them there is a good chance that they will hurt you or worse. Lock your doors whether you are at home or not.
INSTALL WINDOW LOCKS
Windows are a point of weakness that can be breached to enter your home. The Lock Boss’ experienced locksmiths can install window locks – they are affordable and you reduce the chance of being robbed.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE GARAGE
Your garage possesses another door that burglars can use to enter your property. Although most people lock their garages, they don’t bother with the door that goes into the house from the garage. A garage door is the easiest thing to breach and once a burglar is in they can easily get into your home. Lock that door at all times.
If you are unlucky enough to ever interrupt a burglary in progress be careful not to threaten intruders. Avoid looking at the burglar because they will be worried you may identify them later.
Speak to our expert locksmiths today about making your home safe and secure.