There is nothing worse than lying comfortably in bed, and the thought of someone entering your house comes to your mind. To ensure that your front door is nice and safe and that you have a good night's sleep, here are some things you can do to improve your security at home.
1. Have your own big brother at home
Before we even know what you can do at your front door, there is one way to stop an intruder from entering your home from the start, by installing security cameras.
If you have security cameras inside and especially outside your home, burglars are discouraged because they don't want to risk getting into the camera. You may even want to choose smart surveillance cameras that can sync with your phone so you can keep an eye on your home no matter where you are.
2. Turn your home into Fort Knox
The installation of high security locks is essential as they offer the best possible protection against the underhanded methods by which intruders enter a house.
With this in mind, it is important that you research. Don't just choose the first lock you can find in your local hardware store.
First of all, you have to make sure that you choose a lock from a well-known and trustworthy brand, because you can rely on the quality of the products. You also need to find out which products are valued highly by other customers in order to get good value for money.
We recommend buying a British Standards Lock as the British Standards Institution (BSI) sets standards for the quality of goods and services across the UK. You can find out whether your lock of your choice is a BSI approved lock or not by looking for the British Standard Kite Mark on the product.
When it comes to securing your front door, the bolt in the lock does all the hard work. With that in mind, you need to make sure that you choose a latch that can withstand strong forces – especially in the event that an intruder tries to push your front door down when it breaks in.
Not sure how strong your bar is? Do not worry. You can determine how effective the lock will be by finding out what metal it was made from and how much metal was used to make the lock.
Even if a lock is made of hardened steel, for example, it can be clearly hollow on the inside. This means that the empty space in the lock outweighs the amount of metal used, which means that the lock is significantly less robust than a thicker lock.
To ensure that your lock offers you the highest level of security, we recommend that you have it installed by a specialist. For this reason, the Handy Squad has a team of experienced London locksmiths who can take over and do the job for you Efficiently to ensure that your front door is secure in no time.
In addition, a first-class door in combination with high-quality door furniture – the screws, striking plates and hinges – helps to significantly improve the security of your front door.
3. Catch them red-handed
As long as you're not trying to sneak in after a late appointment, it seems like a good idea to install motion detector lights, right?
Good lighting is essential to improve the security of your front door because it is an alarm signal for everyone who is at home. It also increases the visibility for surveillance cameras to capture intruders like deer in spotlights.
It is also a good idea to make sure that any hedges or bushes you have are well cared for, to prevent your front yard or your trip from getting too dark, and also to prevent your security cameras from being covered.
4. Make sure you are notified
Securing your front door is not enough to ensure that you have the right lock for your door, or to install security cameras to capture intrusion attempts, especially when you are out of town. Handy Squad can install a burglar alarm at your home in London to ensure that intruders are notified, whether it's just you or the police.
There are several types of alarm systems to choose from, including auto-dialer alarms, monitored alarms and intelligent alarms.
Intelligent alarms detect unusual activities in your home and inform you or a selected family member about the situation.
You'll need to install an auto-dial alarm clock if you're looking for an alarm clock that automatically calls a specific number – either a selected friend or an automatic message – when your alarm clock goes off.
If you want your alarm to be connected to a monitoring center that the police can contact for you, monitored alarms are for you.
If any of these options sound like something you'd like to have installed in your home, call our team today 0800 0 12 12 12 and we can register you for an appointment to install intrusion detectors.
In the event of a break-in
If you arrive at home and your front door has been damaged, contact the police immediately and file a report. This will log the incident for all of your insurance claims. Also, be careful not to touch anything in your property as you could accidentally manipulate evidence.
If this happened to you, we're sorry to hear it. Please do not hesitate to contact our team who will make your home feel safe again, whether you need one of our carpenters in London who can repair the door frame and, if necessary, a replacement for the emergency door in Claiming if the damage occurs is irreparable. In addition, our emergency locks in London can repair door locks and even replace your old door lock with a better one. Just call our team 0800 0 12 12 12 or request a quote by filling out our online booking form.
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