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Your house provides you and your family a safe place to live in, and also holds all of your belongings and worldly possession, many of which could be of high financial or sentimental value.
The one way to safeguard all these things is to make sure your home has the proper security systems in place; here are 5 tips to secure your home:

1: Survey your home’s exterior

Every homeowner wants to make sure miscreants, burglars, and other unsavoury elements don’t enter their property. This makes it important to secure the exterior properly before you install any security systems inside. The vulnerabilities you should look out for are un-repaired utility holes in fencing, carelessly placed ladders or even damaged or broken windows and grilles.

2: Install a reliable alarm system

It’s always a good idea to install a reliable alarm system on your property. Not only does it help scare away trespassers and criminal elements, but also alerts your neighbours to rush to your rescue. It’s important to hire a certified locksmith for the job.

3: Replace your locks regularly

It’s not difficult for the window, door or even the garage locks to become compromised if someone duplicates your keys; and they can easily gain entry onto your property and commit a burglary or other crime. The best way to avoid this possibility is to upgrade your locks every few years with modern and advanced patented security systems that can’t be duplicated by unauthorised persons.

4: Consider installing a smart locking system

Today, many security systems manufacturers integrate smart chips into their products; this gives you the functionality to operate your locking systems via your smartphone. You are able to remotely monitor your property and can get an automatic shutdown and alarm system incorporated as well.

5: Get rid of bad habits

Certain habits such as leaving your key in the keyhole or under a doormat outside your door can compromise the security of your home. If the keys fall into the hands of an unscrupulous person they can easily duplicate them and gain entry into your property. If you are absentminded and are more likely to leave keys lying around at different places, consider getting keyless locks installed in your home; these systems use codes in place of keys and are a safer alternative to traditional locks.

For any information about our certified locksmith services feel free to call us on 07793 744 783 any day, any time.