With summer here it’s the perfect opportunity to get out and about and enjoy the outdoors.
Unfortunately though burglaries are on the rise in Swindon so it’s important to secure your doors and windows when you leave your house.
So with this in mind here are some useful ideas for increasing the security on your home:
Firstly we have to state the obvious, always shut and lock windows and doors when your out of the house for any length of time.
Summer is the perfect time for opportunists to take a look in your garden and identify possible means of access to your house. You should also consider upgrading locks on rear garden gates and sheds.
If you have a Upvc front door you could always change the lock to a split spindle night latch set up.
On these type of locks the spindle is split, so that depressing the handle on the outside of the door does not retract the latch.
The door locks behind you when you leave the house.
These are ideal if your alone at home and want to stop people wondering in.
If you’ve moved to a new house or your renting a property it’s a good idea to change the locks as soon as possible.
You can never be sure who’s got keys to your property and in these instances it’s better to prevent a burglary in the first place.
On new building sites lots of contractors are given keys to your house and you can never be sure who’s hands there in.
As well as securing your home it’s vital that you are able to get out quickly in the event of a fire. If you are living in a flat of any kind above the ground floor you must have Thumb turn Cylinder locks fitted on your main entrance door.
Also if you have elderly parents with limited physical ability it’s vital that they are aware of the functionality of their door locks, where spare keys are and also make sure they have the emergency contact numbers of relatives and carers.
So there we go , our four top tips for keeping you and your loved ones safe this summer.
Hope these points are helpful and don’t hesitate to call ‘Matt’ at Stronghold Security for all your home security maintenance and lock upgrades.
We have now teamed up with Secure Ironmongery in Swindon and have quick access to a huge range of hardware for your windows and doors.