Burglary is one of the most common and distressing crimes that can happen to anyone. According to the Office for National Statistics, there were an estimated 356,017 domestic burglaries in England and Wales in the year ending March 2023. That means one in every 191 households was a victim of burglary.
You don’t want to be one of those statistics, do you? That’s why you need to take some preventive measures to protect your home and belongings from potential burglars. Here are five simple tips from Unique Locksmiths, the experts in locksmithing and security services in Chingford and surrounding areas.
Tip 1: Lock your doors and windows
One of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent burglary is to lock your doors and windows. Many burglars enter through unlocked or poorly secured doors and windows, so you need to make sure they are closed and locked whenever you leave your home or go to bed.
You also need to make sure your locks are strong, durable, and reliable. You should have at least one deadbolt lock on your main door, as well as locks on your windows, especially those on the ground floor or accessible from the outside.
Unique Locksmiths can help you choose and install the best locks for your home, whether you need:
- Euro cylinders
- Rim cylinders
- Chubb locks
- Yale locks
- Mortice locks
- Digital locks
- Night latches
- Van locks
- Garage door locks
- Shop front shutter locks
- UPVC door locks
- UPVC mechanism
We stock nearly every type of lock, and we can also repair or replace any damaged or faulty locks.
Tip 2: Don’t advertise your absence
Another way to prevent burglary is to don’t advertise your absence. Burglars often target homes that look empty or unoccupied, so you need to make your home look like someone is always there.
You can do this by:
- Using timers or smart devices to turn on and off your lights, TV, radio, or other appliances at random intervals.
- Asking a trusted neighbour, friend, or family member to collect your mail, newspapers, or deliveries, or cancel them if you are away for a long time.
- Avoiding posting your travel plans or photos on social media, or making them visible only to your close contacts.
- Keeping your curtains or blinds open during the day and closed at night, as well as hiding any valuables from plain sight.
Tip 3: Install an alarm system
A third way to prevent burglary is to install an alarm system. An alarm system is a device that alerts you to potential intruders, fire, or other emergencies in your home. It can deter burglars from targeting your property, as well as notify you or the authorities in case of an emergency.
There are different types of alarm systems available, such as wired, wireless, monitored, unmonitored, and smart alarms. You need to consider your needs and preferences when choosing an alarm system for your home.
Unique Locksmiths can help you install an alarm system that suits your needs and preferences. We can advise you on the best type of alarm system for your home, as well as install it professionally and efficiently. We can also repair any faults or damages to your existing alarm system, as well as provide regular maintenance to ensure its optimal performance.
Tip 4: Install CCTV cameras
A fourth way to prevent burglary is to install CCTV cameras. CCTV cameras are devices that record and monitor the activity around your property. They can provide evidence in case of a crime, as well as deter potential criminals from approaching your property.
There are different types of CCTV cameras available, such as wired, wireless, indoor, outdoor, night vision, motion detection, or smart cameras. You need to consider the location, coverage, quality, and storage of your CCTV cameras when choosing them for your home.
Unique Locksmiths can help you install CCTV cameras that suit your needs and preferences. We can advise you on the best type of CCTV camera for your home, as well as install them professionally and efficiently. We can also repair any faults or damages to your existing CCTV cameras, as well as provide regular maintenance to ensure their optimal performance.
Tip 5: Hire a professional locksmith
The fifth and final way to prevent burglary is to hire a professional locksmith. A professional locksmith can provide you with expert advice and service on how to secure your home and belongings from potential burglars. They can also help you with any locksmithing or security issues you may have, such as lockouts, lock upgrades, lock repairs, key cutting, alarm systems, CCTV cameras, security grilles, safes, access control, door closers, door furniture, master key systems, security audits, and more.
Unique Locksmiths are the professional locksmiths you need. We are the experts in locksmithing and security services in Chingford and surrounding areas. We have over 12 years of experience in providing reliable and affordable solutions for your peace of mind.
Unique Locksmiths | Locksmith Chingford are fully insured and accredited by the UK Locksmith Association, so you can trust us with your security needs.
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