Now the clocks turning have turned back the nights draw in earlier and unfortunately, that means households could be at a higher risk of burglary, Data shows insurance claims increase by almost 34 per cent during the winter months.
One man reason for the increase is most households have little to no security precautions at home according to data collected during national home security month, with a unthinkable 5% of all UK burglaries taking place thanks to an unlocked door!
LS Locksmiths want to raise awareness of home safety and security, especially during the winter months s more people understand the risks and consider taking steps to help protect their home from unwanted intruders.
Our head locksmith had this to say: “keeping our homes and families safe is the number one priority over the notoriously busy months for house crime.”
“Many people are unaware how to keep their homes safe and secure, so no matter if you live in a large detached house or a small flat, we have got the answer to suit everyones own situation and budget.”
Exterior entrances and Gates
Making sure that all exterior doors and gates are locked is a must that so many people forget so before you leave even if it’s for just a few hours do a full check of all external doors. Most exterior doors only have a budget security lock in place so this could also be a good time to update to a higher security locks that adds extra security features like anti pick, anti snap and anti drill.
External gates are mostly secured bolts and maybe a added padlock but there are plenty of other types of locks like push button or key locks that can be opened from outside like a bolted gate so not only more security but better accessibility and convenience.
External lighting is one of the biggest deterrents to would be criminals during the dark nights, adding motion detection low energy led lights outside your property will not just deter intruders but lighting areas also prevents home owner accidents.
Same external floodlights can even capture live video or images so you have a record of who or what set them off.
Motion detection Cameras
Adding cameras to the exterior of your property are a visible deterrent that if ignored will alert you and record on your property – smart cameras even include two way audio so you can hear and talk. Not ready to dive in to a full camera set up then just by adding a video doorbell to the front of your property will add a greater level of security without being over intrusive.
If you don’t have a working alarm fitted to your home WHY? Modern smart alarms are not only super reliable but they are also self monitored so no nasty monthly bills. As long as you have a wifi connection a smart alarm system can be as big or as small as you require while still having amazing features that rival ultra high end commercial systems – get instant alerts via a smart phone if alarm is triggered or when alarm is disarmed so your always aware who has entered you property. Additional extras include smoke alarms, flooding monitoring and pet safe motion detection.
Our head locksmith added “don’t let yourself be a victim of crime and talk to one of our team about all the security solutions”
LS Locksmiths is local family run locksmiths based in the heart of Nottingham we offer a incredibly fast same day service, thats affordable while only using high quality branded products. Our business counts numerous letting agencies, landlords and returning customers who use and recommend our low cost fast service. Call 0115 8320195
72 Noel Street