Rocks Locks Security Advice
Stuart from Rocks Locks in Camberley, Surrey strongly advises that lock mechanisms are checked now and again, and taking a few basic precautions will give you peace of mind and help to keep your home secure at all times.
Is your home secure?
Check all doors and windows are locked when leaving the home
This may sound obvious, but it 1 in 5 burglaries don’t involve any force, so it doesn’t matter how good your locks are if they are not used.
Check the quality and working order of all external locks
All access doors should be treated to a good locking system, such as an automatic deadlock or a mortice deadlock. If a mortice lock is a bit over budget, mortice bolts are a cheaper alternative and are suitable for back doors or patio doors. The door and frame should also be strong and in a decent condition.
Check your window locks
One-third of burglars enter through a window. If you have key locks on your windows, ensure the locks are visible as they will act as a deterrent. Casement locks are available for both wooden and metal-framed windows, and secure the window with a key-operated lock. Fanlight locks use a metal bolt to secure the arm that opens and closes the window.
Be careful where you leave your spare set of keys
Do you have a key hidden in the garden? Do you have a secret access point in case you get locked out, such as through a window that has a dodgy lock? Leave a spare set of keys with a trusty neighbour or friend instead – it’s much more secure.
Keep keys out of sight when you are not at home
Keep a close eye on your keys – keys are an effective, but far from perfect, security instrument. Keys are not personal security devices; they can be used by anyone – owner or thief. In the house, keep them out of sight, otherwise if you do have a break-in, you may be giving them access to other locked areas of the house, or even your car!
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Rocks Locks is based in Blackwater, near Camberley, Surrey but also serves homes and business further afield, throughout Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.