If you have the misfortune to be burgled, your first step should be to phone the police to report the crime. Obviously do not enter a property if you think an intruder could still be inside.
The faster you report a crime, the more likely it is that the perpetrator will be caught, and your goods recovered.
The pleasure of owning a period property is being able to enjoy the character and charm of another era.
But a period property can also present a challenge in terms of security if you’re restricted on how you can modernise your home. But there are ways of protecting your house without compromising its appearance.
It’s easy just to focus on the kitchen when you install childproof locks. But to ensure the safety of your children you should do a thorough assessment of the whole house and look at both doors, windows and cabinets.
Yes there is a chance that if a key is stuck in a lock, it can be removed without damaging the lock. It is however advisable to ask a skilled locksmith to remove it as he will have the right tools for the job, so minimising any damage. It is more costly to replace a damaged lock than to call out a locksmith just to remove a key that is stuck in the lock.
Picking a lock is generally achieved by using tools that replicate the same position as a key. Although it’s not a quick task for an intruder, it is possible to pick or bump most common domestic locks.
Also, the mechanism of a traditional lock wears down over time. This can make it weaker and more susceptible to picking or bumping.
Smart locks have really come into their own in recent months. They’re the ideal way to let someone gain access to your home or business without them having to come into contact with another person.