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Going away for the weekend? Burglar proof your home

Going away for the weekend is wonderful IF you don’t spend the time away worrying about whether your home and possessions are safe. Having a “lock-up-and-go” property offers flexibility, but it’s important to ensure the “lock-up” part is sufficiently secure before going anywhere. Here are a few ways you can burglar proof your home.

3 ways to burglar proof your home

The key to burglar proofing your home is to think of all the ways a burglar could get into your home. These entry points need to be protected.

1. Add an extra layer of security to your front door

The most obvious way a burglar will enter your home is through the door, especially if it is vulnerable. Ensure the lock installed on your front door is secure and tamper proof. You may need to invest in installing a more reputable one, or perhaps consider adding an additional lock. It is wise to change locks and keys when moving into a new home, and whenever necessary, to prevent unwanted visitors who may get hold of the keys for your home.

Installing a solid security gate in front of your door will add another layer of security. A good security gate, like the King Swing, should have a rigid inner and outer welded frame to ensure there are no leverage points, as this helps prevent forced entry. Then, of course, don’t forget to lock the door and gate before you leave! And it is best not to leave the keys under the doormat.

2. Add an extra layer of security to your windows

To restrict access, your windows should be protected with static security barriers or burglar bars. Static security barriers, like the King Fix range, are non-retractable barriers that are secured on all sides within a robust top and bottom galvanised track system to ensure there are no leverage points. You can usually find different product styles to suit your needs.

Alternatively, you can install welded cottage pane or horizontal burglar bars, which are usually customised to ensure the best for your windows. The bars can be lined up with cottage pane windows or spaced evenly to cover full pane windows.

3. Add an extra layer of security to your sliding or stacking doors

Another way a burglar can gain entry into your home is through your patio doors. The best option here is to install a retractable security barrier, which is there when you need it and gone when you don’t. The best barriers have a deadlock slamlock system and tamper-proof locks and they are secured on all sides within a top and bottom galvanised track system.

In addition to securing all the entry points to your home, you can also install an alarm system (with a loud siren), security cameras (even dummy ones) and motion-sensor lights. It is also a good idea to sign up with your local security company so they can keep an eye on your property while you’re away.

Burglar proofing your home will give you peace of mind, so that you can really enjoy your time away. Give us a call if you’d like to receive a free quote on securing your home.

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