As door 7 Window repair specialists we at D’Best are aware of the devastation which home invasions can cause, both financially but also emotionally. And also understand the impact which old doors and windows or poorly maintained parts can have on the security of your home.
Amazingly, 34% of burglars access the homes of their victims through their own front door. It is vital that you ensure that you lock your doors and windows, even when you are in the home, -locks are the best in this case, save you looking for keys, it is chilling to think but 33% of burglaries happen while the homeowner is in the house.
Ensure that all locks are seen
Use a Patio locks on French door handles; fit cable restrictors to your windows. A home without a security system is 300% more likely to be burgled. Additionally, consider that lovely big hedge that gives you all that privacy… and the privacy it might give to any burglar.
Light it up
Motion sensor lights are a great investment – not only do they make it easier for you coming home on these soon-to-be dark evenings, but they also foil any burglar looking for a property to raid under the cover of darkness. Side lights are a must, and have them on timers too, ensuring that lights come on the side passages, also back yards can be forgotten, ensure you have flood lights or sensor lights in these areas too.
Get and Alarm and have it turned on too..!
One of the most visual deterrents you could engage is an alarm – and many household insurance policies will give discounts if you have an appropriately installed and maintained alarm system. Despite this, only 30% of homeowners have one in place. Whether you opt for wired or wireless, monitored, dialler or bells-only, the loud blaring noises they all emit don’t make the best accompaniment for a stealth burglar!
If you have any worries or concerns about locks, safety or flood lights, then contact us on 086 2131133