The security around your home is an important aspect for any homeowner or tenant. There is always a risk that your property will be targeted by burglars and if you are looking to upgrade your home security systems one of the first places you should look to secure is your windows. Adding secure window locks to all sides of your property will help to reduce the risk of home invasion through closed windows, whether they are located at the front, side or rear of your property. You should never skimp on the safety of your home, your personal belongings and your own health, and by securing the windows and doors at your home property you are adding that extra layer of security and peace of mind to ward off potential burglars.
Complete a Full Home Security Check
Before purchasing new locks for your windows and doors the first thing you should do is to conduct a full and thorough home security check. There are many potential entry points and weak spots within every property, but due to the unique nature of every household it is wise to be as thorough as possible each time you perform security checks. You should consider not only the physical aspects of your home security, but also how the household lives and works from day-to-day, such as who has a front door key. Look at all windows and doors on both the main structure of the property and within any outbuildings, such as garages, sheds and other structures. From here you can work out whether new additions to your home security are required, whether new locks are needed on certain windows and whether it is necessary for extra visual deterrents, such as supplementary window and patio door locks that could ward off burglars looking for a quick entry point.
Make Changes to Window Locks Throughout the Property
If you have recently moved into a new property, or you haven’t upgraded your home security systems in a few years, it might be best to make full changes to the locks on the windows and doors throughout your property. Sets of keys might have been provided to family members and friends, colleagues and work personnel by the previous owners, and although it is unlikely that these would be used to gain entry to your home, why take the risk if you are moving in? Making changes to the locks and adding sturdier locks in the process has a two-pronged effect on the security levels of your home. The first thing it does is provide you with peace of mind that you are the only person with a copy of a key to your home, whether a front door key or for windows and doors. Secondly, it ensures that you are installing the very latest in lock technology, acting as a deterrent and effective barrier against attempted entry into your home.
Home security should be at the forefront of every persons mind. Putting together security measures is an important task, and central to that is installing intelligent, strong window locks to add as both a deterrent and a barrier to forced entry.
Content written by Hannah Galloway