Free Security Tips from Fortress Locksmiths
We at Fortress Locksmiths believe that both visual and physical deterrents are the best solution in reducing the risk of burglary and enhancing the overall security of your home.
Fitting such deterrents is a one-off investment and need not cost a fortune.
In making your home secure it is important to ensure that you have the correct locks fitted to doors and windows and more importantly that they are the locks that your insurance company specifies. Additional locks and security products are always a good investment.
An intruder alarm is one of the best physical and visual deterrents there is. Whether you are fitting a wire-free or a pre-wired alarm system make sure the contractor is registered with The Private Security Authority and that all installations are fully compliant with EN 50131.
Choosing a security safe for the home or business can be confusing. There are so many manufacturing companies and sellers claiming that their product is the best. However, no matter what locking system you decide on, i.e. key electronic dial, it is best to insist on a security safe that has been independently tested against the threat of attack and fire.
GENERAL SECURITY TIPS
The following points give good advice for general day to day security measures.
- Ensure that all doors and windows are secure when leaving your property.
- Do not leave valuables such as laptops, games consoles, jewellery etc, in sight, through doors and windows.
- Keep car keys, wallets and handbags away from the front door. Secure them away when not in use in a drawer or cupboard for example.