As October is National Home Security Month, we are supporting this campaign by providing some advice and guidance on how to conduct your own security check this month. It is also advised to annually check your home and contents insurance policies are still valid and are providing as much cover as you think they are.
The door frame is often overlooked as a potential security weakness, but a door is only as strong as its frame.
A solid oak front door is likely to make you feeling secure because who can break in through an oak door, especially if it has a 5 lever mortice deadlock or a similar locking device which complies with BS3621.
These days, most people use their garage not just for car storage, but also as a place to keep many other valuable items such as pedal bikes, power tools, garden furniture and kitchen appliances, so making sure your garage door locks and windows are providing adequate protection from unwanted intruders is really important.
The crime rates for house burglary in Surrey is thankfully relatively low when compared to figures for anti-social behaviour and drug crime for the last 12 months, but this is still 5,218 burglaries too many. So what can you do to make your property more secure, to not only prevent a burglar gaining access to the inside of the property, but to also deter unwanted intruders from even considering making your home their next target?
If you live in Hampshire, Berkshire or Surrey, you are lucky to be living in one of the lowest crime rate areas in the UK, communities where burglaries are thankfully well-below the national average. However, don’t become too complacent. Check your lock mechanisms now and again, and take a few precautions to give you peace of mind and help to keep your home secure at all times.