As a Local Emergency Locksmith, I often get called out to assist the Surrey Police in securing a property following a police raid, a break in or due to an incident of anti-social behaviour that has resulted in damage to property, compromising the security of a building.
A master key system makes it possible for authorised people to gain access to different parts of a building with only one key. It eliminates the need to carry around a heavy key chain as it can open many different locks.
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.
Burglaries are often opportunistic. An open window or a window which is clearly in disrepair will be like candy to a baby, so we highly recommend you give your windows and frames a health check each year to ensure they are giving you and your family the security and protection you need.
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.
Home security is a priority for all of us. We all want to feel safe in our own homes and it’s perfectly natural to take precautionary measures to protect your loved ones and valuables from unwanted intruders.