If the entrance to your home is below street level and concealed from view, it can cause security issues as intruders will have a degree of privacy when they check out your property.
Fortunately, there are a number of different ways you can improve the security of your basement flat.
From door and window locks to alarms and access systems, all your traditional home security products are being reinvented with the use of current technologies.
Wireless smart door locks are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a whole new level of convenience. You don’t need a key; you can just use your smartphone or enter a PIN. Some smart locks even automatically unlock your door as you walk up – great for when you’ve got your hands full.
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.