It's October and its national home security week.
Here are a few tips and stats on home security.
Did you know 62% of burglaries take place at night?! Dark nights mean light fingers so please make sure your home is secured properly as the dark nights approach.
Upgrading the locks is easy and cost effective. External timber door mortice/nightlatch locks should be British standard. BS3621
PVC or composite door lock cylinders should meet the TS007 3 star standard to prevent the lock being snapped.
Did you know 71% of homes still don't have a working burglar alarm. Alarms are a visual deterrent and stats show approx 60% of burglaries on homes with them are unsuccessful.
Sounds simple, but the most inexpensive way is to use the locks. 73% of burglars enter by a door and in 3% the door wasn't locked!!
Moving house? Change the locks straight away!! Think - are you confident the previous owners gave all their keys back. Have neighbours or tradesman still got keys???
Consider getting a home safe for jewellery, small electronics etc. But make sure it is bolted securely to a floor or wall.
Use weatherproof padlocks for sheds and outbuildings. Anchor locks are a good way to padlock expensive items that are inside the shed/outbuilding.
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