Securing your home becomes very easy by following the five tips in this blog. Unfortunately, nowadays, it is almost impossible to close the door behind you or hide the key under the doormat. The number of burglaries is considerably higher than 20 years ago, but fortunately, it has become easier to secure your home.
OUR SECURITY TIPS
Our security tips below will help you quickly make your home burglar-proof. Read on to find out how to deter burglars.
TIP 1: SECURE THE FRONT DOOR
The first tip is to secure your front door properly. Never close the door behind you, but lock it when you leave or go to sleep at night. It also doesn’t hurt to check your front door for any forcing or pinball attempts (opening the door with a pass). Do you see traces of a burglary attempt? Let the police know so they are aware and can improve the safety of your neighborhood. Also, it is essential to place properly certified locks on your front door. That way, you are also better insured against burglary.
TIP 2: SECURE THE BACK DOOR
Don’t forget to secure your back door next to your front door. The same applies here: only place properly certified locks on your door. Because a back door often opens outwards and has hinges outside, this is an easier target for burglars. We, therefore, recommend that you install security claws (also called security pins). It is a cheap and easy way to reduce the risk of burglary.
TIP 3: SECURE THE WINDOWS
Windows are also an easy target for burglars. For example, you can place security claws in front of opening windows. We advise you to install only certified window closures. Think of snap closures with a push-button or key lock. When it comes to securing windows, two locks always provide better security than one lock.
TIP 4: OUTDOOR LIGHTING
Placing good outdoor lighting is an easy solution to deter burglars. Burglaries almost always happen at night because it is less likely that the burglars will be caught. If you properly light your house when it is dark, the burglars will prefer to bypass your home. A good option is to place lighting with a motion sensor to become apparent when someone is walking around your house quickly.
TIP 5: SECURITY CAMERAS AND ALARM SYSTEMS
Installing security cameras and alarm systems may not be the cheapest option, but it is the most effective. Most cameras and alarms can now be controlled via an app. It will notify you on your phone when the systems are turned on. There are even security systems that immediately switch on the emergency center so that you do not have to contact the police yourself. A doorbell with video and voice function is also an excellent way to protect your front door from uninvited guests. Have your house secured by the specialists of ADP Locksmiths. We visit you for burglary prevention advice. We check all doors, windows, and locks for safety and advise based on the PKVW standard.