Recently, burglary rates have increased across the country. As such, it may be time to re-evaluate your security system. Locks are the most fundamental part of any home security strategy. But do your locks all work correctly? Do you know exactly who may have a copy of your keys? Are all of your prized possessions locked away so they aren’t easily accessible? These are the things that you need to start asking yourself. If the answer is no to any of them, then it’s time to call our locksmiths in Northampton for help.
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There are many other ways you can defend your property from the threat of burglary. One of the best ways to keep track of valuables is to register them on – www.immobilise.com – the free national property database. This can help you identify your property and get it back to you if someone steals it. In addition, purchasing a small safe to secure into a wall in your home is the perfect place to stash important things. This includes items like passports, personal information, deeds, documents, jewellery and any cash that you may have. People will have to know the combination to then access this. So, your items are kept secure even in the event of a break-in.
Burglars often snap locks or gain entry to a property through unsecured doors and windows. This can happen with cylinder locks, mostly the older and more outdated designs. We would advise that if you have this type of locking system in place and it’s old, you should look into replacing them. For those of you who are unsure, ask us. Our knowledgeable locksmiths in Northampton be able to advise you about replacing and updating your locks.
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A new type of cylinder lock that meets a new standard (TS007) is around. So, they are still able to snap but they do not allow access without a key. This prevents any possible manipulation of the system. Call us at TMN today for further information and we’ll be happy to help you secure your property.