15 pointers for your Home Security in Welwyn Garden City

We at Active lock centre in welwyn garden city wish to offer fifteen basic pieces of advice about the security of your home, based on the experience and knowledge of locksmiths:

  1. Consider changing all outside door locks when you move home
  2. Fit a BS3621 mortice lock to the front door
  3. Fit a 5-lever BS3621 mortice lock together with top- and bottom-operated bolts to side and back doors
  4. Fit appropriate locks to the top and bottom of French windows and patio doors
  5. Fit window locks to ground floor and upstairs windows
  6. Don’t leave door keys in visible or obvious places such as under the doormat
  7. Lock all your doors and windows when you go out
  8. Don’t leave ladders lying around
  9. Keep your sheds and outbuildings locked; burglars will use YOUR tools to gain access to YOUR house
  10. Close your curtains and leave a light on in the lounge and bedroom if you are going out for the evening
  11. Always activate your intruder alarm before you go out – many insurance companies will refuse to pay out if you are burgled and you did not activate an alarm
  12. Don’t leave curtains and blinds drawn during the day – they will attract burglars
  13. Cancel your milk and paper deliveries if you are going on holiday
  14. Ask a neighbour to remove any post or newspapers left showing in your letterbox
  15. Cut your lawn before you go on holiday.

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