Monday, May 18, 2015

Plugging the Gaps at Home

Your home is where you should feel safest. That assumption can be put to the test, however, whenever criminal elements attempt to break into your property. Fortunately, most London locksmiths have experience in more than just installing or fixing locks; they can also look over your home’s defences to see if they are up to snuff.

Home Lock Security Tips to Keep in Mind

You would do everything in your power to keep your home protected, so the locks you place on your door should help you achieve that goal. Here are some home lock security tips to keep in mind.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Home Security Lapses to Avoid

Some people may say home is where the heart is, and advances in technology help protect the place from break-ins; however, even with the most advanced technologies provided by London locksmiths, homeowners may have lapses that leave the place wide open. You can avoid that nightmare with some simple tips:
Having Hidden Keys
If you don’t want to deal with shuffling around for your keys in the middle of the night, having a key under your mat is the next best thing, right? However, expect that this will actually be the very first thing a burglar will be looking for.

Discretion is the Key… Literally

It is the responsibility of every homeowner to never leave the house without a key, especially if they are living alone. When the unthinkable happens, the homeowner may be forced to break in.
That’s why it pays to have spare keys made by a certified locksmith in London. Yet, one spare key won’t be enough, particularly if you bring it along because it would be easy to misplace or lose it. Try to have a couple more keys made and place some in the most inconspicuous places in your front yard. The following places, based on a survey, are NOT the best hiding spots:
Garden gnomes

Friday, May 8, 2015

London Locksmiths: Can Old Safety Tricks Still Keep Burglars Away?

It’s that time of the year again when school is out and the beach beckons, a season for out-of-town vacations and gatherings. During this season, families would be out of their houses, making it a perfect opportunity for burglars to pilfer through your house for valuables and personal belongings. To prevent this from happening, homeowners are advised to strengthen their home’s security by placing several burglar deterrents around the house. Some deterrents are pretty much working, but some may be ineffective. Experienced locksmiths in London list down the following tricks that appear to ward off intruders but are really encouraging them to proceed with their dark deeds.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tips from a London Locksmith: Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

In several weeks, summer will finally be here. With the warmer weather and with school off for the summer, more families would be taking the opportunity to leave town for a day or two or to take a weeklong vacation. Before planning your summer vacation, it’s imperative to plan the security of your home, since your days away make for a perfect opportunity for burglars to nick things in your house. With the help of an expert London locksmith, you can protect your home from intruders while you’re away on vacation.