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Monday, June 22, 2015

London Locksmiths Give Some Basic Security Tips

Effectively securing your home from robbers doesn’t need to be hard. All it requires is some basic measures. Here are a few tips on how to do that.

Windows

All windows, even skylights and bathroom fanlights, require functional locks that fit well because clever muggers would slip through any opening larger than the human head. Useful options for easy-access windows, or those more prone to breakage, are security wrought-iron grilles and laminated glass; if the windows serve as fire escapes, though, don’t use either.

If your windows are of the louvre type, the slats are the most vulnerable, easily removable parts. You can glue them into place, and install a special louvre lock for complete protection.

Doors

All doors have to be locked at all times, with the frames and other components kept in good condition. Wooden doors are safer if constructed with a solid thickness of at least 44mm, and fitted with a five-lever mortise deadlock outside and mortise bolts at the top and bottom. To make this stronger, hire a trusted locksmith to install a steel strip plating on its frame and around the lock.

If you have glass-panelled doors, replace them with laminated material or add a special film to prevent easy breakage. Place bolts in the door hinges and tighten with durable screws. To help you with this, leading locksmith firms can send you an MLA-licensed and experienced specialist, even in the middle of the night.

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