Why and when should you have your windows boarded up?
Whether it’s for your residential or commercial property, boarding up your windows can help prevent some unfortunate incidents, be they security or safety-oriented.
Secure windows that have already been tampered with
Protect the property in extreme weather
Accidental damage to property
Issues associated with crime
Emergency and preventative boarding up can offer security against criminal incidents as it provides:
- A visible deterrent to other criminals.
- A solid barrier preventing further break-in or trespass.
- Additional security against wilful vandalism, as timber boards can be installed using anti-tamper screws.
Although it can be argued that the value of boarding up a property after incidences of an attempted or actual break-in or vandalism might be negligible, it’s a preventative action to stop the situation from worsening.
It can also make a difference to your liability when it comes to insurance claims as many insurers only payout for claims where there is evidence of forced entry. So, if you’re aware of a broken window or previously forced lock but don’t take action before another criminal enters or anti-social crimes occur, then your claim may not be successful – you may even be liable if an ensuing crime (such as arson) causes a public safety situation.
Get prepared today – entrust your emergency home or commercial boarding up service to Lock-On Security
If you’ve got a broken window in Portsmouth, or have suffered accidental damage to your property and need a local locksmith in Portsmouth who offers an emergency boarding up service, then get in touch with Chris today: 07952302102. We offer a quick and reliable boarding up service to commercial and domestic customers 24 hours a day.