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How to Secure Your Home Now

A house in the UK is broken into every 40 seconds. Homes that don’t have a security system are 2-3 times more likely to be burgled. Living in the suburbs? The risk is even greater!

With these alarming statistics, the reason to why you should secure your home is clear. By following certain practices that help in keeping your home safe and by using decent home security systems at your premises, you can make it extremely difficult for a burglar to break into your home, and by that prevent the next burglary.

According to recent crime statistics, in 30% of burglary cases the burglars enter through an unlocked door or window and in about 34% of those incidents they will enter through the front door. Here are some tips to on how to secure your home now:


Always make sure all of your doors and windows are locked at all times.


Be advised that some locks (e.g. uPVC mechanisms, nightlatch locks, etc) might seem as if they’re locked while in fact they are not.


To lock almost any type of lock you should turn a key inside it.


If you just shut the door behind you when leaving home and don’t actually use a key to lock the door, then the security of your house might still be compromised.

In 30% of burglary cases the burglars enter through an unlocked door or window.

Some lock systems have built-in mechanisms that will provide adequate protection. However, it is always recommended to use a key (or thumb-turn if you are inside) to lock your doors when they are not at sight. This is the first and the most important step in keeping your home protected. Once you’ve checked that off, you can move forward to look at other forms of security you can use to protect your property.

If you need to replace any locks in your property in Portsmouth Lock-on Security can help. I am a Top Three Rated locksmith in Portsmouth and carry a wide range of affordable, high security (BS3621) insurance approved locks. I will be able to advise you on the right lock for your particular door and provide a no-obligation quote. Give me a call on 07952 302102 or find me on Checkatrade.

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