1 Update your locks
Installing certain approved lock types can reduce your home insurance premium. This is because they’re the safest and the most likely to prevent burglars from gaining entry into your home. Some burglars become familiar with certain locks, and have developed methods to defeat them. So it’s important to have modern, professionally fitted locks. Our guide on approved locks provides more information. If you have any doubts, contact Lock-on Security, a qualified and experienced locksmith in Portsmouth, for more information and advice.
2 Secure your windows
The same rule applies for windows — if you can prove to your insurer that your windows are secure, you may be able to get a more affordable insurance quote. But to ensure your home is safe, you must remember to lock your windows whenever you leave the house.
3 Hide valuables
Make sure you store valuables, such as jewellery, tablets and other gadgets out of sight as they can attract opportunistic thieves – and burglars aren’t known for resisting temptation. You might also want to consider investing in a safe; an MLA-approved locksmith can supply and install one to meet your needs.