As reported on the Crime Prevention Site recently, if you are unfortunate enough to be burgled then research suggests that you are very likely to be the victim of another burglary in the time period immediately following the original crime. The reasons for this can be wide and varied, however some possible explanations are as follows …
- The thieves are aware of security weaknesses at your property, enabling easier access to your home.
- Criminals will be aware of items being replaced after an insurance claim has been completed and sadly, available to be stolen again.
- Similar properties on your street will have security risks that are alike, for example shared side entrances, open space adjoining the rear of the properties, homes sharing the same front door, for example a blocks of flats etc.
How can you improve your home security?
There are many things that can be done to improve your property’s chances of not being burgled. Alexandra Locksmiths offer security advice and you can view that information here as well as by reading the articles on our blog. We also offer no obligation home security checks to ensure that you are informed of all the necessary security improvements you could make and it is then entirely your decision as to how many of the improvements you chose to make. Examples of some of the changes available to your property are …
- Updating your locks to a more secure version.
- Having window and/or door security grilles installed.
- Install an access control system to your home/business premises.
- Install a home safe in order to protect smaller, high value items.
- For uPVC doors, consider having high security locks fitted.
By no means is this an exhaustive list of all the services we offer but if you need help regarding any security issues at your home or place of work then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Alexandra Locksmiths would like to thank all of our existing clients for their custom throughout 2014 and wish all of our customers a very happy and healthy 2015!
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