This should be common knowledge. Keeping your home safe doesn’t have to be a burden on your pocket. Even if protecting your family is something that you would do no matter the cost (because some things are more important than money), you should know that there are simple and cost-effective ways to keep your loved ones safe – and that your local locksmith can definitely do for you at a reasonable cost.
Because we care about our clients at UK Locksmiths, we want to inform you about the simple and cheap security alternatives a locksmith can provide, so you don’t spend more than you should on something that is a basic need (and right).
Here are some tips and tricks that your London Locksmiths can help with, so you don’t spend a fortune on expensive (and sometimes unnecesary) security systems:
1) Change your locks frequently
This is something you need to know about locks. They should to be replaced from time to time, and there are too many reasons why. Losing your keys, or feeling like your apartment building lacks security is not what psychologists would simply call “paranoia”; it is a real preocupation all rational human beings have at least once in their lifetime.
Also, you shouldn’t simplify the matter and assume you’re just “too worried” about things you can’t control. Bad scenarios arise, and these can sometimes put us in real danger. For example, your lock may be broken or your lock is too old and rusty. This is something that can allow even worst things to happen. And, whatever the reason why you’re worried about your safety, it is always important that you make sure the lock is replaced frequently by your locksmith, who can do it at a low cost and in a secure manner.
2) Reinforce your windows and gates
Secure locks are just as important on windows and gates as they are on your door. Suppose you only keep your door secured, but neglect to secure your windows and gates. Isn’t this the perfect scenario for a burglar? It could be the worst-case scenario for you –yet it would a best-case scenario for them!
But, don’t fret! A locksmith can definitely help you with this, and at a fraction of the cost of a security alarm system. If you happen to live in the London area, we (UK Locksmiths) can help you with the repair, replacement and installment of locks on both, windows and gates, so that your property is completely safe. We’re expert security consultants, and we are creative when it comes to providing much needed – yet cheap – home and business security solutions to our clients.
3) Add door stops
Adding a high-quality deadbolt at each entry is a great choice if your door only has a handle lock, which is an easy thing for a crook to open, with just a credit card and the will to break into your home.
However, deadbolts require a key (on the outside) and use a thumb latch (on the inside). After UK Locksmiths install the deadbolts, you should reinforce the installation by substituting longer screws for the ones provided by the manufacturer. That way, your doors will be secured to the door opening that is in the wall.
And, did you know your door’s weakest point is around the lock? Still, there’s a cheap solution that we can help with: adding a door reinforcement plate. It will make the zones around your lock more secure (and make it harder for robbers to exploit your door’s most vulnerable point).
You see? You don’t need to spend a fortune on your home’s security. It’s just a matter of asking your local locksmith for advise on the matter. Don’t be shy to ask your locksmith about cheaper and more cost-effective ways to keep your family safe. We are lock and key professionals, and we’re here to help you with your home (or business) security needs.
If you currently live in London and need a local locksmith to assist you with the installation of these simple, cost-effective security solutions, call us at 0800 193 1123. We will be there to help you in 30 minutes or less!
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