25 Jul Secure Your Home This Summer
5 Tips to Ensure Your Home is Secure Whilst You’re Away this Summer
Going away this summer? Make sure your home is secure so that you can relax with no worries. On average in the UK the most burglaries happen in these summer months, as generally people aren’t home as much, for instance in July 2021 there were 17,274 burglaries alone!
Here are some tips to make sure your home is secure this summer:
Keep an eye on your home through cameras, we offer both the installation of ring doorbells and ERA smart home systems at LockFit to ensure the ultimate home security. Meaning that you can watch over your entire property from your phone, tablet or PC from wherever you are whether that’s day to day at work or whilst you’re relaxing on holiday! We can install them and set them to do motion-triggered recording or alert you to someone pressing your doorbell, you’ll know about whoever has been near your home. Many of these smart devices now also offer two-way audio so that you can speak to whomever is at your door too! Check out the systems we offer here.
2.Visible Burglar Alarm
From recent surveys, visible home security has been known to deter up to 71% of burglars from entering your property. Some home insurers even offer a discount on approved alarms, just another small plus to securing your home!
3.Making sure all doors and windows are locked before you leave
This seems obvious, but there’s no harm in the reminder. Making sure that all of your windows and doors are closed and the locks are all working and are up to standard is essential! We specialise in uPVC window and door locking systems, if you notice any of your multi-point locking systems beginning to fail give us a call and we can repair and replace any and all locking systems. Find out what to look out for to see if your uPVC system is beginning to fail, here.
Having automatic lights over your driveway and garden could help to deter any unwanted guests from entering your property by making them more visible. Currently on the market there are movement sensor lights and timer lights that you can set to turn on at different times whilst you’re away. They are available for both indoor and outdoor use. We do recommend indoor timer lights as this may help to trick a burglar into thinking someone is home.
To ensure your home is secure, why not book in for our free security check. This is a service we offer where we will do a survey and advise you on any burglary prevention measures that we believe you could take to help keep your home secure.
Often our LockFit locksmiths have to regularly attend to the aftermath of burglaries, so why not try and prevent the burglaries by ensuring your home is as secure as it can be. Call us today to get a quote or book your free home security check and get to know your local LockFit locksmith!