09 Mar Secure Your Property with Anti-Snap Locks.
In the UK, burglary decreased significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent national lockdowns; however, sadly those figures increased dramatically once the lockdown was lifted. Reports suggest there were more than 267,000 burglaries reported in the UK in 2021.
More than half of burglars gain entry through the front door of a house, and 1 in 7 burglars gain enter a home through an unlocked door; so, how can you reduce the risk of burglary?
Not all security measures cost money to implement, here is a list of preventative measures you can action right now, for free.
- Double lock all doors and check them before leaving the property.
- Make sure all valuables are out of sight.
- If you have a cat flap or letterbox built into your door, make sure that handbags, keys, and other valuables are out of sight, a burglar could easily access these with a hook.
- At night, close curtains and keep the lights on so burglars know the house is occupied.
- If you have a burglar alarm, make sure you use it.
- If you have a side gate, shed or garage, make sure they’re locked with robust locks.
One of the most effective ways of preventing the entry of a burglar is to have an anti-snap lock installed. Around 30% of burglaries are committed by criminals snapping the lock of a door. The snapping technique involves breaking the locks cylinder at the weakest point, this exposes a vital part of the locking mechanism. LockFit can supply and fit anti-snap locks and cylinders made by Ultion; as well as being approved by the police and achieving the highest Kitemark star rating, Ultion is tested by locksmiths with the Master Locksmith Association and is accredited with their highest standard. If a burglary takes place within 5 years of an Ultion lock being fitted and entry was achieved by snapping, Ultion will pay you £1000!
Having a secure home is vital to protect your possessions for potential burglary; if you’re concerned about your home security, LockFit offer a free home security survey. In the home security survey, we’ll advise you on the best burglary prevention measures, any products recommended will be British Standard Approved to give you extra peace of mind.
LockFit pride themselves in being specialists in UPVC multi-point door and window locks. Including fault findings, adjustments, realignments, and repairs. LockFit work on a large variety of doors. Including, UPVC, wooden, composite, garage doors, conservatories, sliding patio doors. LockFit supply, fit, change, and repair a wide variety of locks
So, whether you need your locks changing, have been burgled, experiencing door or window closing problems, locked out or even locked in, contact us today by finding your nearest locksmith or calling us on 0800 210 1010