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New Year, New Home Security!

Still undecided on your New Year’s resolutions for 2021? Your home security for this year, and beyond, should be at the top of your list!

A burglary can happen to any of us, at any time. However, most burglaries can be prevented by taking important steps to ensure your home is safe and secure. Take a look at our home security tips.

Lock all your doors and windows

Now, it may sound obvious but it’s a necessity that all of your doors and windows are locked, even if they’re not easily accessible.

Even if you’re just nipping out to get a pint of milk from the local shop, it’s crucial that your house is left secure and you remember to lock any back or side entrances to your property too.

If fully locking up your house isn’t already part of your daily routine when you go out, add this to your list of resolutions for 2021!

Hide your valuables

It may be tempting to keep all your favourite presents and other valuables items out on display after the Christmas period, however this should be avoided. Keep your valuables hidden away, particularly so they can’t be easily seen through your windows and doors. Remember to never leave valuables in your car and securely store outdoor gadgets, toys and other items, rather than simply leaving them out in your garden.

You can also install a security safe inside your home for important documents, passports or sentimental jewellery. 

Tackle the quick fixes

Do you have a broken window at the rear of your house you’ve been meaning to fix for a while? Or perhaps a faulty outside security light that could do with some TLC. 2021 is the time to fix anything that you have been putting off for a while to improve your home security.

When it comes to the security of your home, it’s worth taking the time to deal with these quick fixes for your peace of mind.

Key safes

With a new year and a fresh start, now is also good time to hide your spare key in a new place. Remember to avoid places such as under your door mat, under a plant pot or above a door ledge as these are some of the first places a burglar would look.

A much safer alternative would be to install a key safe. Key safes are robust and durable so you can be sure your keys will be protected from both intruders and the elements. As a precaution, they should be kept out of sight from the road, however if you opt for a 4-digit code, there’s still 10,000 possible combinations making this a popular security solution.

Woman holding house keys outside of her securely locked home

Security lights

Installing outside security lights with sensors is a great way to light up your house and deter burglars that target the dark to strike.

Security lighting can be particularly effective when the lighting is positioned to illuminate the entrances to your house.

Here at Fort Locks, we offer a range of security upgrades and other domestic locksmith services in St Albans so you can have peace of mind that your home is safe and secure. For more information or advice about our security solutions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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