Working with Redlocks Locksmiths to provide the optimal security for your home or office could be essential to your long term security and well being. Given that we value our clients, we offer additional lifestyle ideas that promote security.
1. Leave your outside lights on at night. If your neighborhood is dimly lit, ask your local authorities to add streetlights or replace existing bulbs with ones of higher wattage.
2. Invest and maintain reliable dead locks on doors and key operated window locks. These devices ward off burglary attempts.
3. Trim tall landscaping (i.e. hedges) to the height of your windowsills. Hedges provide hiding places for would-be burglars.
4. Install peepholes with magnifying lenses on your doors. This lets you see who’s at your door – without opening it.
5. Never leave notes on your door (i.e. for delivery man or members of family). This includes even when you’re at home.
6. Permanently mark your valuables to make it easier for the police to return them to you if they are stolen. National Insurance numbers and driver’s license numbers work best. Keep a record of marked objects.
7. Tune the stereo or TV to your favorite station when you leave the house. To a burglar it means that someone’s home.
8. Close and lock garage doors and sheds. Not only does this protect valuables stored there, it also prevents access to your house.
9. Park an additional car in your driveway or ask a neighbor to park there when away for an overnight trip. It gives the appearance that someone’s always home and prevents burglars from backing a van into the drive for easy loading.
10. If you leave a spare key outside, be creative. Burglars routinely check under flowerpots and welcome mats and on window ledges.
11. Ask a neighbour to collect newspapers and mail when you’re away. If you’ll be gone for an extended period, hire someone to take care of your lawn or even to housesit. Most important, make sure your neighbours know when you will leave and when you will return.
12. Team up with your neighbours and form a neighbourhood watch program. Your local police can help you get started.