Improve Your Home Security by Understanding How Burglars Think

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Sometimes, the easiest way to improve your home security and prevent break-ins is to learn how burglars think. That might not be a pleasant thought, but if it can keep your loved ones and possessions safe, it’s worth the effort.

Still, that’s easier said than done. It’s not like any of you have the mindset of a criminal.

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Well, we’ve decided to help you out with some basic pointers. Here are certain methods modern burglars like to use to get in your home: 

They Tend to Exploit the Garage Door

It’s not just about not leaving your garage door open when you are not in the garage. It’s also about making sure it is properly secured.

Unfortunately, many homeowners rely on their electric garage door openers.

While those tools might seem capable of offering quality home security, they are not the best solution. That’s because burglars have found ways to exploit them nowadays. 

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Instead, we recommend outfitting your home with some strong padlocks or deadbolts. Another good idea would be to change the lock every once in a while.

That’s something we can actually help you with.

They Stay Away from Marked Items

Ever heard of an electric engraving pen? You can use that to mark your possessions. You don’t have to do anything too special. Something like your phone number is enough.

Why would you do something like this? Because it makes it less likely that burglars would try to steal the items. That’s because selling off marked items is almost impossible to do.

Of course, this kind of method should only be used as a last resort. That’s because the main idea is to make sure burglars don’t get into your home.

Still, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. 

They Rely on You Not Being Well-Acquainted with Your Home Security System

Let’s face it. Many homeowners outfit their homes with a security system, but they don’t take the time to learn exactly how it works.

That causes alarms to go off all the time.

Not only does that annoy your neighbours, but it also gets them used to your alarm going off in the middle of the night.

What you want instead is to have neighbours who immediately call the police when they hear an alarm going off. 

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The best solution, in this case, is to get a smart alarm, as it is easy to install and use.

Fortunately for you, you won’t have to look far in this case. That’s because smart alarms are also our domain. The products we have in stock offer numerous features. They:

  • Are reliable, with statistics showing that 60% of burglars wouldn’t go near a home with a smart alarm
  • Can be operated with both iOS and Android smartphones
  • Are very user-friendly. You will have no trouble learning how they work
  • Can send a visual image of what exactly triggered the alarm straight to your phone

You can also go that extra mile and invest in some smart locks as well. 

They’ll bring you one step closer to owning a smart home, and they’ll keep you and your loved ones safe. Home security will no longer be something that will keep you up at night.

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Door Repairs – Some Common Problems and How to Fix Them

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A Worn Key

Doors are an essential part of any home.  They help to keep us protected from unwanted visitors such as burglars and also help to keep the warm air in and cold air out.  Most entry doors (or exterior doors such as front or back doors) also have integrated security ranging from basic rim cylinder (‘night latch’) type locks to more secure multi point locking systems.

Some doors have a combination of these such as a rim cylinder and a mortice lock for ‘dead-bolting’ the door.  Doors provide us with much needed security and it’s easy to take them for granted until something goes wrong and they need repairing.

Unfortunately door repairs are a common fact of life and at some point you may need to call in an expert to help you with yours.  In the meantime, learn about the most common door faults, how you can help to prevent them from occurring and what to do when things go wrong.

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Key Lock Questions

You mightn’t think that there is a lot that you need to know about locks. There are, however, numerous things that you need to consider, from what locks to install to what you should do about the locks of a new home. Read this and make yourself a little wiser on some of the key questions about locks.

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