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Are Your Locks British Standard?
For a lock to be British Standard, they must have gone through strict testing to ensure they are strong, secure and durable. Any lock that is British Standard will have the Kitemark on the face.
Non BSA locks can easily be broken or unlocked which compromises your home’s security. British Standard locks are required for Home Insurance purposes.
Never Leave Spare Keys in Obvious Places
Having a spare key lying around is great if you are locked out. However, intruders are aware of the most obvious places such as underneath welcome mats or flowerpots.
Rather than hiding a key close to your property, give it to a trusted neighbour, friend or family member.
Having timers set when you’re away from home for a period tricks passers-by into thinking your home is occupied. These are also highly beneficial during darker evenings and there is a wide range of timers available.
Keep Your Windows & Doors Locked
We know it sounds obvious, but it is important to keep your windows and door locked. Most intruders will gain entry through an unlocked door or window. Make sure all your doors and windows are locked at night and when you go out.
This is one of the most effective home security tips as an unlocked door can impact your insurance claim.
Here at Chelmsford Lock & Safe Company, we offer wide range of services. To ensure your home is secure, our service is prompt, reliable and competitively priced. Some of the services we offer include:
- Emergency Callouts
- UPVC Lock Repairs
- Burglary Prevention
- Key Cutting