Common home security mistakes to avoid
It can be easy to think “it won’t happen to me!” when hearing about break-ins and theft, but unfortunately, there’s no way to guarantee the safety of your home or business. Taking steps to protect your property against opportunists and thieves is absolutely essential to making your premises as secure as possible.
With this in mind, here are just a few common mistakes to avoid when dealing with matters of home security – and what you should do to keep your property secure.
Leaving doors and windows unlocked
This may be one of the simplest (yet most effective) security measures possible, but it’s surprising how many people forget to lock their doors or windows at night or when they’re leaving the house. Open doors and windows will do little to prevent unwanted guests from entering your property and will make it more difficult for the police to find the perpetrators. After all, with easy access to your home, criminals will be able to break in and slip away without a trace.
Sharing too much information
Telling anyone who will listen (online or in person) about your upcoming holiday may be fun at the time, but if this information reaches the wrong people, you may be giving them the green light to enter your home. Only tell people you trust when you plan to be away and make sure you never post this information on your social media accounts – you never know who may be watching.
Relying on poor security measures
You can’t put a price on your safety so don’t be caught out with cheap locks and fake security measures. These may save you money in the short term, but they’ll also leave your building vulnerable to thieves who will be able to force entry fairly easily. Fake security measures may deter criminals from entering your building, but they’ll do nothing to alert you to their presence if they decide to break in anyway. Repairing the damage caused by criminals and replacing stolen goods will cost you much more than good-quality security measures, so make sure you invest in the best.
Not updating your security measures
Even if you once installed the highest quality security measures, you’ll need to make sure to update them over time. Thieves and criminals are becoming smarter every day, so it simply isn’t enough to rely on good front door locks to keep your property safe. For extra protection, you should consider installing CCTV cameras, a sturdy safe for your valuables, and robust door deadlocks.
At Campbell & McGovern, expert locksmiths based in Liverpool and Wirral, we understand just how important home security measures are to keeping you and your belongings safe. That’s why we offer a wide range of high-quality security solutions, from CCTV systems to master key systems, alongside durable locks for wooden and aluminium doors. We also offer a wide range of locksmithing services, including emergency locksmithing, and are available for call out 24/7.
For more information about our range of locksmithing and security solutions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of professionals today.