There are many different ways to secure your home from theft and burglary. Depending on your security needs, many of these are inexpensive and easy to do. Whether you are looking to upgrade your home security or starting fresh, we can help. At Lockworks Unlimited, we know how to secure your home right the first time. Better yet, we come to you and assess your security needs personally. That way we can install a system that is right for you. We want to give you the peace of mind you need to know that your property and family are safe from burglary.
Facts About Burglaries
On average, a burglary occurs every 23 seconds in the United States. The 2017 crime statistics from the FBI showed that burglaries are the second most frequent crime just behind larceny-theft. This means that the majority of us will become victims of a burglary at some point in our lives.
Did you know that the majority of burglaries happen in the middle of the day? The most common time for a burglary is between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. This is because burglars know that most people work during the day. They also know that they can walk around neighborhoods and apartment complexes without raising suspicion during the day.
Burglaries are also more likely to occur in the summer months. Between June and August, the number of burglaries rises 10 percent. It is also the time when many families choose to go away on summer vacation. This makes it a perfect time for burglars to strike.
How to Secure Your Home in Three Easy Steps
Step One: Secure Your Doors
Your doors are the easiest way for thieves to enter your property. A hollow door is light enough for burglars to kick in. Also, old locks are easy to pick quickly. Finally, if you have a mail slot, this may give burglars an easy entry into your home. The best way to secure your home is to start by securing your doors. Change the locks out and install fresh, new locks. Get new keys made as well. This will reduce the number of people who may already have access to your home. If you have a sliding door, secure these doors with a simple safety bar in the interior floor track. At Lockworks Unlimited, we can also install a floor bolt or foot lock for additional security.
Step Two: Landscape
Burglars like to hide in dark, overgrown shrubs and bushes. To make it less inviting, landscape your property well. Reduce any dense bushes and shrubs that may hide potential thieves. Install lighting in the garden and around the property. Motion sensor lighting near the garage and the back door can help deter criminal activity. Use solar-powered lights for a less expensive and easy solution. Finally, if you are able, build a fence. A fence will make your yard less inviting because it is more difficult to escape quickly.
Step Three: Install a Security System
A home security system can give you more advanced security. These systems are relatively simple for a trained professional to install. You can choose a basic alarm system or one that comes with security cameras. Cameras with mobile apps can allow you to view footage of your property and loved ones at any time. You can also get systems that monitor your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide levels. You can configure a security system that is best for your life and your budget.
Contact Our Bay Area Locksmiths Today
Protecting your home from burglary is important. Your family and your belongings need security and safety every minute of the day. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your home and safeguard your loved ones. Our skilled professional locksmiths can tell you how to secure your home. We are available 24/7 to assist you with all of your security needs. To learn more, call us at (650) 379-6939 or fill out our confidential contact form for more information. We offer professional locksmith services for your home, business, auto and more. We protect the things that matter to you most. It is what we do. Call us today.