Tips For Keeping Your House Secure
Out and About Locksmith Canberra, for today’s blog post, are giving you some tips on how to keep your house secure. Some of these tips are probably ones you’ve thought of but haven’t done. Or, you may not have thought of them at all.
The first tip is to never hide your spare key close to where your door lock is. Back in the olden days, it was safe to leave the door unlocked or hide the key under the doormat. Some other options were in a pot plant, under a rock or somewhere else within close proximity. This is a very bad idea. If you absolutely must hide a key somewhere, try and make it as far away from the front door as possible, and well hidden. Just don’t forget where you put it! Another option is to give the spare to a trusted friend/neighbour or relative.
The second tip is if you need to hire a locksmith in Canberra or anywhere else, make sure you choose a reputable one. Choosing the first person who advertises on Gumtree/Facebook or the like could possibly put your security at risk.
The best kind of lock to have on your external doors is definitely a deadlock. Preferably one that also requires a key to open it as well. This is important if there is a window near the door that could be smashed to unlock the deadbolt from the inside. Along with a deadlock, you want your external doors to be extremely solid. A lock won’t do much if the actual door itself can be broken with a well-aimed boot or implement.
The last tip is always get all new keys and locks when you buy a house. While it would be ideal to do this when you rent, you would need permission from the landlord and it could be a frequent and/or expensive job for a short-term period.
We hope this has given you some ideas on how to keep things more secure. Feel free to contact us with any enquiries about the services we offer!