27 Feb NECESSITY FOR SECURITY DOORS FOR FLATS
Statistics show that 40% of burglaries in England and Wales were due to doors being forced open. This can be a daunting experience when it happens to you. However, one of the most important things is to make it very difficult for the burglar to enter your flat. A secure door is a deterrent to a would-be burglar. The more time the burglar takes in trying to break in, the higher his chances at getting caught. In addition, it will give you peace of mind, can help save your life and protect your property. Therefore, it is wise to consider securing your home through some of the following pointers
- Secure your existing door
- Work on your locks, hardware and fittings
- Look at security door sets
- Use of restricted keys
- Partnering with neighbors to keep the main door locked
Secure your existing door
You may be thinking that in order to secure your home, you will require to pull down your door and install another one. Not too fast! All is not lost, go round and visit your local hardware store and get some advice on how best to secure your existing door. It is important to get a renowned locksmith who will advise on the type of lock you have on your door and various avenues you can approach in order to improve your door.
Work on your locks, hardware and fittings
Once you have started to secure your door, it is time to get into door locks, hardware and fittings. Do not get overwhelmed or carried away by the numerous options on display for you or the fancy styles on display. The key thing to remember is that your security comes first. You may be advised to go along with an experienced locksmith who will not charge you for time taken out!
Enhanced security door sets
If you find that you cannot do anything about your existing door (maybe it is too old) or you are interested in a door upgrade, it is time to shop for a new door. Make sure that in addition to style it serves the purpose of securing your home and it has the features that you would like in terms of security like peep hole, intercoms and door bells.
Use of restricted Keys
One way of keeping the burglars out is choosing an authorised locksmith to purchase locks that use restricted keys. The advantage of this is that the restricted keys can only be cut by an authorised locksmith and they are required to show proof of identification a letter of authority. This ensures that the locksmith is genuine and can be relied upon for professional work.
Partnering with the neighbors and the apartment block security to keep the main door locked
When you have made sure that your home is secure, the next step is to engage your neighbors to keep the main door of the flats closed and secure. The apartment block security should endeavor to install intercoms for each household and invest in a secure main door makes it very difficult for unauthorised people to pass through. These are some of the steps one can make to ensure that your safety and your home is secure from would-be burglars and keeps them out.