Our Security Survey Focus
Lock Standards and External Doors: The First Line of Defense
Doors are more than just entry and exit points; they’re the immediate barriers between your property and potential intruders. Our locksmiths don’t just check if they’re locked; they consider the material, the frame’s strength, the lock’s quality, and even the visibility from the street. While British Standard locks are often a requirement for insurance, we believe in going beyond the minimum. We’ll identify the type and quality of your locks and recommend upgrades that offer enhanced protection against modern breaking techniques.
Window Security: Overlooked but Critical
Windows, especially those on the ground floor or near flat surfaces, can be easy access points. We assess the variety of glass, the strength of latches, and the overall integrity of the window frame. Plus, we provide recommendations on additional security measures, such as security film or reinforced glass.
Enhancing Your Security: Recommendations to Consider
Door Viewers and Chains: A Simple Yet Effective Measure
In an age of digital doorbells and cameras, the traditional peephole and door chain still have a vital role. They offer a quick and reliable way to verify a visitor’s identity, ensuring you never open your door to a potential threat.
Outbuilding Security: Keeping Your Shed Or Garage Safe And Secure
Garages, sheds, and other outbuildings often house valuable items, from tools to bicycles. Beyond their value, these items can be used to access your main property. Take a look at your shed and think how you would break in. It’s worth having a good padlock on the door with no exposed screws. Pay attention to hinges, as these are sometimes easily removable. If you have windows, these could be vulnerable unless secured with wire mesh or grills. Keep it locked at all times. We underline the importance of robust locks, motion-activated lighting, and alarm systems for these often-neglected spaces.