First for Locks – Security Tips
Security Tips | First for Locks
When you move into a new home, change all the door locks immediately. Other people may have keys that fit. Many burglaries are carried out by thieves who have keys shortly after new people move into a property.
Make It Difficult For The Burglar
Most burglaries are carried out by opportunist thieves. In two out of ten burglaries, they don’t even have to use force – they get in through an open door or window. First for Locks can fit strong locks to your doors and windows. Make sure you always keep them fully locked! If you are replacing or fitting new doors and windows, get ones that are certified to British Standard BS7950 (windows) or PAS 24-1 (doors).
If your front and back doors are not secure, neither is your home. Two-thirds of burglars gain entry through a door. First for Locks recommend installing a five lever mortice lock (kite marked BS3621) to all your outside wooden doors including french doors.
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All Types of Locks
If you are interested in having your locks on your home or business upgraded to snap-safe locks:
Deadbolt Locks – These should be installed on every entry door to your property. If this is not the case at your property, then give us a call and one of our locksmiths in Leeds will come and install them for you.
Snap Safe/ Anti Snap Locks – In Norwich it is incredibly common for burglars to use the lock snapping technique to quickly and easily gain entry to someone’s home. If you have UPVC or composite doors and you don’t already have snap safe locks installed, then it is strongly recommended that you address this as soon as possible. Here at Firstforlocks Locksmiths we only fit the best quality snap safe locks to people’s homes and businesses .We always have snap safe locks in stock so can supply and fit the locks on the same day as you call.
Door Hinges – If the hinges to your external doors on your property are located on the outside then it would be worth having the door removed and the hinges relocated to the inside of the door, this will not only discourage and potential intruders but also make it a lot more difficult for them to get in!
Window Locks – Every window in your Norwich home or business should have a working window lock installed. If your windows don’t have locks then they will need to have locks installed, this is not only for home security it is also a requirement set by most insurance providers. If you do have window locks installed but they are faulty or you don’t have the keys to them then you should contact Firstforlocks today to come and repair or replace the locks for you. We can also easily fit either new handles with integrated locks to any windows that don’t have locks or fit a new lock to existing handles to better improve your home security measures