Why You Shouldn’t Cut Costs When Protecting Your Home

The latest statistics show that a home is broken into every 15 seconds in the U.S. and there’s a strong chance that yours could be next if you haven’t taken the appropriate steps to protect it. An invasion from burglars can be a life affecting experience, and certainly not in a positive way, with not only the loss of valuables causing upset and distress, but the violation of your sense of safety and well-being.

 

With the very real threat from intruders lurking over us, have we done enough to make life tough for burglars and thieves? Are our homes protected well enough with good, strong locks?

Upgrading or changing the locks on your home is always going to be money well spent, and here are a few of the best ways of making your doors burglar proof, and when these locks are fitted by a professional locksmith, there is no doubt that you will considerably lower the risk of intrusion:

Protecting your home with deadbolt locks:

This type of lock gives the best kind of protection for residential doors, with the word ‘dead’ referring to the fact that they don’t contain any springs. You can opt for a single, or double-cylinder deadbolt, with the former being operated with a key from the outside and a turn button on the inside, while the latter functions with a key on the inside and outside. These locks need not be costly and are best fitted by a professional locksmith to ensure that they function as they should and give the ultimate protection for the doors of your home.

Using entry locksets and handle sets:

These types of locks don’t offer as high protection as some others, and are generally thought of as being medium security, hence they are often coupled with a deadbolt. With two doorknobs that you can lock from both the inside and the outside, one functions by turning and pressing a small button from the inside, while the outside one needs to be unlocked with a key. A handle set looks more attractive and decorative on the exterior of a home.

Keyless protection for your home:

This way of securing your home is perhaps the most advanced form, and is often argued to be the most convenient, too. They can be used in place of any regular deadbolt on outside doors, and one of their features is an anti-theft rolling code, meaning that the same code is never used more than once. Some models also sound an alarm if the wrong code is entered more than 3 times in a row, and some are even compatible with selected garage door openers and/or home security systems.

Mortise locks:

These locks can be fitted to many different types of residential doors, and are made up of a flat, rectangular box that can be fitted into a recess in the door from its edge. It has two faceplates with knobs and keyholes and the latch can be operated from either side (although not when the outer knob is locked), and the deadbolt functions by turning the interior knob.

Never underestimate the importance of protecting your home, and never be complacent when it comes to your locks and security systems. Ensuring that they function properly and are a real deterrent to burglars is vital, and even if you feel that your home is secure, it might be worth getting an evaluation from a professional locksmith, who can test them, and help you upgrade them if necessary. Cost should NOT be a factor when it comes to protecting your home, your valuables and your safety.