Feeling safe is one of the most basic human desires. That is why we spend so much money in the UK on devices and hardware to provide us with peace of mind. However, to be safe in your home isn’t only about getting the right locks fitted and buying a burglar alarm. In this article we will provide you with some top locksmith tips to help you live a more secure life. These are particularly relevant if you live alone, as more and more people have chosen to do over the last 15 years.
Be Part of the Community
Let your closest friends know about your life routines so that they can check up on you if something changes. Additionally, become part of the local community so that you are integrated and people will naturally look out for you. These two actions will help you have a safety net so that people will pop round to check on you, or even just give you a call.
Think About a House Sitter
If you frequently travel for work or leisure then consider having someone stay at your house, or at least come round and change the light configuration from time to time. A house with predictable periods of vacant possession is a target for career criminals.
Maintain Night-time Privacy
It’s always surprising to most people just how visible everything is in the house when the lights are on and it’s dark outside. Criminals can spot valuable possessions, and the worst types of criminals might even take a liking to you. Close the curtains at night and the privacy you create could make a big difference.
Common Sense With Your Keys
When you move into a new property make sure you change the locks. You don’t know who has keys to your property and whether they may have sinister intentions. In addition, make sure you know where your spare keys are at all times. If you give one to a neighbour to water your plants when you are on holiday then make sure they keep it safe, and don’t forget to ask for it back.
You would be surprised how big of a deterrent a simple motion detector light at weaker points of a building can be. They are particularly relevant if you have dark entry points to your house that could be targets for burglars.
Get a Good Brighton Locksmith
Make sure you have to hand the details of a good locksmith in Brighton. This will mean that in cases of emergency you can call out their emergency service without having to shop around.
Our service is designed to be friendly, responsive and great value for money. Take a look through our site if you need a locksmith now, or if you want to be prepared for any eventuality in the future.
Don’t Advertise That You Live Alone
We aren’t saying that you should pretend that you live with someone, or that you should become a social recluse. However, list your name outside the building as ‘Surname Residence’, rather than your full name, so that you don’t alert strangers to the fact that you are living alone. When you first move into a community don’t talk too much about living alone. Just be a little bit discreet.
These are just a few tips to help you stay safe. Of course, if you need any help with your locks, or want a security consultant to discuss the security of your property with you, please get in touch.