There have been a number of recent burglaries in Ely over the last few months. Police reports have claimed that burglaries have gained access through unsecured doors however there are many reasons a burglary can occur. For most, having a burglary can be a catastrophic event whereby it causes a huge distribution to their home life and causes huge financial losses.
Unfortunately, in some cases, individuals leave their home vulnerable to such events by leaving their home unlocked, continued use of a broken/unstable lock or improper care of a broken door or window. Take care of your family, home and belongings by ensuring you have followed the following tips for a safe home.
Lock your Doors and Windows
As time goes on we become increasingly comfortable with our home and our neighbourhood, so much so that we lose the urgency of locking our doors and it becomes a forgotten practice. Although there is no need to live in constant fear of a burglary, it is important that you prevent yourself and your home from an ‘easy’ attack. Always lock windows and doors when you leave the house and be sure the lock them after you return, just because you are in your home doesn’t mean that it is protected.
Replace all Broken Locks Immediately
Replacing a broken lock is extremely important when it comes to the safety of your home. Making sure that every lock in your home is repaired and working properly will help prevent any potential burglars. Old, rusty locks could be easy for burglars to break and gain entry to your property.
Board up Broken Windows
Whether you have had a recent case of vandalism, been burgled or the weather has damaged your property, ensure that your home is secured by using a professional boarding up service. This can prevent further damage to your property and guarantee you have taken the necessary steps following the damage. Make sure that you that you replace any broken doors or windows with stronger alternates that will not be broken as easily. For doors, consider fitting a bar for extra strength.
Use Automatic Timer-Switches
If you are going away, install automatic time switches in your home so that lights and radios will turn on and off at certain times of the day. This will make prospective burglars think that your home is occupied and will make your home less likely to be targeted.
For any questions or queries about how to make your home safer, visit our contact us page or call us on 01353 930139. We are qualified locksmiths in Ely and provide a full security surveying service for properties so we can identify possible vulnerabilities your home has that may otherwise go unnoticed. To see our other services available, please visit here.