Usually a burglar will only spend about 60 seconds attempting to break in to a building. From the experience locksmiths Walsall have, we can safely say that anything you can do to increase the time spent to gain entry will decrease the likelihood of a theft occurring.
There are a number of steps that you can take:
Be careful with giving out keys to your home. Only give keys to a few trusted people.
Change all locks when moving into a new house or apartment.
When protecting your home from break-ins, check the easiest points of entry to make sure they are secure: doors and windows.
Make sure back doors and the door that connects your garage to your home are solid and secured with high security deadbolt locks.
In addition to keeping your yard neatly trimmed and well cared for, keep it well lighted. Burglars prefer to operate in the dark.
When leaving for vacation, take steps to secure your home while you are away. Do not tell people you aren't at home on the outgoing message of your answering machine. Secure all lock on doors and windows, including garage and pet doors. Ask a trusted neighbor or friend to pick up your mail and check inside and outside of your house every day. Do not close all shades and curtains, it will be too obvious that you are away.
We at Walsall Locksmith hope that these locksmith tips will help you to protect your property from unwanted visitors.