New home? … who else has the keys to your home? If you have just moved house it is a good idea to have new locks fitted. PixLocks are your local locksmiths in Hull who are able to take care of all your locksmith requirements. By having new locks fitted around your home you will be able to maximise your home and family’s safety, along with increasing your home’s overall security. At PixLocks we are able to supply new locks to your home. Below are some top tips on keeping your home safe and secure:
Tips on How to Secure Your Home
Burglars gain entry via:
2% through the roof
6% through the side of the building
28% through the front of the building
64% through the rear of the building
Most of these burglaries were because home owners had insecure doors and windows.
Unfortunately it would be too expensive to bring the level of security up to impenetrable standards but below you will find a colour coded list to enable you to raise the level of security to the standards given:
Red – Essential
Amber – Important
Green – Finishing touches
Front and Rear Lighting
Security lighting, this is a massive deterrent to the burglar! PixLocks has its own 17th edition electrician at hand to advise on front and rear positions.
Front and Back Doors
The Door has to be solid timber and of at least 44mm thickness, held in place by 3 x 100mm hinges.
Install a viewer and door limiter or chain “Don’t forget to use them”
An auto dead latch cylinder should be installed 1/3 of the way down the door.
5 lever Mortice (BS3621:2004) should be fitted 1/3 of the way up the door.
To the top and bottom of the door fit a pair of at least 100mm bolts using 25/10 screws.
PixLocks locksmiths are able to advise on a selection of suitable solutions “advice is always free”
Aluminium and UPVC doors are becoming more common, security press bolts can be fitted to most aluminium doors.
Currently there are no secondary locks on the market for UPVC, make sure your existing Euro locks are to a kite mark standard.
PixLocks locksmiths are able to advise on a selection of suitable solutions “advice is always free”.
Ground Floor Windows
All accessible windows should have a key operated lock installed of some description. Choosing the correct lock is vital to the security of your home. PixLocks locksmiths are able to advise on a selection of suitable solutions along with offering FREE advice!
Glass panels represent an obvious opportunity to the burglar, if possible fit the glass from the inside (no access to putty). Decorative grills of many designs are available and plastic re-enforcement film is readily available. PixLocks locksmiths are able to advise on a selection of suitable solutions.
For more information regarding any of the locksmith services that we offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! And once again we stress: ADVICE IS ALWAYS FREE!!