A locksmith can help you to keep your home secure as well as helping you when you’re locked out. The majority of doors have a night latch and a mortice lock, but there are other ways that you can improve the security of your property.
We’ve put together a list of the top 4 things your locksmith can do to help you feel safer in your home.
Peep holeA popular feature on flat doors and on the elderly’s homes, peep holes allow you to see who is at the door before you open it.
Security chainSecurity chains are fitted across the door so it doesn’t fully open when the chain is on. This gives you the chance to properly see who it is before you open your door to welcome an unwanted visitor in.
Hinge reinforcing boltsHinge reinforcing bolts are made to secure the hinge to the side of the door and the moment the door shuts they start working. They come in pairs and are easily fitted by a locksmith.
Reinforcing stripsReinforcing strips come with a D-shaped staple that fits over and secures the keep of a fitted rim lock or cylinder night latch. They are steel strips that are screwed onto the inside face of the lock side of the frame.
The strips help to prevent burglars from kicking, splitting and forcing the door open, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your door is protected.
Finding a locksmith for your property
Locksmiths aren’t just there for you in an emergency. They can help you prevent burglaries and break-ins by installing these safety measures before you have any need to call them to get your locks changed.
If you need a locksmith, simply use our service to find up to 4 in your local area that can give you a free, no-obligation quote.