How To Secure Your Home Against Burglary
Crime levels are at some of the highest levels experienced in recent years for South Wales. In fact, Gwent police reported a total of 3,397 burglaries in the period Nov-18 to Nov-19. This has understandably made many Newport residents reconsider their domestic security arrangements and focus on making their houses, flats and living spaces more secure. Access Garage Doors has been the source of quality garage doors in Newport for many years and we have installed a number of different garage doors for clients wishing to protect the contents of their garages.
There are many steps you can take to easily make your home more secure and less likely to be broken into. As a company that contributes to the home security of many South Wales residents, we would recommend the following:
Secure Front And Back Doors
Doors seem like too much of an obvious choice for a burglar to use for entry, but they are an easy target especially if vulnerable. Many people would be amazed at the ease in which a door can be opened without much trouble. We recommend that you install a deadbolt and mortice lock as a standard latch lock by itself can be easily manipulated by even a credit card. The more locks you have the more secure your house will be and the more you will deter any potential intruder.
Consider Window Security
Windows are another easy entry point for a burglar to enter because they can be quite weak and easy to break. Intruders will usually force a window open using the weight and momentum of something like a crowbar which can quite easily rupture a pivot lock or force open a uPVC casement window. You should make sure that your windows are constantly locked whenever you’re not at home as a basic precaution. In terms of making your windows more secure, glass break sensors and reinforced window security film are both great security measures to take.
Re-assess Garage Door Security
Garages are actually a prime target for criminals because they tend to contain valuable items such as tools, equipment, bikes and vehicles and an intruder doesn’t have to venture deep into the house to find things of value. Depending on the age and condition of your garage door you could be a prime target. Poorly maintained hinged, up and over and roller door systems immediately give a criminal the impression of vulnerability. Access Garage Doors provide high-quality and secure garage doors in Newport and South Wales
Consider Outdoor Lighting
The dark is a burglar’s best friend because it offers concealment while they enter and rob a property. A great deterrent is motion sensor outdoor lighting fixtures which will activate whenever someone moves into the proximity of a porch, garage and other perimeter areas of a property. Motion sensors are great because activation can be seen from distance. This is useful because if your neighbour knows you are on holiday but sees the outside of your house light up, they can quickly investigate and raise the alarm.
Garage Doors In Newport With Access Garage Doors
At Access Garage Doors we supply hard-wearing garage doors which are built to last and deter any intruder. We understand the importance of home security which is why our thorough surveys will assess everything about your garage from dimensions to accessibility to ensure that we can bring you the perfect garage doors.
If you would like more information on how our garage doors can bolster the security of your home, please call us on 029 2061 4858 or send us an online enquiry today.