• Simple Ways to boost your home security

    31 May 2015 | Blog | InTheSky
    1. Change the locks – Changing locks will protect you in the event some keys to your home end up in the wrong hands. Whether you rent, own or are part of an association you need to be sure you and your family are the only ones with keys to your home. Deadbolt locks such as tubular locks and mortise locks require different types of homes to be drilled in the door. Changing locks or rekeying is important and will ensure your safety, security and privacy.


    2. Install an alarm system - The best part of professional installation is that you get to sit back and relax while your system is installed for you. When you choose professional installation, you benefit from a professional’s experience. The technician can make sure your equipment is installed correctly, walk you through the ins and outs of your system, and offer suggestions for how to best secure your home or business.
    3. Conceal all wiring – If you have a security camera system, the last thing you want is to have wires that are say to locate and cut. That means you will need to conceal the wires. Cutting wires doesn’t just deter thieves from cutting them, but also prevents any damage to the wires that could stop the cameras working.  
    4. Give the appearance that your house is occupied – Professional burglars scour neighborhoods looking for homeowners who are away from their home for an extended period of time. Automatic timers are great ways to turn lights on and off while you’re away.
    5. Don’t leave your key in the mailbox – This is common tip that most people have heard of, but many still ignore. One of the easiest ways to enter a home uninvited is by finding a key in the mailbox or under the doormat. Wrap your key in foil and place it in a secret spot that only your family knows about.
    6. Light up the entrance to your home - Lighting with a motion sensor that automatically turns on when someone is in a specific zone or area is a smart way to keep thieves away.
    7. Install deadbolt locks – A deadbolt is a key tool to reducing the odds that someone will break into your home through the door. Deadbolts represent a higher level of protection because the bolt is made of hardened steel and they are stronger and more secure than a single latch. A deadbolt is different than a single latch because of how it engages that actual door. The deadbolt extends into the door farther than a single latch and is a lot harder to gain unapproved access through. .
    8. Use metal bars on sliding doors – Any sliding glass doors, patio doors, or sliding windows should have a metal bar that is placed along the bottom track of the door or window. The metal bar will prevent a burglar from forcing the door or window open.
    9. Use interior door hinges – If your door has hinges on the outside of your house, an intruder can easily remove the hinge pin to gain entry. For optimal home security, remove the door and reset the hinges so that they are on the inside of the house.
    10. Protect your windows – Burglars often gain entry into homes through windows. Protect these vulnerable areas with window locks and/or burglar-resistant glass. Installing many small panes of glass instead of one large pain of glass is a good option as well.