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What Makes A Property A Target For Burglars?


People often think that when they have been the victim of a burglary that they were just unlucky that their home was chosen as a target. However, over the years our team at Delta Forge Locksmiths have a slightly different opinion. In most cases, when we attend a property after a break-in there is always at least one thing that stands out that made their home a target for burglars.

The best advice we, as locksmiths can give to our customers is to make sure your security measures are as good as they can be. If a burglar is walking past your property and see high-security locks in place, then this would make them keep looking for an easier target. It is always good to be aware of the home security measures you have in place and frequently assess how they can be improved upon.

Here at Delta Forge Locksmiths, we are happy to advise our customers in Waterlooville and the surrounding areas on the best ways they can improve their home security measures and, in most cases, we can supply and fit any necessary security measures.

Burglars often find homes and businesses with considerable security measures off-putting so they are less likely to choose your property as a target. Often burglars will walk around checking out an area and pinpointing properties they feel have weak enough security measures for them to be a quick and easy target. It is the security measures that are visible from the outside of your property that work best in deterring burglars so it is these measures that you should focus most of your attention on first.

Visible Security Measures

  • Multiple Locks
  • Alarms
  • CCTV
  • Lock Guards
  • Window Locks
  • High-Security Locks
  • Security Grilles

Less visible security measures that make access difficult for burglars:

  • Hinge Bolts
  • London Bars
  • Birmingham Bars

Although a burglar can’t see these security measures and won’t work as a deterrent, should a burglar attempt a break-in at your property it would be incredibly difficult for them to gain entry and it could be the difference between a break-in and an attempted break-in.

Basic Security Measures All Properties Should Have In Place

In order to best protect your property, basic security measures should be in place at your property even if you don’t want the visible deterrents and high security measures.

  • External doors should have a 5-leaver BS3621 deadlock installed
  • All window locks should be key operated

If you don’t have these basic security measures in place at your property, then it is strongly advised that a locksmith upgrade your door and window locks as soon as possible.

Once you have the basic security measures in place you can then turn your attention to implementing some of the higher security measures, we have mentioned in order to better improve your home security and make it less appealing to burglars.

If you would like more information on improving your home or business security measures or would like to implement some of the measures, we have mentioned in this post then contact Delta Forge Locksmiths today – 07949 633 676

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