There are many different things you can do to stop yourself from becoming a target by potential intruders. Improving your security by adding locks and other security measures is obviously one way, but we will write more on that later. Firstly start with a series of actions that are advised by the neighborhood watch team, these actions alone provide up to 50 times more protection for you and your home compared to no security.
The actions are called WIDE and are as follows:
W = Windows: Remember to lock your windows
I = Interior: Fit a timer for some of your interior lights
D = Doors: Deadlock or double lock your doors
E = Exterior: Install exterior sensor lights
On top of these action you should always keep an eye out for your neighbors. Try pay attention to who lives in your neighbourhood and let each other know if you are going to be away from home for a while. When it comes to protecting your home, prevention is always better than cure.
We can also provide advice on your current security arrangements and areas where new locks or security measures may be needed. Our Barnes locksmith services covers the SW and west London area of Merton, Fulham, Hammersmith and Chiswick.