Have you noticed a rise in home burglaries in your area? Did a neighbor recently suffer from a break in? While it may be troubling to think about, there are roughly 2 million home burglaries reported each year. At QuickPro Locksmith, we provide residential, automotive and commercial locksmith services in Atlanta, Decatur, Smyrna, Norcross, Chamblee, Stone Mountain and other metro area communities. We take pride in helping local home and business owners defend and protect their property and we want to help you do the same. Here are a few tips on how you can make your home safe from local criminals.
The first step is to make sure you have high security locks. Minimum standard pin and tumbler locks from your local hardware store are often not enough. Experienced burglars usually have experience picking locks, and can bypass basic lock systems in seconds. Upgrading to a high security lock can help provide an extra hurdle, and many criminals who want an easy target may choose to move to another house in the neighborhood.
While a lot of thieves prefer not to leave traces of forced entry, there are many who don’t care if they need to break down the door. If they notice that your entryway’s wood frame is weak, then they might attempt to use force to bring it down with their body weight or a battering ram. Door reinforcements fortify your wooden door jamb with metal, and make it much more difficult for burglars to bust through it.
Windows are another easy way that criminals can gain entrance to a home. Once in, they can unlock the door and let themselves out, with thousands of dollars of jewelry and electronics in their hands. Use fast exit windows to ensure your families safety during a fire or other emergency, and make sure you install locks on all windows and keep them locked as often as possible.
Smart locks, smart doorbells and wireless surveillance cameras are now widely available in the marketplace. They are affordable, and are extremely effective. These high-tech devices enable you to control your security from afar using your cell phone. Many models take HD video footage, will sound an alarm if triggered and offer two way speakers, so you can trick the criminal into thinking you’re in the home.
Keep your landscaping neat and tidy and don’t place anything in your front yard that may obstruct the view of your home from the street. Thieves prefer to do their work where they can be easily hidden. If you have overgrown bushes or multiple trees on your front lawn, it could signal to nearby criminals that your house is an easy target.
Are you ready for a high security lock installation, rekey service, emergency lockout assistance or other residential locksmith service in Atlanta, Georgia or surrounding city? Then give the experts at QuickPro Locksmith a call, and we’ll send a team of experts to your home right away. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is available to answer any questions you may have and can also help schedule your next appointment.