How secure is your home? Complete this checklist for peace of mind.

by / Wednesday, 29 April 2015 / Published in Latest News

As a Brisbane Locksmith, we are constantly asked to advise on home security; so we have put together a basic checklist for home owners of Brisbane, in order to provide a guide to reducing the risk of a burglary.

Network Locksmiths and Security can provide you with Brisbane Locksmith services and home security solutions.

Contact us to discuss your requirements further.

Security Doors

Are all the security doors locking correctly?

Locks should securely secure the door to the frame

Are finger guards fitted?

These prevent intruders from poking a small hole through the screen and unlocking the door

Are the locks keyed alike?

Single key convenience ensures ease of use for maximum security

Main Entry Doors

Are deadlocks fitted?

Deadlocks provide maximum security

Are the locks working correctly?

If the locks aren’t aligned, security is reduced

Are door peepholes fitted?

These allow you to see visitors before you open the door

Are the locks keyed alike?

Single key convenience ensures ease of use for maximum security

Sliding Doors

Are the locks double cylinder?

Double cylinder locks provide maximum security

Are patio bolts fitted internally?

Patio bolts help to prevent sliding doors being lifted out of the frame, particularly on older doors

Are the locks keyed alike?

Single key convenience ensures ease of use for maximum security

Windows

Are key operated locks fitted?

 A key operated lock provides maximum security for windows

Are the locks working smoothly?

If the locks aren’t locking correctly, security is reduced

Are the locks keyed alike?

Single key convenience ensures ease of use for maximum security

Other areas to consider

Do I have a safe?

A home safe provides a secure place to keep documents and valuables

Are sensor lights installed and working correctly?

Movement lights in high risk areas are a deterrent to intruders

Is the meter box locked securely?

Your meter box should be locked with an approved lock

Are gates locked correctly?

Access gates should be securely locked to deter intruders

Is the garage/shed secured with adequate locks?

Garages and sheds should be securely locked at all times as they can be a “soft” target for intruders

Contact us for an obligation free quotation to upgrade your home security today!

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Belinda Parker

Belinda is a Director of Network Locksmiths & Security and has over 20 years experience in the Security Industry.
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