We all know that everyone has the desire to live in a home which is safe and free from the threat of a burglary or a break-in. That’s why security companies have been developing various products aimed at keeping you and your family safe. In this website, I aim to provide you with some level of detail of the various products on the market local locksmith Birmingham is able to assist with installing while also pointing out their benefits and drawbacks.

Keypad Locks

They are a great way to ensure your home is secured. This type of locks prevents criminals from picking the locks since usual methods of overcoming locks are rendered useless on this type of locks. Your main benefit is that it is 100% pick proof. You also no longer need to worry about keys or losing a key and worrying about whose hands it has fallen into. This is why many businesses choose this technology to protect their assets. The main drawback of using a keypad lock is the code can easily be given away to others. For example, children or friends who have access to the code may tell others, giving them easy access to your home. The only real way to overcome this is to have a dual system one normal key operated lock in addition to the keyless lock, this gives you the benefits of both while also eliminating some of the draws backs of using one type of lock.

Garage Security

If you own a garage or shed we recommend you ensure all the windows are covered with either a curtain, blind or cloudy plastic film, this ensures no one can see what you have inside and thus not giving an opportunist thief an opportunity, the less enticing your property is the less chance you will become a victim of burglary. A shed can be made more secure by installing a strong padlock with the screws hidden which make it difficult for the lock to be taken apart and rendered useless. You may also want to consider buying a padlock with an alarm which will sound when the padlock is being tampered with. If you own a garage with an electric opening system, this can increase your vulnerability to a break in. Burglars have come up with clever ways to open the garage door.

One of the primary ways is called Fishing. Electric garage door openers are linked to an emergency release that disconnects the door from the opener. Without this feature, you wouldn’t be able to open the door when the opener is broken. Some criminals have turned this required feature into a security vulnerability. The release mechanism is usually directly above the garage door. Criminals open the door slightly creating a gap at the top where they will insert a hook and try to fish for the cored, once hooked they simply pull the cord to open the door. So to prevent this we recommend you make a wooden shield. This can be made out of plywood and should be position in front of the cord facing the door, fasten it to the cleat with two nails allowing it to break away. This will prevent anyone from fishing for the cord.

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