There are many lines of defense when it comes to home security. The first would be good quality locks on all of the exterior doors. The best product on the market when it comes to residential locks is Schlage. They are still the leader in the industry so look for this brand and try to avoid the knockoffs. I recommend asking your local locksmith to add bump resistant spoiled driver pins to all of your locks; this will help prevent what is being shown in the news as using a bump key to pick the lock. All exterior doors should be equipped with a deadbolt with no less than a one inch throw. If you just have a knob or a lever on any exterior door please be advised that that door is not adequately secured and could be compromised very easily by something as simple as a credit card.
The second line of defense is a house alarm. If you rent be fore warned that you are especially vulnerable to robberies do to the fact that most thieves know that renters can’t typically sign the five year contract necessary to get an alarm hardwired by the alarm company. However, if you rent you should still consider an auditory alarm, which at the very least, may work to draw some attention to the incident. In many cases, just the sound of the alarm will deter a brake in from proceeding. It is also quite possible that a neighbor would hear the alarm and thus call the police. If you own the home then it is strongly recommend that you have the system connected to an alarm company; this will allow them to monitor your home and to dispatch the required law enforcement in case of incident.
The third line of home defense is a good dog. All joking aside the sound of a dogs snarl, like that of a shotgun loading, will often times make burglars panic and therefore leave your home untouched. A good dog can also wake you up if someone has either broken in to your home or is sneaking around the outside getting ready to.
If all else fails the last line of defense between your important documents and valuables and a crook is a good quality burglary rated safe preferably one bolted down to the floor. Burglary Safes come rated by the time it takes for a trained professional to open it with highly specialized tools. For example, a TL 15 would take a pro 15 minutes to open, while a TL 30 would take one 30 minutes to open. Chances are that if it takes a professional fifteen minutes to open your safe then it would take the average burglar 2 hours or more if at all, being that this is way more time then they would feel comfortable spending. Typically what a thief would do is attempt to open the safe by brute force. They may even knock the dial off out of desperation. Upon the discovery that their efforts are in vain they might then try to remove the safe from the premises. However, if the safe is properly fastened to the floor, they will fail at this as well.
So in conclusion while there are, as illustrated above, at least four ways by which one can help to secure their homes and possessions from a robbery, by far the most important and the final frontier when it comes to home security is a Burglary Safe. To view a wide selection of these safes or to get more information about them in addition to other home security related issues please visit https://www.kluis-brandkast.nl. While there please feel free to ask questions and make comments in our blog selection.