Upgrade your security?
FACT: 1 in 5 burglaries occur as a result of a window or door not being secure. Some doors can be opened within seconds by an opportunist burglar. Surrey Locksmiths can advise you of the best door protection to suit you, your budget, and insurance company requirements.
Surrey Locksmiths know that Patio Doors are a favourite point of entry for burglars and provide the ideal escape route for the removal of possessions, particularly bulkier items which cannot easily be handed out through a window. To prevent this happening, the opening section of sliding patio doors can be secured with patio door bolts at the top and bottom and Surrey Locksmiths can supply and fit these for you.
Having good quality locks and bolts installed in a weak door may not be advisable. Surrey Locksmiths can advise whether your doors and frames will carry them. For example, Surrey Locksmiths can fit mortice security bolts at the top and bottom of the door and they can only be operated from the inside, which will highly increase the security of the door.
Surrey Locksmiths can also improve the security of your external doors at little extra cost by having security chains or similar types of door restrainers fitted - this stops the "foot-in-the-door" attack.
You can identify your visitor before opening the door by also having a door viewer installed by Surrey Locksmiths.
Surrey Locksmiths know that high percentage of all break-ins are through windows at ground floor level. Burglars often find them an easy way to get in, e.g. by tripping the catch from the outside with a knife blade, or by removing enough glass to reach and release the window catch. Windows left open provide the easiest entry of all for the thief.
All accessible windows should be fitted with key-operated window locks which Surrey Locksmiths will supply and fit for you. Whilst ground floor windows are the most commonly used points of entry, windows on upper floors accessible from flat roofs or drain pipes should not be neglected.
Having window locks fitted is not that expensive and there is a wide range for every type of window to choose from including wood, and those with metal, aluminium or UPVC frames. Surrey Locksmiths can advise on the most suitable locks to suit your needs.