Safe as Houses Check using our home security checklist
Safe as Houses? Check using our home security checklist
National Spring Cleaning Week is just around the corner, and while you may be thinking of cleaning out and sprucing up your home, you may feel inspired to brush up on your home security too. To help, Yale has put together a full home security checklist featuring advice on how to protect your nest...
Windows & Doors
All windows, upstairs and downstairs, should be fitted with at least one appropriate lock Timber doors should be secured using a mortice lock and/or nightlatch that meets British Standard BS3621 PVCu or composite doors with a multipoint lock should feature a British Standard TS007 3* Kitemarked euro profile cylinder If you’ve recently moved house it’s advisable to change the locks, as you don’t know who could have access to your property Invest in a door viewer to see who is at your property and reduce the risk of distraction burglaries Purchase a door chain and letterbox restrictor Home insurance premiums can be reduced by 5% if correct security measures are in place, so discuss this with your insurance provider
It’s important to always lock your doors and windows, even when you’re at home or in the garden, as research shows 60% of domestic burglaries occur via entry through the front door*. It only takes a minute for a burglar to sneak in, but you can secure your door in seconds.