When moving house, there are a lot of problems you need to be constantly solving, from starting the utilities up to organising internet connections and even remembering what day rubbish is collected. However, one of the most important things you need to remember is the protection of your new home and ensuring that it is up to par when it comes to security. Locksmith services are well known for installing new locks and alarms, but they do a lot more than just that. Here are a few lesser-known locksmith services which you should consider taking advantage of.
CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras are well known as a great preventative measure against theft, but many people consider them out of their price range. In the past, only large companies could afford them, but with the proliferation of technology, even CCTV systems are much cheaper than ever before. You can find many systems that offer motion detection, remote access and high-quality images for only a few thousand dollars, and budget options start from even less than that. Have a look at your local locksmith's store for more information, as many carry a lot of these systems on their premises.
For those that live in high-risk areas, security bars can be one of, if not the best way to prevent home intrusions. Not only are they exceptionally strong and very hard to get through without heavy machinery, but security bars also give you a lot of warning that someone is trying to break in. This gives you plenty of time to call the police, although this will rarely be an issue as usually just the presence of security bars is enough to ward off any potential home intruders. They can be fitted to any window you want, just make sure you have your measurements.
Safes are a quite popular way to keep valuables in your home away from prying eyes, but installing them can be quite the task. They are very heavy and finding the perfect, easy access point for a safe is no simple task. Most locksmiths sell a wide variety of safes that can fit anything from cash to antiques and pieces of art. Always consult with a professional when considering installing a safe, they will know how to best conceal it and which area of the house can support the weight while also being convenient for yourself.
Reach out to a locksmith like one at Armstrong Staysafe to see what they do that can help you stay safe.Share