What Are The Weakest Safety Areas In Your Home?

Every home has weak points because they are hard to prevent. The truth is that you can’t stop someone entering your home if they set their mind to the task. All you can do is make your home look less appealing so that the risks outweighs the rewards. There are plenty of ways to do this, but the best option is to tighten up the weak areas in your home. That way, a burglar will have to expel more energy to break in and steal your valuables. And, when they have to work harder, they have to use up more time and run the risk of getting caught.

Here are the areas you want to check and improve if you find any issues.

Windows
Your windows might look like they are too small to fit a burglar, but the truth is burglars are smaller than you think. They can fit through a variety of gaps, and a window is their favorite. Any windows that are old need replacing. Old windows are prone to degradation, which means a small amount of force can easily break them. Plus, old windows tend to use single pane glass. Double glazing is much safer because a thief has to go through two panes of glass to smash a window.

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Doors
Conservatory doors are the main culprits here. These doors are mainly plastic or made from a thin piece of material that is easy to shimmy open. Where possible, you want solid wood doors on the front and back of your property. Wood doors are much harder to break through because wood is rigid and durable. If you can’t, you need sturdy locks that are hard to break or pick. Thieves have a variety of tricks they can use to open a door, and you want to negate these tricks. A deadbolt is always a good bet because they are hard to break and impossible to pick.

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Garage Door
Most garages are connected to the property, which means you can get into the house through the garage. Although this is common knowledge, homeowners persist with lackluster doors that are easy to open. In fact, some of them open up with a push. To avoid this danger, install electric gates and doors over any other alternative. Electric ones should only open up when you press the button. And, if you are the only one that has the button, no one should be able to open the door. A lock is another option, but that can affect your accessibility.

The Roof
The roof is a big one because most homeowners don’t know there is a problem with the roof. After all, you can’t see it until you are up there. Burglars can see it though because it is their job. And they will use the opening to get into the upstairs of your home and ransack the place. Your best option is to check the roof for any damage. If the slates are in place, and everything looks good, there should be no cause for alarm.

Take care of these four areas and your home will be much more secure.

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