With a rise in crime across the U.S., many homeowners are concerned about the security of their homes. (After all, the best way to prevent crime in your home is to make sure the criminals can’t get in in the first place.)
To ensure your home and your family are as safe as possible, it’s worth engaging in a review of your home’s security features. Are your locks properly installed? Are your doors sturdy? Do your window locks work?
How a Professional Locksmith Can Help
Many homes have deadbolts installed on doors to prevent intruders. Professional locksmiths emphasize, however, that contractors aren’t always well versed when it comes to properly installing deadbolts, so it’s worth a consultation with a professional locksmith to make sure your doors and deadbolts are secure. Home locksmiths recommend that deadbolts should be installed to have at least one inch “throw.” On the “strike side,” a properly installed deadbolt will have a security plate with screws at least three inches long that are fitted to go all the way into the door’s frame.
If your door has a glass window in it, a cheap deadbolt may not help, as an intruder could easily break the glass and turn the deadbolt knob. Experts recommend the installation of a double cylinder lock that needs a key on the inside to deter this type of window-breaking intruder.
If you have recently moved into a new home, it’s also a good idea to consult with a professional locksmith and have all your keyed locks replaced. Since you don’t know how many duplicate keys exist for your doors, it’s worth taking the time to make the replacement so you can secure your home without worries about who has keys to the doors. A house locksmith can also install high-security locks that feature keys that can’t be replicated at the hardware store.
Finally, it’s important to purchase high-quality locks. Many of the locks sold at do-it-yourself home improvement stores are inexpensive for a reason: they are very easy for a skilled home-breaker to defeat. By investing in higher-quality locks, you’re better positioned to keep intruders out.
Seek a Reputable Locksmith
When homeowners have a lock problem, they often engage in a simple web search for locksmiths in the area. They may not be getting a local and reputable service, however. Before you choose a locksmith, look for recommendations from friends and neighbors, and check the company’s background, experience, and reputation.
With over a decade in the locksmith business, All United Locksmith is the home for all your Connecticut locksmith needs. All United Locksmith carries a wide variety of locks as well as security products at a competitive price. Our locksmiths are the best in the business, and we guarantee only the best service.
Our fully licensed, insured, and bonded locksmith technicians serve New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, Waterbury, Hartford, Norwich, New London, New Haven County, Hartford County, Fairfield County, Middlesex County, New London County, and every town in between. Call us at 203-901-0011 or visit our website for more information.