This article was provide by Rocket Locksmiths Bedford
When we are away from home, even during the day, our homes can be at risk from break-in.
We’ve spoken many times about the need to secure the home, and there are many inexpensive ways to fool and deter would be burglars by taking steps in and around the home. Most of those steps, however, involve preventing entry into the home, however, it’s worth considering some localised security.
When someone breaks into the home, it can be a very unpleasant experience, and many people report feeling violated by what has happened. Often, this effect on your well-being can be one of the costliest outcomes of the event, however, it can often lead to the loss of valuables which can never be replaced, or for which you receive an inadequate payout from your insurers (if you have insurers).
It is worth considering another approach to help prevent the financial loss, and we would suggest localised security. When you are away from home, consider keeping your valuables in one particular upstairs room of the house, and have a quality deadlock fitted to the door of that room. Yes, a deadlock on an interior door.
Because your upstairs rooms are more inaccessible, they can only feasibly be broken into from inside the house (unless the burglar is bringing a ladder, which is unlikely). If you have a deadlock fitted, the burglar is probably going to have to make a great deal of noise breaking in to that room, and that will hopefully put them off.
Having a deadlock fitted is not that expensive. Check with your local locksmith to see whether one can be fitted to your door, because not all doors, especially the hollow ones, are suitable.