3 Tips to Secure Your Home

Moving into a new home is such an exciting time. Planning interior themes, colour schemes and furnishing styles enables you to personalise your space and showcase your taste in interior design. Yet whilst on the refurb journey, it’s essential to establish proper security measures to keep burglars out!


According to Phone Watch, “a reported burglary takes place every 31 minutes in Ireland.” To lower the chances of a break in at home, you must take the proper precautions. Here’s our top 3 tips to secure your home from burglars!


Recently moved? Change the locks!


Previous occupants may still have keys to your new home and you can never be too sure how many extra keys are floating about out there. To retain key authority, you must replace the cylinder lock on your front door. The new replacement euro cylinder will need to have the same dimensions as the existing one that’s in your door lock. Ensure you measure your existing cylinder before buying new one.


Keep valuables in a safe.


Our homes contain many of our most valuable possessions so it’s paramount to keep jewellery, passports and other important documents stored safely out of sight. Consider installing a small electronic digital safe.


Look before your open!


Burglars are opportunists who may lie about their identity to enter the homes of vulnerable people. When the doorbell rings, check to see who’s there before you open the front door with a helpful door viewer. Designed with one-way visibility, our door viewer features a 160° field of vision to give everyone inside the home peace of mind before opening the door to callers. Presented in a modern satin nickel finish to coordinate with other chrome and stainless steel door furniture. Our door viewer is adjustable for doors from 35mm up to 65mm thick.


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