When you are looking for a reliable locksmith, The Matrix Locksmiths of course go above and beyond to give you the home security that you need. At the Matrix Locksmith Toronto, we provide a wide variety of residential security services that will make your home safer for the entire family. Since many modern homes have several security flaws, they can be easily broken into or stolen from. The following list of checks from our team are easy and they will allow you to evaluate your home’s current state of security.
To prevent a home invasion, look for these items.
Garage Door Windows
The problem with having a window in a garage door is that it provides easy access to burglars who can steal some of your possessions, including your car, without even needing to break into the rest of your house. If you have a garage door with windows, we recommend replacing it with one that doesn’t have any windows. If that’s not an option, consider frosting them or reinforcing the surrounding windowpanes using metal bars to deter burglars and thieves.
Pet Doors – Pet Doors and Burglary
If you have a pet door in your home, be sure to also take some precautions. Pet doors may provide convenience for your pets, but they can also provide an easy entrance for burglars if not well-secured. For example, if the opening is large enough (and many are), an intruder could reach their arm through or even squeeze through the opening in order to unlock the front door of your home.
If you don’t wish to remove your pet door, the next best option is a locking latch so that only your pet can get through. Or alternatively, an electronic pet door would provide your animal with entrance and exit while excluding all intruders from entering.
Hiding Spare House Keys
Hiding a house key is problematic because in many cases, the spare key isn’t actually hidden. Burglars are savvy and they know the most common places homeowners will leave a spare key — under a doormat, beneath rocks, or elsewhere. Instead of leaving your spare key outside, give it to a trusted neighbor or keep it in your garage. The best way to do this is with a wireless keypad that can be accessed from the interior of the house (remember though not all garages have windows! Make sure you double-check!).
Storing Valuables in Plain Sight
Living in a home with expensive possessions requires constant vigilance. Leaving valuables out for anyone to see is like waving a red flag at would-be burglars, but if you have one large item that you’re afraid of stowing away, there’s an easier fix.
When you have valuables that a potential criminal could easily spot from the roadside or window, it is best to hide them with curtains, in your basement, or relocate them. You can also plant bushes in front of your windows and consider other designs to ward off thieves.
One of the easiest ways to stay safe in your home is to check that all outdoor lights are working. Motion-sensor lights are one of the best defenses since you’ll know the instant someone is within range.
This will reduce unnecessary sleep disruptions while you’re sleeping and let you know if anything happens in or around your house so that law enforcement can be alerted right away.
Check Your Locks
We recommend checking your house windows and doors on a regular basis to make sure the locks are working. If one of your locks has a dated lock or temperamental locking mechanism, you should have it updated as soon as possible to help prevent a break-in.
SECURE YOUR HOME TODAY!
The Matrix Locksmith understands that your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. When you’re at work or on vacation, your family needs to feel safe and secure in their own home – if they don’t, then they may be neglectful when it comes to securing everything properly.
Call or contact us today at 416 877-9297 for a complimentary home security quote and we’ll customize a home security plan to best suit your needs. Our skilled, fast responders are available 24/7 no matter where you live in Canada.