Nationwide (PRWEB UK) 13 November 2012
Leading security retailer Easylocks has added its voice to a national call for UK residents to prepare themselves and their homes for the impending winter. As the nights draw in and the weather takes a turn for the worse, security experts and British Police are advising the people of the UK not to take their safety for granted.
Not only do the dark evenings historically trigger a rise in the number of break-ins and attempts across the nation, but thousands of homes are needlessly at risk due to damaged or inoperable locks and security measures. Easylocks warns that this is not the time to take an unnecessary chance, urging UK residents to carry out an inspection of their premises and take care of any apparent risks.
According to Easylocks, most UK households have taken it for granted that the recent surge of severe weather passed without damaging their homes and properties. Unfortunately however this may not be the case, as comparatively few are known to have taken into account the hidden damage caused to the various locks and security measures they depend on for safety.
In addition, Easylocks also warns of potential damage caused to home intruder alarm systems by way of frayed wires, damaged sensors and broken circuits – all of which are known to occur both during and after periods of extreme weather.
While most modern locks and alarm systems will be built to withstand the best and worst the elements can throw at them, older homes with equally dated locks and security installations are at particularly high risk of incident.
And of course, opportunist criminals know an easy target when they see one – the advice therefore being NOT to fall under such a heading this winter.
Back to Basics
The advice from Easylocks and UK Police alike is to go right back to basics and remember that locks are the first and most important lines of defence the home has. High-tech intruder alert systems are valuable in their own way, but it is the basic locks and entry-proofing methods used that prevent intruders getting into the property in the first place.
Easylocks offers independent advice and tips to thousands of UK homeowners every day, of which a permanent example includes the use of outside door locks with at least three locking points – though the more, the better. They also implore the nation not to overlook the importance of ensuring complete and total window safety with the most secure and sturdy locks and restrictors possible – almost every forced-entry in Britain originates via a window rather than a door.
Covering All Bases
Carrying out a simple though sweeping check at this time of year allows anyone to cover all bases in advance and be ready for what the dark winter months have in store. While the vast majority of UK home will mercifully escape the crosshairs of the country’s criminals, there will always be the unlucky one – Easylocks is out to help those looking to take their security into their own hands.
Easylocks is a leading UK security supplies retailer offering a comprehensive range of locks and home security measures for both trade and public customers. Along with remaining at the forefront of the industry in terms of new developments and next-generation products, Easylocks also advocates general public awareness of taking simple steps to ensure household and family safety.
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