Keeping Your Home Safe and Secure is an Important Maintenance Job

There are about around 200,000 burglaries reported in the UK each year. Keeping your home safe and secure is an important maintenance job to ensure your safety and security. Here we will highlight how to tell if your lock have been tampered with.

Keeping Your Home Safe and Secure is an Important Maintenance Job

Lock Picking

If you have noticed new tiny scratches around the keyhole, it might be a sign that a burglar has tried to pick your locks. These scratches will be finer than any scratches that may have been caused by your keys. These tiny scratches may be caused by an attempt to pick your locks. Lock picking consists of using small tools to manipulate the inner part of the lock until it catches and the lock turns.

Lock Snapping/Bumping

If your key is suddenly hard to get in the lock or you have difficulty turning the key, you may have been a target of lock snapping or lock bumping. These techniques involve striking the lock to snap the lock or to release the tumblers which renders it useless. This is more commonly found in euro cylinder locks that are typically on a uPVC door.

Damaged Lock or Door

Look for obvious signs of damage to your door, the door handle, or the lock. It could be a sign that a burglar has used brute force to try and get into your home. Brute force attempts might also leave paint circles around the lock fixture from loosening and tightening the lock, bent latches, and warping on your door frame.

How to Prevent Lock Tampering

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to improve the security of your locks and your home to prevent these burglar methods and provide you with some peace of mind.

Upgrade to Anti-Snap High Security Locks

A quick and cost-effective way to improve your home security is to upgrade your locks to anti-snap locks. Our Locksmiths are highly trained and efficient in installing anti-snap locks, if you need our services give us a call on 07907002727.

Upgrade your Home Security

Another way you can prevent a burglar from even attempting to target your property is to improve your overall home security. A burglar most likely will pass by your home if they spot further security measures such as outdoor lighting, security cameras, burglar alarm etc.

About The Author

After dedicating 23 years of my life to military service, I found a new calling that combines my commitment to security and my passion for problem-solving. My name is Alan, and I am the proud owner and master locksmith at ASK Locksmiths.
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