Category Archives for Home Security

Door Lock Repair and Maintenance

Door locks should be cleaned and oiled at regular intervals, at least once a year. There are two main types of locks for interior doors; these are mortise locks and rim-locks. Mortise locks are the type that fit into recesses … Continue reading

06. July 2011 by admin
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Home Security Improvements – Garage Security

Home Security Improvements - Garage Security

Garage Security Detached garages tend to be the most secure outbuildings, as they are usually constructed of bricks, blocks or concrete panels. If the doors and windows are properly secured, a garage should keep ‘outdoor’ property – including the car … Continue reading

23. December 2010 by admin
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Door Limiters and Door Chains

Door Limiters and Door Chains

Opening the Door to Callers Many people, especially the elderly, are concerned about answering the door to callers, particularly late at night or when they’re unexpected. Fortunately, there are a number of inexpensive door chains, limiters and viewers that provide … Continue reading

23. December 2010 by admin
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Home Security and Recessed Doors

Home Security and Recessed Doors

Home Security and Recessed Doors A recessed door can encourage loitering and anti-social behaviour. In particular, it offers opportunities for the burglar, who can hide in the recess while forcing open the door. However, most recessed doors are outward opening … Continue reading

22. December 2010 by admin
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Letter Plates and How to Fit a Letter Plate Deflector

Letter Plates and How to Fit a Letter Plate Deflector

Home Security Letter Plates and Letter Plate Deflectors In many cases, a burglar can reach through a letter plate with his arm or a tool to operate the knob of a rim lock or a key left in a mortice … Continue reading

22. December 2010 by admin
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Home Security Grilles, Gates and Shutters

Home Security Grilles, Gates and Shutters

Home Security Grilles, Gates and Shutters To improve the physical security of your doors and windows beyond the level provided by locks, you could install security grilles, gates or shutters. These are particularly useful for protecting basements, where burglars can … Continue reading

19. December 2010 by admin
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Window Security – Casement Windows

Window Security - Casement Windows

Window Security – Casement Windows A casement window has a fixed frame and one or more side or top-hinged opening frames (casements). Each casement should be fitted with at least one key operated casement window lock. This should be positioned … Continue reading

19. December 2010 by admin
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Window Security – Types of Glass

Window Security - Types of Glass

Glass – Types of Glass Any type of glass can be considered a useful barrier against the burglar, because whenever it is broken, the offender risks leaving evidence behind him. Clothing fibres, blood, sweat and fingerprints are the obvious clues … Continue reading

19. December 2010 by admin
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Improve Your Window Security

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Window Security You may think that even if you do secure your windows with locks that a burglar would simply break through the glass. Fortunately, when given the choice, most burglars would rather not smash out a window pane and … Continue reading

19. December 2010 by admin
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How to Apply Window Security Film to Windows

How to Apply Security Film to Windows

How to Apply Window Security Film Plastic window film is great for heat insulation and for cutting down on condensation, but better still, it makes it more difficult for the burglar to gain entry, and contains and controls the shards … Continue reading

19. December 2010 by admin
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