Finding Vulnerabilities In Your Home Security


No home is perfect, and sometimes, you need to take a strong look at the weaknesses in your home security in order to make it better. Here are some strategies for understanding where your home is most vulnerable.

Consult a Locksmith

The most straightforward way to get help is to consult a locksmith service. You can do this in a few ways. You could learn the types of locks you have in your home and approach a locksmith to see whether they are sufficient. You could also have a locksmith evaluate your full home security by doing a home inspection. Either way, a locksmith is the person to go to for ideas on the most updated security measures and threats.

Think Like an Intruder

You may also find it helpful to put yourself in the shoes of a potential burglar. Stand outside your house and evaluate a few things. Does the house look occupied? How much low-quality glass is there to potentially break through with quick turnaround. What is the quality and strength of entry doors? Where would you try first as your attempt to break in?

An exercise like this will help you realize a few things. First of all, you might want to focus on fortifying the areas that you deemed as most likely to be broken into. Second, you may also have realized the importance of both appearance and actual security. If your house doesn't look like an easy target, it may not be the house that an intruder chooses to approach.

Working on Weakest Links

One piece of good news is that each time a burglar is prevented from quickly breaking into an entryway, the chances go down that they will try another entry spot. If you can cover your bases on the perceived weakest spots of your home, you stand a good chance of keeping someone out What you choose to do to fortify those areas is up to you and perhaps your locksmith services. Home security cameras are an excellent option, but don't forget that stopping the burglar from entering the home in the moment of attack is crucial; consider high security locks to replace older locking systems. Place lighting in areas with glass to discourage snooping. Think about getting smart locks that alert you when someone enters the house. And finally, choose sound entry doors that won't allow an intruder to break in with brute force.


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Choosing Better Door Hardware

After our home was vandalized when we were away on vacation, I realized that we really needed to spend a little money to update our door locks and hardware. We looked at our broken locks, figured out where we went wrong, and immediately started working with a locksmith to correct the issue. It was amazing to see what a great difference we were able to make. The locksmith came out, replaced our old, damaged locks with an electronic version, and taught us how to use the system. This blog is all about your different door lock options, so that you understand how to keep your home safe.