Hanover Locksmith Company Issues New Guidelines for Home Security
(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 11, 2015 ) Hanover, PA -- Legacy Locksmiths, the renowned Locksmith company in Hanover PA, has recently issued new guidelines regarding home safety. The update guidelines were released after a recent spate of burglaries in the area. These include the theft of clothes, bicycles, cell phones, and money in various residences.
"It's not a happy thought that these burglaries can take place even in a small town like Hanover, but that's the world we now live in," remarks Chuck Edward, who owns and runs Legacy Locksmiths. "And we all know that burglaries are not the worst thing criminals can do if they can get inside your home."
According to Legacy Locksmiths, quality locks and deadbolts are now required for every home in Hanover. These are necessary for every door in every building that opens to the outside.
"These locks must be used on all exterior doors, and they must be kept locked even if the residents are at home," asserts Edward. "For greater security, we also encourage homeowners to use security lighting on all pathways and entry points, and they should feature motion detectors so they can be activated automatically."
Edward asserts that doors must be solid and jambs should not be cracked or split. Vehicles should be kept locked within locked garages, and the burglar alarm and some detector should be checked after every 90 days.
"Windows should be locked as well, but we don't advocate the use of window bars and grills on bedroom windows since they can be dangerous in case of fires," says Edward. "Instead, windows that are easily accessed from the outside should be installed with security laminate film so that burglars can't just smash the widows to get in."
Legacy Locksmiths also emphasize the role of working with neighbors for home security in the area. Neighbors can also report unusual activity around nearby homes so that people can be alerted. A reliable neighbor may even be trusted to hold a spare key.
"Many burglars have been able to come inside the home by simply checking places where the residents may have hidden away a spare key," explains Edward. "That's why we often tell our clients to use electronic locks so that there's no need to leave spare keys lying around which thieves may use to get in."
Other basic security precautions include developing a safety plan and an evacuation plan for families during an emergency. Everyone in the house should know where each resident is located in the home at any time. Home routines should vary as well so that burglars won't know when they can strike at a home safely
About Legacy Locksmiths:
Legacy Locksmiths offers a wide variety of locksmith services. This includes assisting residents in upgrading their home security with new locks, door hardware, and security cameras. The company is located at 1 Center Square, Suite 44, Hanover, PA 17331. Interested parties can have their questions answered and their security concerns addressed by calling (717) 524-1922 at any time of the day. Customers may also visit the official company website at http://hanover-pa-locksmith.com/ for more information.
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