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March 24, 2017
Give the Gift of Safety this Mother’s Day

Locked and Secure - protecting your family this Mother's DayThis year, Mother’s Day coincides with the clocks going forward, so mums might have to deal with overtired children on their special day, and may well be feeling the effects of an hour less sleep themselves.

Even an hour less sleep than usual can cause us to do silly things we wouldn’t normally do, but what if that was putting our homes and families at risk by forgetting to lock the front door or leaving a window ajar?

Spring into Action with our Security Tips

We start to get lighter evenings and warmer weather at this time of year so we tend to spend more time outside, especially as the temperature rises. As great as this is, we know from experience that this sometimes leads to a lack of security.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’re giving you plenty of free advice, tips and tricks to prevent break-ins and theft, so you can give your mum the gift of safety this year.

Use your house alarm
If you have one, use it. Alarms are the main deterrent for burglars.

Make access difficult
Make access to your home and outbuildings as difficult as possible. Make sure your side and rear gates are closed and locked at all times.

Lock the front if you’re in your back garden
Lock your front doors and windows, including upstairs windows, when you’re in your back garden.

Lock the back if you’re in your front garden
It works both ways. Lock your back doors and windows, including upstairs windows, when you’re in your front garden.

Lock all doors and windows when you leave
This may sound obvious but always double check your doors and windows are shut and locked securely when you leave your property.

Lock outbuildings
Lock outbuildings with good quality padlocks and door chains where necessary.

Double lock your doors
Double lock your doors when possible. If you have UPVC doors, remember lifting the handle does not lock the door. Lift the handle then lock the door with a key.

Use the correct locks
Make sure you have the correct locks on your main entry and exit doors. If you’re not sure whether yours are OK, contact us for a free, no obligation survey.

Make your home look occupied
If you’re leaving home before it gets light or will be returning when it’s dark, use timer switches to turn lights, radios and TVs etc. on and off.

Light your pathway
Install a sensor light so your pathway and front door are lit during dark mornings and late evenings.

Distraction burglary
Be aware of people trying to distract you away from your home, especially during the early mornings. They may be working with an accomplice.

If you need any help or advice about securing your home or business, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01908 483233 or 01205 449399, or you can email us at info@lockedandsecure.co.uk.

Wishing you all a lovely Mother’s Day weekend, from our family to yours.

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Milton Keynes | Buckinghamshire | Northamptonshire | Bedfordshire | Hertfordshire | Peterborough | Boston | Spalding | Sleaford | Grantham

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