A large number of people associate professional locksmiths with common lock and key services such as duplication of keys, lockout services and the creation of residential security safes. Not known to many homeowners is the fact that there are a number of other services that these professionals offer.
The provision of security devices is one such service. This article provides information on various security devices that homeowners can get from their locksmith.
Windows are a common entry point used by burglars to gain access into residential premises. As such, it is important for homeowners to ensure that their windows are adequately secured to reduce the chances of a successful break-in.
Professional locksmiths offer homeowners an effective way to secure their windows through the provision of window locks. By design, window locks deter forced entry into a house by making it difficult for burglars to open the windows from outside. Locks installed on residential windows prevent these windows from sliding open until the lock is released from inside the house. Window locks also make it difficult for the window to be lifted out of its frame, essentially locking out intruders.
Custom-Made Security Alarm Systems
Residential security alarm systems are available from a number of security service providers. These systems are the often the typical "one-size-fits-all" kind of product. They are designed this way so as to increase their suitability for use in different types of homes with different layouts.
Locksmiths also have residential security alarm systems in the list of security devices they provide. However, these alarm systems are custom-made in accordance with the layout of the house and the specific security needs of the homeowner. As such, custom-made security alarm systems from a locksmith are better suited to meet the homeowner's residential security needs.
Charlie bars are security devices designed specifically for glass doors. Charlie bars enhance glass-door security in a two ways. For one, they are installed in such a way that they are highly visible even from far. This acts a psychological deterrent for criminals who often look for houses that don't require much effort to break into. The presence of a Charlie bar is something of a warning to criminals that they will have to put in extra effort for a successful break-in.
More importantly, however, Charlie bars are installed in places that prevent movement of the glass door until the bar is unlocked from the inside.
Homeowners looking to improve their residential security should not hesitate to ask their preferred locksmiths for any of the security devices discussed above.