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Security Tips in southern Spain

Working with Titan Locksmiths Spain to provide the optimal safety environment for your home or office could be essential to the security and well-being of you and your loved ones. Given that we value our clients, we offer additional lifestyle ideas that promote security.

protect your home• Leave your outside lights on at night.

• Invest in and maintain reliable dead locks on doors and key operated window locks. These devices ward off burglary attempts very well.

• Trim tall landscaping to the height of your windowsills. Hedges provide hiding places for would-be burglars.

• Install peepholes with magnifying lenses on your outside doors. This lets you see who's at your door - without opening it.

• Never leave notes on your door. This includes even when you're at home.

• Permanently mark your valuables to make it easier for the police to return them to you if they are stolen. National Insurance numbers and driver’s license numbers work best. Keep a record of marked objects.

• Tune the stereo or TV to your favourite station when you leave the house.
To a burglar it means that someone's home.

• Close and lock garage doors. Not only does this protect valuables stored there, it also prevents access to your house.

• Park an additional car in your driveway or ask a neighbour to park there when away for an overnight trip. It gives the appearance that someone’s always home and prevents burglars from backing a van into the drive for easy loading.

• If you leave a spare key outside, be creative. Burglars routinely check under flowerpots and welcome mats and on window ledges.  However, it is better to leave a key with a trusted friend than to leave it outside.  Burglars know most of the common hiding places.

• Ask a neighbour to collect newspapers and mail when you're away. If you’ll be gone for an extended period, hire someone to take care of your lawn or even to housesit. Most important, make sure your neighbours know when you will leave and when you will return.

Lastly, make sure your property and car have not been overlooked back home and use a car locksmith to keep your car safe while you're away.

If you have concerns or would simply like to have a professional look over your home of office then why not take advantage of our very poular and completely FREE security survey, call us or email us today to arrange yours at a time to suit you.

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