Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.) Everyone anticipates the excitement of having your house built or remodeled. Make sure to consider one of the most important features that will keep your family safe for years to come: security.

Recent studies say about 6 of 10 completed burglaries take place without any sign of forced entry. This suggests either a door or window left unlocked or a duplicate key used to open one.

Residential burglary is one of the most reported crimes. It also is the most preventable. Locking your windows and doors and having proper lock security is the easiest and most cost-efficient way to prevent burglary.

The first step in securing your remodeled or new built home is to deadbolt exterior doors. Deadbolts are available in several formats. Some are key operated from the outside and open with a thumbturn on the inside. Others operate with a thumbturn on the inside. Check with your local crime prevention authority to determine the recommended lock for your area.

Remember that not all locks are equal. For greatest protection, choose high-security locks. For example, locks made by ASSA incorporate features that protect against drilling and picking. Keys for these locks are only generated by the authorized ASSA dealer. All requests must have proper identification. This ensures that only you can allow the duplication of your keys.

Sliding glass doors tend to be an easy point of entry. Special locks and bars are available to prevent lifting and prying of the door. You also can put a wooden dowel or broom handle in the door track.

When thinking lock security, don’t forget about your windows. Traditional double-hung windows, with a top and bottom sash that slides up and down, continue to be the most popular window type installed in remodeled or newly built homes. To secure these windows, install a window sash lock, a lock that’s attached to the sashes of a double-hung window to keep in a shut position.

Harold Doan and Sons Ltd is a professional mobile locksmith, serving Orangeville, Dufferin County and the surrounding area. Call us to help you find good, solid, workable security solutions. Solutions that allow you to proactively protect your premises and the assets on those premises. Better security is part of our Security Solutions package customized to your specific security needs.