It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. Arriving home to find your door open and your belongings gone. But sometimes a robbery might not be so obvious. Some burglars quickly enter and leave without so much as a mark on the wall. So, in this case, how do you know if you’ve been robbed?
Rear locks have been tampered with
Burglars look for entry points where they are shielded from the street. Their entry could be a rear door that is never used or has a faulty lock. To avoid this issue, check your locks and consider installing sensor lights above rear door.
You’ve left the windows open or unlocked
If you’re in the habit of leaving windows open, it may take you some time to realise that your belongings are missing. However, always close and lock windows before you go out to reduce the risk of your home being targeted. This is also important so as not to void your insurance.
It may seem unlikely, but doggy dogs are the ultimate way to enter a home without leaving a trace. So, lock your doggy dog when you’re not home, especially if you have a large doggy door. It’s not worth the risk.
You don’t have home security
Having a home security system can deter thieves before they enter the property. Without it, you may not have clear evidence that your home was robbed.
Once you’ve realised you have been robbed, it’s important to take steps to make your home secure again such as rekeying locks if keys are missing, replacing damaged locks, installing sensor lights or a security system.
If you’ve been robbed our expert locksmiths can provide advice on your home security and give you valuable information on what home security options suit your situation.
To ensure your home is safe, get in contact with Amalgamated Locksmiths for a free on-site, no obligation quote. If you’d like to find out more about our products, visit our website.