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How to improve home security

Did you know that 1 in 4 crimes in Ireland is a burglary?

You can lessen your chances of being a victim of burglars if you follow these tips.

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Are your doors secure?

Are the doors and their frames in good solid condition?

Do you have a solid mortice lock on your doors?

Back doors are most vulnerable, so if they are giving way to a push, add extra locks and bolts.

Are your windows secure? If you are having new windows installed, make sure they have locks. If you are having new windows installed make sure that the removable strips holding the glass in are on the inside. If you already have windows with the removable strips on the outside, get superglue and seal the strips so that they cannot be pealed off.

Remember never forget to close all the windows when you leave home, especially ones that are accessible, e.g. upstairs bathroom window next to a drain pipe!.

What is a burglar looking for? A home with no burglar alarm. Any open windows. Piles of post in your porch. Ladders or tools left in your back garden.

If you do not have one already, it makes sense to fit a burglar alarm system. Aid Security fit and maintain various burglar alarm systems in homes and businesses across Dublin.  Of all the home burglaries over 90% were on homes with no home alarm system, according to Gardai. Of the homes burglarised, 70% hadn't switched on the burglar alarm system at the time.

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