Keeping your home or business secure is a very important issue. Fit the best locks that you can afford but use a common sense approach to security too. The best security comes from following sensible checks and making sure that any security systems are activated before you leave the premises or before you retire for the night.
Take simple measures to protect your property or goods. For example, Elite Security bike alarms or a simple chain lock as bike security will make it far less likely that an opportunistic thief will steal your bike. Make it more difficult for a potential thief and they will move on to another less well protected item. Elite security ppoint out that 80% of bikes are stolen from home so this is where you need the highest security you can get. Security cables with numbered codes or anchors to fix your bike to an immovable object are simple but effective.
Security chains can also be used to protect you from intruders at home.An Almax door chain is ideal for an elderly or vulnerable person, as it gives them thinking time.While you are at home, fit an internal chain to outside doors, so that you can open the door just enough to see who is calling before allowing them access to your home. Always engage the multi-point door locks on uPVC doors and double lock when you go out.
Choosing a chain
Choose a chain with thick, solid links as this will be far more difficult to cut through. Go for a heavyweight stainless steel chain which can be wrapped in protective plastic to prevent scratching bike paintwork. A door chain should be solid and allow the door to open just far enough to see who is there but not enough thta a hand can be pushed through to release it.
Where you fix your chain to is as important as the chain itself. A fixed ground anchor is best for home security. If you are out and need to chain you bike uses a solid fixed anchor such as a fixed bench or railings so that a thief cannot load your bike into the back of their vehicle.
Without becoming paranoid, be aware of the potential risks around you. Don't leave yourself vulnerable and always ask for identity from strangers at your door. If in doubt, close the door and use your phone to check that the caller is who they say they are. Genuine callers will not be offended.