Here is the best bit of security advice anybody can give you, LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS when you leave the house. Now this may seem a little obvious, however every year there will be several hundreds of people who are burgled because they left the house and didn''t lock the door, it''s an actual fact. It takes a thief less than two minutes to open an unlocked door, as demonstrated to a "new" client by The Guardia Civil on one occasion. The same applies to the patio door, countless numbers of people leave for the pool through the patio door, claiming to be able to "keep an eye" on the open door, believe us, only a spider has that many eyes, do not be surprised if you have lost a little something when you go back.
Front door locks
When you buy a property new or old there is one thing of which you can be absolutely sure, you are not the only person to have held the keys. With every house sale there are numerous occasions when second, third, fourth sets of keys are cut, are handed out, and are subsequently lost, resulting in the fifth, sixth,,. They end up all over the place, which is why it is so important to have the lock(s) changed as soon as you can.
Extra patio and window locks
Patio doors are the easiest target for a burglar no matter what country you are in, one small bar or big screw driver is usually all it takes, except with the very best new doors, and if you don''t want to pay out every month for a burglar alarm then you should invest in second line defence. Extra locks on the doors and windows do not cost much, and they will save you from that opportunist thief, especially when used in conjunction with shutters or persianas.
Bars and gates
Rejas or the bars and railings that can be installed offer an even higher level of security; they do not need to be great big ugly things in front of the door or window either, these days they come in a wide variety of styles and colours, some solid, some folding and opening, some completely solid metal shutters, all you have to do is use them once they are installed, remember they offer no resistance if left unlocked and open.
Cupboard locks extra locks and lock repairs
If you rent your apartment out, or even if you just have friends and relatives stay and visit, you will probably appreciate having a private cupboard where you can keep personal items. This includes on occasions one side of a large wardrobe, so that you can come and go without having to carry clothes about every time. We can even build you a cupboard somewhere if it''s needed. Older properties may have fairly substandard locks on, which may from time to time jam, or slip inside, this includes older toilet door locks, in which case the best thing to do is replace them Before they trap somebody in or out, which has resulted in some extreemly costly major damage to the doors and frames, the best thing to do is call Seabreeze and Blue Sky.