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The Top Five Pieces of Hardware to Secure Your Home

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Top Five Pieces of Hardware to Secure Your Home

Thieves can be determined and have many ways of discovering if your current system has any weaknesses, so they can easily break into a home where safety and protected access have not been made enough of a priority. That’s why Lock Shop Direct has compiled this handy checklist of options for you to consider when putting together a watertight system to protect your home and belongings. Read on to discover how well protected your house currently is, and find out what you may need to obtain to ensure that you and your belongings and valuables are completely secure.

Door Locks with Key

Of course, the most straightforward item and the first that most people think of is a straightforward door lock. There is a wide variety of options when it comes to this supposedly simple piece of kit, with deadbolts, knob locks, nightlatches and levers making up the four that are most commonly used to protect domestic properties. Often, a combination of two or more locks or systems can be used for extra security. You can also obtain multipoint locking mechanisms that have been specially created for uPVC doors and other high security composite doors.

Digital Door Locks

If having a physical key to your door has you worrying about misplacing or dropping it and compromising your home’s security, you might prefer a digital version of the door lock. Similarly to key operated locks, digital locks can be placed on interior or exterior doors and can be accessed via a mechanical digital keypad, an electronic digital keypad or even a biometric approach such as the use of a fingerprint, meaning that only your unique information - be it a code or the pad of your finger - can allow access to your place of residence.

Window Locks

Windows are some of the most popular points for breaking and entering, so, whether you choose a simple catch, a “tilt and turn” system or something more high tech and sturdy, it’s important that you have some way of securing yours in a way that you trust to work under any circumstances. The glass used in modern windows is getting tougher by the year, which means attention is being turned to the frame and its inbuilt security system instead.


Padlocks are popular for gates and sheds, but can be used for a wide variety of other entrances and exits as well as storage areas and boxes. Whether you choose to use yours with a hasp and staple or with a durable chain, this type of lock is bound to ward off would be thieves, particularly when used in tandem with another security device. You can choose a padlock with a key or with a combination lock code depending on what you prefer. Both are extremely effective and very difficult to break into.


You can add a further layer of security to your valuable belongings by opting for a security safe. Most commonly made from steel with tough locks and the option of digital or key-based access, safes work best when hidden in an area of low traffic in your home, such as a wardrobe. Lock Shop Direct even stocks decoy safes - secure storage options disguised as everyday items such as rocks and food cans - and you can also embed your safe into the floor of a room and place furniture over it to hide it more effectively.

There are a great many other ways of ensuring that your home is secure, including the installation of effective burglar alarms, panic hardware and automatic security lighting. If you would like to talk through the available options and discover which items might best suit your home, all you need to do is contact the team of experts at Lock Shop Direct today. Their handy website includes measurement guides and detailed product descriptions to help you decide on your preferred set up, and their phone lines are open for sales information and general advice from Monday until Friday between 8.30 am and 5pm. Otherwise, you can email them on and a friendly and knowledgeable member of staff will respond to you as soon as possible. If you order your items before 5pm, you are eligible for next day delivery, and the cost of that delivery is free on orders that come to more than sixty pounds in total and are ordered to a location within the UK.

Author: Richard Nash

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