Ever wondered if your home is a potential target for burglary? Working as locksmiths in Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, and surrounding areas, we get a lot of questions about how to keep a safe home. We get questions like “What kind of equipment do you need?” and ” How should it look?”. The answer is that a lot of factors go into a safe home. To help with that a little, here is what a safe home looks like.

How Your Yard Should Look

Essentially, you need to have a safe home externally to ward off burglars. That means you need to have a nicely groomed yard free of structures people can sneak or hide behind. In addition, it’s best to keep wiring concealed. Burglars often look for wiring around the exterior of a house when scoping out a crime. This is because a savvy criminal can cut the wiring to disable the security system. That would be a disaster. Keep them concealed.

Most importantly, you should remember that no one wants to rob a home with people in it. Burglars are looking for homeowners who are away from their home for a long period. Automatic timers are great ways to turn lights on and off while you’re away. If they think you’re home, they’ll probably not rob your house tonight.

What Locks You Need

At A1 Lock and Safe, we’re proud to offer key duplication, electronic entry systems, and home lock replacements. Because of that, we’re passionate about homeowners having the right kinds of locks. They are essential to home security. These are a couple of the lock types we recommend:

  • Deadbolts- Provide the most security on residential doors. Because they don’t need springs, they’re a great way to lock your front door
  • Entry Lockset- These are great for medium level security. These are often combined with a deadbolt for maximum security.
  • Keyless- While not perfect for everyone, a high tech keyless door where only you know the combination is a great way to stay high tech safe

To learn more about these kinds of locks, check out our guide.

Dedicated Locksmiths By Your Side

More than anything, it’s important to have a team by your side to keep your home safe. If you want a team that can help, don’t hesitate to contact A1 Lock and Safe of North Carolina, your Durham and Chapel Hill Locksmiths. Being local and family-owned, we would appreciate nothing more than being your first choice for your locksmith and safe needs. Our full-service locksmith company offers services for residential properties, commercial buildings, vehicles, and we are available 24 hours a day. We are proud to offer affordable pricing on all services and we are known for providing the best work in Durham and surrounding areas. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today!