This is the season when people are out on the prowl. Thieves are looking for easy targets and this means doors that may not be secured, windows left open and proof that people in the home have been shopping. You cannot stop a burglar from choosing your home to stop at but you can defend your home. There are several ways that you can lock down your home and make it as close to impossible for a thief to make his way in your home.

CA Lock and Key has some tips to protect your family from burglars.

Do you have the right door? This is the first area that you need to look at. Most people will try the handle and if that is locked they will give it a quick kick to enter the house. Any door that has a window in it has a weak point that can be broken in faster than you could dial a number. It is best to go with a door that is solid and has no window or spaces that are easy to break apart. Be sure that your door is fitted into the space provided appropriately. Having the right door can also take part in the next step of the security of your home.

Reinforce the Locks. This is the next step and very important in securing your house. You want to be sure that you have the right lock for your home but you also need to be sure that the lock is installed correctly. If it is off just by a small amount the lock will not engage all the way and will make it simple to kick open. You need to be sure that you have a secure lock on your sliding glass doors and windows as well. You also want to go one step further and instead of just using a lock on the door handle you should install a deadbolt. This is a lock that is not run on a spring and when engaged fully will not be able to be broken or picked. The key is the only way to get through this lock. It is also fully engaged in the door frame and that means the door when it is kicked will have to be broken all the way through the frame to get in which is extremely hard.

If you take time to look at these two areas of your home, you can rest assured that you have done what is best for residential home security. Contact CA Lock & Key for expert Locksmith Services in Burbank, Van Nuys, Long Beach, Thousand Oaks, Santa Clarita, Culver City, Northridge & West Los Angeles CA