The land of the cottage or adjacent sheds also becomes a warehouse, a depository for things that we don’t want to get rid of, even if they are worthless. Of course, thieves do not know this; the sight of easy loot is a reason for them to break windows and break down doors. And be sure to store the more valuable things in between in safety boxes or fasten them using the X Safety box locking mechanism. It is also great for the tools you use in the workshop.
From gate to shed
Lock all access to the land and properties without distinction. Each lock that a thief has to overcome increases the chance that he will change his mind about breaking in. Experts talk about the so-called ten-minute rule: if the thief does not get to the object by this time, he gives up. These ten minutes to overcome are reliably ensured by a high-quality cylinder liner certified in the 3rd or 4th class of resistance.
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Remember that a good lock belongs not only to the front door, but also to side entrances, gates, gates. They can be installed with a safety barrier or a loop complete with a padlock and thus send a clear signal to the thief. Equip objects in the garden with certified padlocks.
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- Find out if the municipality where you have a cottage uses one of the applications, such as Munipolis, to inform citizens. You can always be aware of the events in the village and the movement of people.
- Locks may not be in good condition after winter, changing temperatures and frosts could damage them. When you buy new ones, buy ones that have been tested to extreme conditions. You can recognize them by their icons and pictograms.
- Think about regular maintenance, lubricate the locks with a special lubricant, you will prevent jamming and the formation of rust.
Garages are underestimated
Thieves target terraced or free-standing garages. They are usually poorly secured, and at the same time they often find, among other things, power tools, tires, and expensive e-bikes. Therefore, protect the garage, preferably with a combination of several security elements: for example, an additional lock or blocking stop, preventing them from being pryed out, will help. Grilles can also be used as a fuse, put valuables in lockable boxes.
The new door should offer at least the 3rd security class, if there are valuable objects inside, then the RC2 class. This guarantees higher resistance and basic breakthrough tests in the event of a break-in attempt.
A garage door with automatic opening goes one step further. In those, the gearbox of the motorized drive is designed in such a way that they cannot be mechanically pryed out. Modern garage doors can also be connected to a so-called smart home system. Smart technology can also alert a person that something unusual is happening in the house or the adjacent garage.
Watch out for children and animals
In the case of doors that slide under the ceiling, due to freely moving children or pets, the safety feature against spring breakage is an important safety feature. In the case of doors with an electric drive, it is again the motor fuse. Thanks to it, the door automatically stops and returns to its original position when it encounters an obstacle.
Do you regularly check all locks and other security elements in your cottage or cottage after winter?
Yes, that goes without saying.
Not only after winter. After each arrival.
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What will delay thieves? Quality protected windows, doors and garage
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