LOCKLATCH™ ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Burglary Myths Busted!
November 21, 2019
You may be rightfully concerned about a burglary, and you are not alone. If you were to google burglary you will find countless resources telling you how to keep your property safe. We have some on our website and like with many things online, it pays to look for credible sources. To help you tell fact from fiction we’ve compiled this list of the ten most common burglary myths debunked. We hope that it helps you focus your attention in the right areas.
Make Your Windows Burglar Proof
September 21, 2019
Windows are fantastic, they allow us to appreciate the world outside; they help make our living spaces feel more open and connected; and they let fresh air into our homes. There is one major downside though, they provide a potential entry point for burglars and home invaders. A recent study showed that 23% of burglars gain access to a home through ground floor windows, making it the second most commonly used point of entry. That’s why it’s important to consider window security and burglar proofing your windows, as one of the most important aspects of your home security plan. To help you turn your home into a fortress we’ve collected some window security tips to help ensure your windows are burglar proof.
Five Home Invasion Prevention Tips
September 4, 2019
When it comes to statistics around home invasions, they can paint a truly terrifying picture. According to a United States Department of Justice Report, 38% of assaults and 60% of rapes occur during home invasions. Over 2 million homes are broken into every year, which equates to roughly 4500 break-ins per day! When you look back it appears this is a rising trend. Between 1994 and 2010 the average of break-ins per year was just over a million, so numbers have doubled since then. Our homes are the one place where we should feel 100% safe but this clearly isn’t the case. So to help make your home safer, we’ve collected five tips to help you prevent a home invasion.
4 Innovative Home Security Products You Didn’t Know You Needed
July 4, 2019
Auditing and evaluating your home security should be an ongoing process. Your home security systems need to move with the times, as the world and technology changes. It is important that you take the time to take stock of your home security looking at potential weaknesses where burglars can gain entry. To assist you in keeping up to date with the latest advancements in home security, we’ve put together this list of 4 innovative home security products for your perusal.
6 Purrfect Ways to Keep Cats Away
June 27, 2019
To help with the relatively common issue of trying to keep neighborhood cats out of you house and garden, we have compiled a list of 6 useful solutions for deterring cats.
Let’s Talk About Child Window Safety
June 18, 2019
In 2011 the journal Pediatrics published an 18-year study that showed more than 5000 children are admitted to hospital each year with injuries sustained from falling out of windows. Over the course of the 18 year study a staggering 98 400 children were involved in window safety related injuries deemed serious enough for a hospital visit. That’s why we’ve put together this Child Window Safety primer to help you keep your little one’s safe.
You Are What You Breath: 7 Health Benefits of Fresh Air
May 15, 2019
Fresh air is good. This statement shouldn’t need too much explanation. After all air is essential to our survival. A human being can go days without water, and even weeks without food, but just three minutes without air can be fatal. It stands to reason that the quality and freshness of the air we breathe is an essential factor in our continued good health and wellbeing.
10 Simple Apartment Security Tips
April 29, 2019
When it comes to security apartments and standalone homes are very different. While there are some general principles that apply to both, such as getting to know your neighbors or keeping your valuables out of sight, the fact of the matter is that the open access nature of an apartment block comes with its own unique security challenges. In today’s article we wanted to take a look at some of our favorite home security tips. LockLatch is first and foremost a security product and in our day-to-day dealings with clients, security is often the topic of conversation. Needless to say we’ve picked up quite a few good tips over the years that specifically apply to people living in apartments and wanted to share them with you.
5 Window Stoppers & Locks for Better Home Security
April 11, 2019
Window security is hardly a new topic. Windows remain one of the most common ways for intruders to gain entry into a home. Luckily this means that there are already a wide variety of window stoppers and locks aimed at improving your home security.
10 Tips for Preventing & Surviving a Home Invasion
March 4, 2019
Staying proactive and ensuring that your home security system is robust is the best way to stop burglaries and home invasions before they happen. However, if the worst occurs and you find yourself in a home invasion, we have put together 10 tips on preventing and surviving one.
Tips to Reduce the Risk of Home Invasions
October 9, 2018
When it comes to protecting yourself from home invasions you can never be too careful. Whether you live in a leafy suburb, a rural community or in the inner city, there is always the chance you could fall victim to an opportunistic robber or home invasion syndicate. Read on for tips on how to secure your home and reduce the risk of a home invasion.
LockLatch for Residential Security
November 24, 2017
Undeniably, safety is always a cause for concern for property owners and renters alike. Today, residential security is available in all shapes and sizes but maintaining the aesthetics of our property without losing important security conscious functions is a hard balance to achieve. No longer is this impossible, introducing the all-new LockLatch!
Home Security and Home Safety
December 14, 2016
A recent report in CNN shows that violent crimes and burglaries are on the rise, and this only goes to show how important home security is. Regardless where you live in the US, being able to protect your home is a necessity, and the best way to do is to set up layers of security.
Crime in the US
October 4, 2016
Although crime reports say crime in the US has seen a general decrease over the last 25 years, in May of this year a document released by the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association, show a 9 percent increase in violent crime nationwide. The New York Times reported at the time that no one could agree on why 2016 was showing a spike (noting the heroin epidemic, gang violence and economic factors as some possible theories) and whether or not we should be concerned.
10 Easy and Effective Home Security Tips
September 15, 2016
Home security is vitally important to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones but finding ways to protect your home doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg! Here are 10 home security tips and tricks to improve your home security today.
7 DIY Home Security Tips You Can Do This Weekend
September 10, 2016
We all know that securing the home is paramount, but home safety protocols can sometime be a costly business. However, increasing your home security doesn’t have to cost a fortune or require installation experts. Whether you are a DIY guru or a novice, we’ve put together seven easy DIY home security projects to help you make quick changes to dramatically improve home security this weekend.
Caravan Security and Trailer Security Made Easy With LockLatch
September 2, 2016
We at LockLatch™ understand how important caravan security and trailer security is, whether it’s your permanent home or you’re camping, on the road or storing your motor home for the winter. Keeping unwanted animals and petty thieves out without compromising on ventilation, is a constant struggle. Which is exactly the frustration we set out to eliminate in the easiest, most cost effective way when we designed LockLatch™.
Home Security Tips and Tricks for Your Vacation Home
Whether you’ve just spent the most amazing week at your vacation home or you’re the proud owner of brand new vacation property to rent out, safety and home security are always a concern. We’ve put together this vacation home security checklist full of home security tips and tricks and DIY home security advice to help you make your holiday home more secure and ultimately give you better peace of mind.
11 Home Security Tips for Women who are Home Alone
Home security and home safety are always on the forefront of our minds. This can be particularly more stressful for women who find themselves home alone when their partners are out of town. This is because it leaves us more vulnerable than usual. To help you feel more secure, and increase your safety during these times, we’ve put together this 11 easy-to-follow home security tips for when you’re home alone.
Uses of a LockLatch™
September 1, 2016
LockLatch™ is a new type of lockable latch that is great for window and door security because it allows you to leave any door or window open but locked! It’s ideal to add to your home security armory, but is not a replacement for other burglar proofing including electric fencing, beams, lighting, dogs and so on. LockLatch is also a true DIY home security product and shouldn’t take more than 11 to 18 minutes to fit. It’s made from C304 stainless steel and comes with a lifetime guarantee. It’s ideal for creating safe ventilation while preventing opportunistic theft, window falls and is an alternative to a dog door or cat door creating access points for your pets.
LockLatch™: The Only Window Ventilation Lock You Will Need
When it comes to child safety and home security, window restrictors or latches are essential. Not only do window ventilation locks afford you the luxury of keeping your windows open for ventilation while still having them locked for home security, but they ensure that your children cannot fall through open windows, a huge concern for parents. Add to that the fact that windows are a popular entry point for burglars, latch locks and window restrictors are paramount if you want to protect your home. Which is why we designed the ultimate window restrictor, LockLatch™ making it affordable and easier to get your home secure and child safe no matter what type of windows you have!
LockLatch: Child Window Guards Made Easy
According to studies, thousands of children under the age of 4 are injured in the home every year, which of course makes child safety a top concern. One of the leading ways to make your home safer and give you maximum peace of mind is through child safety locks for windows. Which is where we come in!
7 Must-Have Boat Accessories
August 30, 2016
As many boating experts will tell you, there are certain things that you can not live without while at sea and when docked. They may seem simple, but these boat gear items are not only vital for safety, but also for comfort and boat security. For new boat owners and seasoned sailors alike, we’ve collected and put together a list of must-have boat accessories and items to get you started or to keep you in check.
8 Changes to Make This Summer to Increase Home Security
August 29, 2016
Summer is finally here and we have the time to do those things around the house we’ve been meaning to do all year. Whether you are looking to upgrade your house security systems, looking for ways how to improve home security in general or just want add extra security measures to protect your home while on summer vacation, now is the time do it.
7 Tips to Improve Home Safety for Kids
August 26, 2016
Whether you are a new parent or have friends with children, home safety for kids is paramount. As young children start to explore, there are so many hazardous things in your home to identify. To help you navigate this, we have put together eight top tips from a variety of resources that increase home safety for kids.
Home Safety Checklist
Have small children or elderly parents in the home? Want to protect your home a little more from criminals? Keeping your home safe and secure, is a top concern for all of us. Doing regular home checks to ensure safety in the home, is essential. However, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve put together a quick home safety checklist, including house security, child safety and home safety tips so that you can regularly ensure your home and family are safe and sound.
9 Home Security Tips When You’re Home Alone
August 24, 2016
With petty theft and burglary on the rise, home security is of particular concern to people living alone. Your home is your sanctuary and tips for home safety can go a long way to making you feel more secure and therefore giving you more peace of mind. We’ve collected these 9 home security tips and tricks so you can prevent opportunistic theft and enjoy your alone time worry free!
9 Tips to Secure Your Home While Remodeling
August 23, 2016
Planning on remodeling and worried about home security? We have some tips for you when remodeling or renovating your home is stressful enough without the added anxiety of residential security. Whether the job is big or small, renovating exposes your home to extra security threats, and trying to monitor your extra property visitors – contractors, builders and handyman – can feel like a full time job! We’ve got you covered, with these 9 home security tips to ensure peace of mind during your renovations.
General and Safe Ventilation with LockLatch™
August 22, 2016
As any homeowner or tenant will tell you, the balance between home security and keeping your home ventilated safely is a constant battle. We all like to enjoy fresh air and to give our pets unlimited, easy access, but keeping our home from being stuffy by leaving windows and doors open can be a huge house security risk. Not any more! LockLatch™ latch locks are the definitive window latches and door catches, ensuring your home has general and safe ventilation!
How to Increase Boat Security
August 21, 2016
LockLatch’s latch design was first thought of by Anthony Bairos, an avid sailor and founder of Locklatch, while he was sailing off the Brazilian coast. So it’s safe to say, like all boating enthusiasts, we know exactly how important it is to have peace of mind when it comes to ventilation, storage and marina security. No matter the kind of boat you own, we’ve put together this: how to keep your boat secure and safe guide, full of security tips and tricks to protect your pride and joy.
7 Things Your Handyman Won’t Tell You (But Every Homeowner Should Know)
Whether you’re thinking about doing home repairs, a full remodel or just some light fixing up around the house, there are things that your handyman or contractor may not tell you. Not all of us are DIY inclined and navigating the job from a homeowner’s point of view can seem complicated. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 7 things your handyman won’t tell you, but every homeowner should know.
7 Home Security Tips That’ll Cost you Nothing
August 20, 2016
If you are looking to increase home security for minimal costs, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. Improving your house security against opportunistic threat will dramatically give you more peace of mind. However, making these changes doesn’t have to cost you the earth With some simple DIY home security projects and some double checking, your home can be more secure in no time. Here are 7 home security tips we have put together that will cost you nothing.
LockLatch™ – A clever South African latch invention with “world wide” protection through PCT Applications
August 3, 2016
They say that necessity is the mother of all invention and in the case of South African inventor, Anthony Bairos, this couldn’t be truer. Some time ago while sailing along the North East Coast of Brazil, Anthony frequently moored in marinas where he experienced a spate of burglaries and poor marine security as a result of keeping his yacht hatch open for ventilation when going ashore.
4 Reasons Why Your Home Needs Proper Ventilation
June 27, 2016
Having proper ventilation in the home is about more than just comfort. Whether you have a ventilation system at home or use natural ventilation, good ventilation ensures you keep the fresh air in and the volatile organic compounds and condensation out! Here are four very important health reasons why house ventilation is so important.
8 Tips To Prevent Home Invasion
March 2, 2016
View this 4 minute clip on DIY home security tips and ideas for home security products.
Home Security Tips
Watch this video and get some tips on securing you home.