Picture the sun is shining, the bees are buzzing, and there seems to be a never-ending supply of teenagers loitering in every parking lot. These are just some of the scenes that bring images of summer, fun, and family vacations to the front of your mind.  And while summer is a time of sun, sand, and fun for many of us there are some precautions that need to be taken to prevent potential break-ins while you’re out enjoying the summer nights. During summer when people are more likely to spend time out of the home, there is an increased rate of burglaries.

There are a few simple steps that locksmiths recommend that you can take to further insure the safety of your home. Firstly, always make sure your doors are locked when you leave. This may seem like common sense, but even when you run down the street for a quick stop at the store make sure that your door and deadbolt are firmly in place. Make sure that you don’t forget your windows as well! Most homeowners have a tendency to overlook the many windows that are around your apartment that are a prime target for burglars, especially if they are outside a fire escape! Make sure that your valuables are out of view of windows or doorways as another preventative measure.

Our last piece of advice is to have a good lock in perfect working condition. If your locks are subpar or not in proper working condition, contact your local locksmiths to have your locks repaired or replaced so you can rest easy that your apartment is safe and secure while you are out.

Call Purple Locksmith today at (646) 665-4181 to make sure all your locks are safe and ready to protect your apartment, while you’re out enjoying summer! We services in the Upper Westside Manhattan, we know what it means to have proper locks, and will provide top quality products to keep you safe!