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6 Purrfect Ways to Keep Cats Away

So you have a problem. A neighborhood cat keeps invading your space. There are two possible scenarios at play here, either you are a cat lover with your own kitties and a neighborhood Tom or inquisitive stray keeps invading their territory; or you have no cats, but...

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6 Tips for Better Caravan Ventilation

Preparing for a caravan holiday can be daunting. It doesn’t matter whether you’re slipping away for a low-key weekend or finally embarking on that vacation you’ve been dreaming about for years. An increasing number of people in the UK are considering the kind of...

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Let’s Talk About Child Window Safety

When it comes to child proofing your home certain areas are a given. Things like padding sharp corners or blocking off staircases are obvious places to start, but one area that should be of great concern to parents who have double story homes or live in apartments, is...

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7 Ways To Keep Your Boat Ventilated

Keeping your boat well ventilated isn’t just a question of comfort it is also an important part of reducing maintenance and wear and tear on your boat. This is especially true for wooden boats or boats with wooden finishes as poor ventilation can lead to the build-up...

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Keeping Your Home Ventilated all Year Round

Home ventilation might seem like more of a concern for the summer or the spring, but ensuring the circulation of fresh air should be a priority all year round. When it’s cold outside our first instinct is to shut out the outside world to keep heat in your home and...

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5 Tips to Keep Monkeys Out of Your Home

If you live in an area with wild monkeys, you probably already know just how these stealthy and intelligent animals can wreak havoc in a home. This has led to many cases of monkeys being shot or poisoned when they damage property, but we stand against this kind of...

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Home Security Tips

10 Easy Steps to Prevent Home Invasions. Watch this video and get some great tips on securing you home!   Further reading: 8 Tips to Improve Home Safety for Kids Our 10 Top Home Security Tips for Improved Home Safety LockLatch Features &...

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You Are What You Breath: 7 Health Benefits of Fresh Air

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...

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10 Simple Apartment Security Tips

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...

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5 Window Stoppers & Locks for Better Home Security

If you’re looking for ways to improve the safety of your home, then this article is a good place to start. Doors and windows are by far the most common entry points for burglars and home invaders, and so focussing your security upgrades on these two areas means you...

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Security Tips To Prevent Home Invasions

Usually you would expect an article on home invasions and home security to start with some frightening statistics peppered with a sprinkling of fear mongering. And while the issue of home invasion (also referred to as aggravated burglary) is never a pleasant subject...

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LockLatch®: The Versatile & Lockable Latch Lock

It’s all there in the name, LockLatch® is a lockable window or door latch lock. This simple, yet ingenious, home security product allows you to leave your doors and windows open but locked. The simplicity and versatility of LockLatch® means it can solve a wide range...

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8 Tips to Improve Home Safety for Kids

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...

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5 Ways You Can Be Better Prepared For a Home Invasion

Home invasion is something that we all worry about at one point or another. It’s normal. The world can be a worrying place. We share it with individuals who have no problem taking what does not belong to them. This in itself is not as scary as it is annoying, but what...

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10 Home Security Tips to Make Your Home a Castle

An Englishman’s home is his castle. It’s an adage we all know. And while it may be a little outdated these days, the message still rings true. Castles were built to be secure; to serve as a safe place where we can eat, sleep and spend time with our loved ones. That’s...

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10 Home Security Tips to Keep Your Home Safe

When it comes to home security tips to keep you and your family safe, you can never get enough advice. If we’re honest with each other, South Africa continues to struggle with crime. It’s not a secret. Statistics from the Africa Check Organisation* show that our...

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Tips to Reduce the Risk of Home Invasions

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....

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Caravan Window Security

If you already own a caravan, you’ll know the joys and freedom it can bring to planning holidays, but you can’t deny that caravan window security and safe ventilation is always an issue. Stuffy caravans, whether you’re inside are some of the main complaints for many...

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Home Security and Estate Living

Home security tips are easy to come by, and there are many devices and measures you can take to improve the general security of your home. However, the installation of slam-lock gates, burglar bars or complicated alarm systems can be expensive, and for people who own...

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Better Home Security to Protect Your Home

Whether you're at home sleeping or out and about, home security is your solution to peace of mind. If you’re looking for solutions on how to secure your home there are answers everywhere. Whether you live alone, with your family or in a house share, our homes are our...

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LockLatch for Residential Security

LockLatch for Residential Security

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...

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General & Safe Ventilation With LockLatch®

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...

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8 Caravan Security and Safety Tips

Summer is in full swing and there’s nothing better than taking the caravan up the coast for a little weekend R&R. However, as any caravan owner will tell you, there are two main concerns when caravaning – ventilation and security. To help you navigate these...

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Burglary Prevention Through Use of Window & Door Restrictors

Burglary Prevention Through Use of Window & Door Restrictors

How window and door restrictors aid in burglary prevention and influence criminal behaviour in communities An overview of burglary and other household theft in England and Wales, by LockLatch Limited Feeling  safe and being safe in your own home are two completely...

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The letter a Dad does not want to write

Last week my daughter phoned me following an increase in crime in the area including home invasions involving some of Kate’s close friends. The phone call took me aback, but once I’d collected my thoughts I wrote this e mail to Kate. We've published it here in case...

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5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of a Home Invasion

The thought of a home invasion leaves a lot of us feeling vulnerable and afraid for our family’s well-being. However, there are some things we can do to help prevent and deter this type of crime so that we can feel more secure and in control and thus, having more...

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Our Top 10 Home Security Tips

Here are our top 10 home security tips to increase your home’s security as we know there’s simply nothing worse than coming home to discover your home has been broken into and ransacked. So while you might not be able to install a moat, there are some clever home...

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Home Security and Home Safety

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...

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LockLatch™ The Only Window Restrictor You Will Need

When it comes to child safety and home security, window restrictors are essential. Not only do they afford you the luxury of keeping your windows open for ventilation while still having them locked for security, they also ensure that your children cannot fall through...

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LockLatch™ Window Safety Lock Made Easy

According to studies, close to 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...

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General and safe ventilation with LockLatch™

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. However, keeping our home from being stuffy and...

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Your Complete Home Safety and Home Security Checklist

Your Complete Home Safety and Home Security Checklist

Is your home as safe and secure as you think? At LockLatch we understand that as a South African, protecting your home and our loved ones is the number one priority. Which is why we’ve put together this comprehensive home safety and home security checklist of...

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Crime in the US

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...

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Burglar Proofing Your Home

You have an alarm, security gates and private security, but how safe is your home? When it comes to home safety and protecting your home, you can never be too careful. Home security tweaks are essential in protecting your home against criminals who are targeting your...

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8 Home Security Tips from Burglars

Sometimes we think we’re being diligent about DIY home security, making assumptions on how a would-be burglar sees your home. But have you ever wondered what exactly a burglar is thinking? We scoured the internet looking for tips straight from the horse’s mouth and...

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Hijacking Crime Stats and Hijacking Safety Tips

The crime rate in South Africa is at an all time high with a big increase in aggravated robbery seen over the last two years. Hijackings in South Africa are a big contributor to this. Virtual Police crime statistics note that since the carjacking crime reprieve...

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10 Easy and Effective Home Security Tips

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: Home Safety Tip #1:...

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7 DIY Home Security Tips You Can Do This Weekend

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...

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Caravan Security and Trailer Security Made Easy With LockLatch

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...

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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. Because vacation homes spend a lot of the time unoccupied, security checks are...

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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...

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Uses of a LockLatch™

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 armoury, but is not a replacement for other burglar proofing including...

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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...

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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...

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7 Must-Have Boat Accessories

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...

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8 Changes to Make This Summer to Increase Home Security

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...

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7 Tips to Improve Home Safety for Kids

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...

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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...

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9 Home Security Tips When You’re Home Alone

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...

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9 Tips to Secure Your Home While Remodeling

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...

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How to Increase Boat Security

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...

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7 Home Security Tips That’ll Cost you Nothing

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...

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Observation: A Way of Lowering the Crime Rate in South Africa

If you have experienced violence in South Africa first hand or have found yourself a victim of the rising crime stats in South Africa, we don’t have to tell you how traumatic it can be. However, being able to identify everything about your attacker and the attack goes...

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Home Safety Checklist

Have small children or elderly parents in the home? Want to make your home a little safer 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...

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Dog Door Training Tips

You know what they say, teaching an old dog (or a new puppy for that matter)  new tricks is never easy.  So if you are planning on getting a dog door, or a doggy door replacement, you will want to read this! We have gathered some dog door tips from across the...

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The Crimes That South Africans Fear Most

A survey about crime in South Africa conducted by Statistics South Africa focusing on crime stats sa has listed the crimes which South Africans are most afraid to fall victim to in the country. The [Victims of Crime Survey for 2014/2015] looked at home security in...

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8 Changes to Make this Summer to Increase Security at Home

Don’t let the rainy days fool you, summer is finally here! Meaning 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...

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4 Reasons Why Your Home Needs Proper Ventilation

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...

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4 Reasons Why Your Home Needs Proper Ventilation

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...

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4 Do’s and Don’ts to Survive a Home Invasion

There is no denying it , home invasions are unfortunately on the rise in South Africa and home invaders are one of the scariest types of criminals we are facing. One of the biggest home invasion safety mistakes is thinking that it could never happen to us and not...

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7 Home Security Tips That’ll Cost You Nothing

  If you are looking to increase home security for minimal costs, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. Improving your home security against opportunistic threat will dramatically give you more peace of mind. However, making these changes doesn’t have...

read more

7 Must-Have Boat Accessories

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...

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4 Tips When Choosing a Dog Door

If you have just adopted your first puppy, have moved house or need a new dog door, then this is the blog for you! Choosing the right type of doggy door is paramount to ensuring your dog’s happiness, that you are not inconvenienced and that your home security is not...

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Cat Flap Buying Guide

If you’re looking for pet access for your cat and don’t know where to start, you have come to the right place! We know how trying to find the right cat door or cat door alternative can be tricky so we’ve put together this cat flap buying guide to help you choose. Step...

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Baboon Deterrents: 5 Ways to Protect Your Home From Baboons

If you live in an area plagued by baboons and have been unlucky enough to have had such an invasion, we don’t have to tell you how much damage they can cause. Baboon behaviour can cause havoc… They are smart and relentless and protecting your home against baboons can...

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9 Home Security Tips for When You’re Home Alone

With petty theft and burglary on the rise in the UK, 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...

read more

5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Home Invasions

Home invasions in South Africa are unfortunately on the rise, leaving a lot of us feeling vulnerable and afraid for our family’s well-being. However, there are some things we can do to help prevent and deter this type of violent crime so that we can feel more secure...

read more

Home Security Tips

Watch this video and get some tips on securing you home.   It's filmed in the US but has some ideas on how to prevent burglary for SA.   Further reading: Caravan Security & Safety Hijack Prevention Tips Near Your Home 10 Home Security Tips to Keep Your...

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8 Tips to Improve Home Safety for Kids

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...

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LockLatch™: The Best Doggy Door Alternative

When it comes to pet access, we at LockLatch™ have keen insights into why it’s so important that your family dog has comfortable access in and out of the home. We also understand the problems pet owners face when choosing the right doggy door. Having the right dog...

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LockLatch: Child Safety Window Locks Made Easy

According to UK studies, close to 500,000 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...

read more

LockLatch™: The Only Window Restrictor You Will Need

When it comes to child safety and home security, window restrictors are essential. Not only do they afford you the luxury of keeping your windows open for ventilation while still having them locked for security, but they ensure that your children cannot fall through...

read more

General and Safe Ventilation with LockLatch™

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...

read more

Caravan Security Made Easy With LockLatch

We at LockLatch™ understand how important caravan security is, whether you’re camping, on the road or storing your motorhome for the winter. Keeping unwanted animals and petty thieves out when you’re exploring, without compromising on ventilation, is a constant...

read more

Uses of a LockLatch™

LockLatch™ is a new type of lock 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 house security armoury, but is not a replacement for other burglar proofing including electric...

read more

Video: Beat the Burglar

This police video gives some useful home security tips including ideas for window security, window catches, latches, door locks and various security locks.

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Video: How To Secure Your Home

Watch this short video, it's got some useful home security tips including window security, security locks for doors, window latches and other useful ideas.   For more on safety & security: Protecting your home 8 Home Security Tips from Burlgars

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8 Tips To Prevent Home Invasion

View this 4 minute clip on DIY home security tips and ideas for home security products. Read more on home safety: 10 Tips for Preventing and Serving a Home Invasion General and Safe Ventilation with LockLatch Crime in the US

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Home Security Tips

Watch this video and get some tips on securing you home.   Read more on safety and security: General and Safe Ventilation with LockLatch 9 Home Security Tips When You're Home Alone Tips to Reduce the Risk of Home Invasions Child Window Safety...

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8 Tips To Prevent Home Invasion

View this 4 minute clip on DIY home security tips and ideas for home security products. It's filmed in the United States, but definitely pertains to South Africa as well.   Further reading: Your Complete Home & Safety Checklist 4 Innovative Home Security...

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9 Tips to Keep Your Home Secure While Renovating

Renovating and worried about security?  We have some tips for you!  Remodelling or renovating your home is stressful enough without the added anxiety of home security. Whether the job is big or small, renovating exposes your home to extra security threats, and trying...

read more

How to Keep Your Boat Safe and Secure

LockLatch’s 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...

read more

Caravan Security and Safety – 8 Tips

Summer is in full swing and there’s nothing better than taking the caravan up the coast for a little weekend r&r. However, as any caravan owner will tell you, there are two main concerns when caravaning - ventilation and security. To help you navigate these...

read more

7 DIY Home Security Tips You Can Do This Weekend

We all know that securing the home is paramount, but 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...

read more

Security Tips for Your Holiday Home

Whether you've just spent the most amazing week at your holiday home or you’re the proud owner of brand new vacation property to rent out, safety and security are always a concern. Because holiday homes spend a lot of the time unoccupied, security checks are vitally...

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10 Things You Never Knew About Home Security

You have an alarm company, you have latched the doors, and joined the neighbourhood watch, but is your home as safe and secure as it could be? Here are 10 things you probably never knew about home security for added peace of mind. 1. Safes are not always safe. We can...

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7 Key Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Dog Door

Dog doors are essential in ensuring that your furry friends get the freedom and exercise they need without comprising on your home safety. With so many doggy doors out there, choosing just the right one that your dog will easily adapt to, while still considering...

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7 Home Security Tips That Cost Nothing

7 Step Action Plan JOIN your Neighbourhood Watch and local WhatsApp Group. Neighbourhood Watches have been a great source of information for SAPS and Security Service Providers. And when used properly, WhatsApp Groups allow for the quick communication of any criminal...

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