Security House Needed? Complete Explanation & Tips

Home security needed

Home security needed

Your home is the place where you feel most secure. Unfortunately, burglaries are common in our country, about 230 times a day. How can you ensure the best security home?

We at Locksmith 365 in Amsterdam like to make life difficult for burglars. We install locks that are very difficult to break open. We are also happy to give you advice on securing your home.

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To best protect your home from burglary, it is helpful to know more about burglars. The police distinguish between 2 types of burglars:

  • Professional burglars: These burglars do thorough preparation before invading somewhere. They have a lot of expertise. They are usually men and are often part of a gang. Professional burglars are only interested in a big haul. They will skip an average residential home.
  • Occasional burglars:  These burglars are only interested in one thing: loot that is quick and easy to get. They use simple tools such as a screwdriver and do not make a comprehensive plan. As many as 80% of burglaries are committed by casual burglars.

Security House in General

Burglars prefer to work as quickly as possible. Above all, they don’t want to be caught. home security
These criminals are attracted to dark places, such as a back entrance that is
is poorly lit or a front door that is out of sight due to plants and trees.

Therefore, provide adequate lighting and visibility in places where burglars may enter. Burglars usually strike when people are away.
So our advice is to watch out with social media.

Are you going on vacation? Don’t put that on Facebook or on Twitter.
Inform your neighbors if you are going away for a while.

Burglars often read obituaries and strike during funerals.
If you are going to a funeral, it is best to have someone you trust watch your home.

The Danger of Open Doors and Windows

The danger of open doors and windows

The danger of open doors and windows

Closed doors sometimes have unpleasant consequences, but so do open doors. Sneaking in is when a criminal enters your home without causing harm. This could be, for example, when you have the back door open in the summer and go upstairs for a while. Someone sees his or her opportunity and steals your valuable property.

Criminals move very quickly. For example, a burglary lasts only 30 seconds on average. In the case of burglary, criminals do not need to first force your lock or break a window. They can just go through the open door. That saves a lot of time.

Burglary can also occur if your key is stolen or you lose your key and can be traced to your home. The thief can then simply use your key to open your door.

The babbling trick is a common way for criminals to get into your home. A or several people try to enter your home with an excuse, such as that they are from a power company and are coming to check your meter.

Never just open up to strangers and always check someone’s identification. You can have a peephole installed by Locksmith 365 that allows you to see who is at the door.

Security Windows and Doors

Your windows and doors are the entryways to your home. When you leave, lock doors and windows . There is one method burglars like to use: angling. A burglar tries to push down your door handle with a stick, a clothes hanger or something similar. With a door locked, angling does not work.

What is very important for your home security is hardware. With a good lock, you make the chances of a burglary much smaller. Casual burglars usually do not work with sophisticated tools. At most, they carry a hammer or a screwdriver. They can break open a simple lock, but not an advanced one.
Below you can see a good example of this.

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Burglar Alarm

Need home security - have a burglar alarm installed

Need home security – have a burglar alarm installed

A burglar alarm signals when someone is entering or trying to enter your home. Most alarm systems emit sound when this happens. However, there are also silent alarms that only alert the police. You can choose an alarm system that also detects fire. This way you kill two birds with one stone.

Would you like an alarm system? Choose a burglar alarm from a Borg or a VEB company (VEB: Association of European Security Companies). These companies have a lot of expertise and know which alarm system is best for your situation.

Police Hallmark Safe Housing

A home with certified locks from the SKG is one of the requirements to get a Police Quality Mark for Safe Living. To reduce the number of burglaries, the Politie Keurmerk Veilig Wonen was established in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The seal of approval was part of the police. Today, there are several Police Quality Mark Safe Living companies that encourage businesses and individuals to better secure their properties.

If a commercial building or home meets the requirements of the Police Quality Mark Safe Living, it receives a sticker that is placed on the window near the front and back door. Your home is 50% less likely to be broken into with the seal of approval. The following are the requirements of the Police Quality Mark Secure Living for your property:

  • Residents have been informed about burglary prevention.
  • There is adequate lighting at the door.
  • Smoke detectors are installed on each floor.
  • The front door is easy to see from the street.
  • All doors and windows are secured by locks with the SKG certificate.

Most Burglary Resistant Locks: With SKG Hallmark

What is a merit pen lock, what pen lock brands are there? Are these mortise locks breakable? You can find this out very easily. In the Netherlands, there is a special seal of approval for locks from the Foundation for Quality Facade Construction (SKG). This is an independent foundation that tests, inspects and certifies locks. A lock only receives a seal if it meets the strict requirements of the SKG.

A label can have one, two or three stars:

  • 1 star: burglar-resistant
  • 2 stars: heavy burglar resistance
  • 3 stars: extra heavy burglar resistance

Would you like a lock with the SKG seal of approval? At Locksmith 365, we replace your old lock with one with the SKG seal of approval. There are several locks to choose from:

  • Slip-on locks: Overhead locks are also called cylinder locks. These locks were mainly installed until the 1980s and 1990s. In fact, the padlocks were very easy to force. However, with a new padlock with the SKG seal of approval, your home is very well protected against burglars.
  • Mortise locks: Mortise locks are small but resistant to burglary. The convenience of a mortise lock is that it can be locked from both the inside and the outside.
  • Accessory locks: These locks are used in addition to a main lock. Having more than one lock on a window or door makes it much more difficult for burglars to break in.
  • Multi-point locks: With a multipoint lock, you actually have a master lock and secondary locks in one. This is because a multi-point lock locks in several places at once. However, you operate the lock from a single point.

An anti-intrusion strip: the perfect remedy against burglars

An anti-intrusion strip aims to stop unwanted intruders at the door or window. If you fit doors and windows with anti-intrusion strips, it is not possible to get between door and doorframe or window and window frame from the outside with a crowbar, screwdriver or other tool.

Your door or window remains unopened, even to the most experienced burglar. In other words, with an anti-intrusion strip, you will prevent a break-in.

Our Service

We at Locksmith 365 can replace your old lock and install a better new lock. We can do much more for you:

What other work does Locksmith 365 perform?

In addition to installing anti-niche cylinders and security fittings with anti-niche protection, we perform more work.


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Request a quote? Email your inquiry to You will receive a response within 4 hours. Our prices are according to our terms and conditions.

Our Work Area

Our office is located in the center of Amsterdam. Our working area is therefore Amsterdam and the surrounding area. In these places, our locksmiths will come to your location:

Therefore THE Locksmith of Amsterdam

We consider ourselves the locksmith of Amsterdam. You must be wondering why. In fact, we at Locksmith 365 are the only locksmith where you have all these benefits:

  • Do you need our help? We will be beside you within 30 minutes.
  • You can reach us day and night.
  • In 95% of cases, we have your lock open within 8 minutes.
  • Our locksmiths are happy to give you a consultation on burglary prevention. It is completely free, by the way.
  • We open your door 100% damage-free.
  • Our locksmiths have years of experience and can open all locks, including security locks.
  • Residential burglary protection is one of our specialties.

Contact info

Have a burglary prevented by Locksmith 365. You can always reach us: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are always at your service. Do you have any questions or comments? Contact us at 06-19377776. You can stop by our office at this address:

Address: Rustenburgerstraat 155 H

Postal code 1073 EZ

Place name: Amsterdam

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides installing secu strips , what measures can I apply to prevent a burglary?

Other burglary prevention actions we recommend to our customers:

  • Have security locks installed by Locksmith 365
  • Choose locks that possess the SKG seal of approval
  • Provide lighting at both front and back doors
  • Have an alarm system installed

It’s a holiday, but I need lock service right away. Do you also operate on holidays?
Yes! 24/7 we are at your disposal. Even on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Within 30 minutes we will be at your door.

I would like to secure my home against burglary. Do you also install security locks?
In addition to standard locks, we also install security locks. We install a variety of security locks that have the SKG seal of approval. From 1 to 3 stars. These locks are of very high quality because they meet the highest standards. This makes them very difficult to force by burglars.

Do you also open, replace, install and repair locks at commercial properties?
We not only take care of homes, but also commercial properties. Locksmith 365 has left thousands of business property owners satisfied.

How can I pay?
At locksmith 365, you have the choice of several payment options. Would you like to pay in cash or by pin or iDeal? You decide how to pay.

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Scope of work

Do you live or are you temporarily in the Amsterdam area and are you looking for a locksmith? Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is ready for you, day and night. Moreover, Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is on site within 30 minutes.


446 recensies op
Yuri Sharapa
Yuri Sharapa
Hi! Yesterday I slammed the door in the evening and left the key inside. I called and ordered this master. Then I read the reviews here and was surprised how many negative reviews there are) I called them and said that I didn’t want to fall into their trap if they tried to scam me. Fortunately for me, there was no deception, everything was very adequate, the master was very pleasant and polite. Very nice price for services. Everything was done quickly and without damage. When I asked why there were so many negative reviews here, he replied that he had just bought this company and is building a reputation. Don't be afraid to reach out to these guys. Everything was very clear and professional on their part. I recommend!
Aicha Kone
Aicha Kone
Thank you for your good service. I call their for my car lock. their service is soo fast, I am really impressed.
Sufyaan Grimes
Sufyaan Grimes
The cost of drilling the lock was extremely high. I paid 220 euros, excluding taxes, just for a hole in the lock. I didn't even request a new lock, but if I had, it would have cost even more. The service was quick, with the technician arriving at my home within 40 minutes. They managed to open the door without damaging the frame, only the lock. The technician was also friendly, which is why I am giving them a higher rating. However, I still feel that 220 euros for drilling a lock is excessive, even for a company. It would have been more reasonable if the cost included a lock replacement.
Lisa van den Bor
Lisa van den Bor
Sleutel aan de binnenkant van de deur laten zitten, stom! Ze stonden gelukkig zelfs op zondag binnen 20 minuten voor de deur en Jeffrey maakte onze deur snel en zonder schade open. Super blij mee, ik zou ze zeker weer bellen.
massimo coppola
massimo coppola
Slotenmaker uit Haarlem is nooit komen opdagen, maar Moerad is uit Amsterdam gekomen om ons direct weer naar binnen te laten, super vriendelijk en begripvol
Patrick Owusu
Patrick Owusu
Fast friendly got My car open quickly.Thats all you can Ask for with this type of Service.
Arthur Niel
Arthur Niel
Top werk binnen 2 min open een tover naar onder de deuren open makers Mourad
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