Whether its your first home or you have moved home several times the mix of excitement and stress stays the same, its because of this that getting the locks changed to secure your new home often gets overlooked. However changing your locks should never be an afterthought, unless you knew the previous tenants that occupied … Read moreMoving Home? Why Should You Change the Locks?
A lot of people that require the services of a locksmith do so because their insurance company has told them they need to upgrade their locks before they can be insured. There is a minimum standard of locks that is required not only to ensure the security of your property but to satisfy insurers that … Read moreWhat Are Insurance Graded Locks?
Every business owner understands the importance of being insured, however if you fail to follow guidelines or your property doesn’t meet minimum security requirements then you may find that you are not covered. Every insurer is different, and they will all set their own minimum standards in terms of lock types and security measures, anything … Read moreDoes Your Business Comply with Its Insurance Policy?
If you find yourself stood outside in the cold because a frozen door lock isn’t allowing you to use you key, then this guide will be very helpful. During the cold winter months, it is not uncommon to find that the lock on your door has frozen and this can be really frustrating. But … Read moreFrozen Door Locks
There are many reasons for us being called by our customers, some are more common than others. We have put together some of the main reason why we are called out on a locksmith job so you know whether you should ring a locksmith when the time comes. Locked Out of Your Home Or Business … Read moreFour Most Common Reasons for Locksmith Call Outs
Before the euro cylinder turned it most side entrance locks and rear entrance locks would have mortice locks fitted. There are numerous differently branded mortice locks but there are two main types, sash locks and deadlocks. The difference being, is a sash lock has a handle that is built into it where as a deadlock … Read moreMortice Locks
Everyone knows what to do in the unfortunate event of a break in, report the crime, contact your insurance and call a locksmith to do the necessary repairs. But what if you’re a tenant? What’s not so clear is who’s responsible to repair any damage caused by the burglars (such as the front door) the … Read moreBurglary Damage: Who’s Responsible for Repairs?
National locksmiths usually turn out to be middle men who are actually sub-contracting the work out to local locksmiths for usually double the normal price! There is usually a call-centre in place which the local phone numbers call through to and you yourself will never actually get to speak to … Read moreBe Aware of National Locksmiths!
The summer months are a burglar’s favorite time of year. This is because many people are away on holidays, so a lot of houses are vacant this time of year. And even when you are home a lot more time is spent in the garden which also appeals to opportunistic burglars. … Read moreHome Security Tips for Summer
Here is an excellent infographic that we have designed which is packed with useful information to help you protect your home from burglars. The first part of the piece shows where the majority of burglars break into homes, then there is some information about ways burglars can force locks and then finally an illustration showing … Read more10 Ways to Protect Your House from Burglars