The better your home security is, your home becomes less of a target for burglars. No one wants to go through the stress and upset of a break in so below we have put together our top 10 tips to improve your home security and keep them burglars at bay. 10 Tips to Improve Home … Read moreHow To Improve Your Home Security
Snap-safe locks are tested and regarded as a safe lock by the Master Locksmith Association’s. Snap-safe locks are also recommended by the police who attend more and more house burglaries where lock cylinders have been snapped by burglars to gain access to private homes What is Lock Snapping? To better understand what a snap-safe lock … Read moreSnap-safe Locks
It is important to be aware of the security of your property, but it is not something you need to be worried about too often, this is why it’s a good idea to make sure you always use a certified locksmith so you have no need to worry about your home security. At some point … Read moreWhy You Should Use a Certified Locksmith
As the weather gets colder and it rains or snows more often, it’s not unusual for a lock to freeze freeze up. If you suspect your locks are frozen, don’t continue to try jamming the key into the lock. You might break the key or damage the lock. Instead, try thawing the lock by pouring … Read moreI think my lock might be frozen. What do I do?
A lock may appear to do same work as other locks, keeping an entryway or window secure, yet not all locks are equal. Did you realize that if your locks are not ‘insurance approved’ then you may not be eligible to claim in case of a theft? Contact your insurer, discover what standard of lock … Read moreInsurance Company Approved Locks
Don’t announce on Facebook, twitter, or other social media outlets that you will be away. Thieves love to search for people on holiday or business trips, then target the empty home. To stay safe you should leave lights on, put televisions on timers; make the house look active even when you’re not there. Ask a … Read moreEPs Top Tips: Holiday Time?
Re-keying is when the cylinder of your lock is changed by replacing the pins so that your current key no longer works with it. Instead, a new key is used. It is like changing the combination on a safe. One of the biggest reasons to re-key a lock is to have all your locks using … Read moreWhat Does It Mean to ‘Re-Key’ A Lock?
A lot of people are really great at locking up their houses, but when it comes to the shed or the garage, they just flat out forget! Locking up your outbuildings is just as important as locking your house, if not even more so as many sheds and garages contain tools (spades, forks, screwdrivers ,and … Read moreOutbuildings, Sheds and Garages
If there is a window near your deadbolt lock, more than likely a window on your front or back doors, a criminal could easily smash your window reach in and unlock the deadbolt which can cause serious security risks. To avoid this, use a double cylinder lock so that you need to use a key … Read moreDeadbolts and windows
Lock snapping is a very common method used by burglars to break into properties that have euro cylinders installed. (e.g. almost all UPVC doors have a euro cylinder lock installed) There are a few ways to prevent lock snapping, one of the options is to fit a diamond standard anti snap lock cylinder, your local professional, licensed locksmith … Read moreTop Tips: Lock snapping