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
Why not? If you are installing locks, the better quality ones are not much more expensive, and are physically more secure (e.g., have hardened inserts to protect against drilling.) However, since burglars almost always go the brute force route you should have a deadbolt, and check your window security. If your house or … Read moreFAQ: Should I bother with “pick proof” locks for my home?
Should I attempt to remove a broken key myself? It might be tempting to poke or fiddle with a broken key, but we strongly advise against it. You could cause further damage. Please also retain the other part of the broken key so that your locksmith can quickly identify the correct replacement. If your … Read moreTop Tip: Removing broken keys
Preventing Lock bumping Lock bumping is an exceptionally popular technique utilized by criminals to open cylinder locks and deadbolt locks by utilizing a uniquely designed key called a bump key or 999/rapping key. This technique is extremely powerful and permits a huge variety of locks to be opened in the blink of an eye. With … Read moreLock Bumping
– Qualified Locksmiths – If they’re not an member of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), then they’re not qualified. There is no midpoint, and no reason not to be a part (other than the reason that they’re not good enough to pass the various tests / inspections). We can’t give you any preferable counsel over … Read moreKnow your Locksmith!!
5. Security Alarms – Regularly Change The Code Alarms can be exceptionally effective however you have to change the code frequently to increase the benefits from them 6. Secure the Windows with Security Grilles or Bars Side windows in a house can be crushed to reach keys and pick up section so consider including fortified … Read moreKeeping your home safe: Safety precautions