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A handy check list in case you get locked out

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It will have happened to most people at least once in their life; they have been locked out of their house. It is an incredibly frustrating experience to get home from a long hard day to realise you have lost your keys. Thankfully there is a solution, one we would all love to avoid but nonetheless a solution; your friendly neighbourhood locksmith. This article will give you a checklist of points to consider in case you ever face the unfortunate event of being locked out of your house and what to do if this happens to you.

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What you need to know when buying replacement car keys

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For some people, the most exciting part of buying a car is receiving their car keys or even putting the key into the ignition. However, it can be quite the opposite type of emotion when you find out you have lost your car keys or in some cases the keys have stopped working.

Many cars now use electronic key fobs rather than the classic lock and key method. These electronic fobs have their advantages and can be very useful, however, they tend to break far more easily and can even run out of battery. In a lot of cases, keys can be replaced, but sometimes you may need to buy a replacement key. This article will give you advice on what you need to know when buying replacement car keys.

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Landlords - security tips for your rental properties

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If you’re renting out your property, there’s a lot to organise to make sure that everything is in place for your tenant, but inevitably you may be worried about the security risk too.

When it’s your own home, it’s easy to make sure you take the necessary steps to keep everything secure and properly protected but when you’re reliant on someone else, it’s a very different matter.

However, as a landlord there are some steps you can take to improve the security on your rental property and help it stay well protected and safe.

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You have secure locks but how else can you deter burglars?

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The number one deterrent for burglars is secure locks on your windows and doors; if you’ve got these areas covered, it will be extremely difficult for a would-be thief to break into your home.

However, once you’ve got top quality window and door locks installed, you should still pay attention to your security as there are some other tips and tricks you can use to help reduce the likelihood of an attempted break-in.

Here are a few ideas to help keep your home safe and secure.

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Deterring burglars whilst you’re away on holiday

If you’re planning on taking a holiday, you’ll need to make sure that some of your preparations include making sure your home will be safe while you’re away.

Being away from your home for a prolonged period gives burglars the chance to break into your property without fear of being disturbed. It’s therefore vital to make sure the precautions you have taken are sufficient to keep out any would-be thieves.

Here are a few ideas about the measures you can take to secure your home and give you peace of mind.

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Is a Locksmith on your Moving Home To Do List?

When it comes to moving house, there’s an endless list of tasks to attend to, both for the property you are vacating as well as the one you are moving into.

You may have thought that you’ve compiled a comprehensive list of everything that you need to do but have you included acquiring the services of a locksmith?

Studies suggest that many home-movers overlook the necessity of using a locksmith when they move home, but it should be an essential for anyone. Here’s a look at just why it’s so important.

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Making sure you secure your out-buildings as well as your home

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You may have spent a lot of time and effort on your property, making sure that it is fully secured on every access point but can you say the same for your garden?

Many people fail to take proper precautions for not just their sheds or outbuildings, but also their side-gates or other points of access.

This makes it easier for thieves to break in, potentially stealing valuable contents, as well as potentially making your property more vulnerable to an attack from the back (which is less likely to be seen).

We take a look at what you need to do to secure your outbuildings as well as your home.

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Is your business in compliance with your insurance policy?

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Everyone understands the importance of being insured, but if your property doesn’t meet the minimum security requirements, or you fail to follow the guidelines, you could find that you’re not covered.

Every insurer will have their own minimum standards about the types of locks that they accept and anything which falls short may well be excluded from the policy.

Here’s a look at some of the typical types of standards set by insurers and the penalties for non-compliance.

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Locks & Repairs for Double Glazing Doors & Windows

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UPVC & Double Glazing Locksmith in Newcastle

If you live in a modern building, the chances are that you will have double glazing, a fitting which helps to keep your home warm, and also insulates against noise too.

Double glazing relies on a complex arrangement to provide the unique qualities which protect your home, and it's vital to make sure each part is in tip-top condition.

Here's a closer look at the structure of double glazing and what to do if you need a repair.

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What is lock snapping?

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The locks that we use on our homes provide us with a degree of security, and the peace of mind of knowing that even if a burglar tries to get in, the chances are they will be thwarted.

But worryingly, some of the most secure-looking locks can be bypassed in a matter of minutes – or less – by using one simple technique: lock snapping.

We take a closer look at the practice of lock snapping and how you can protect your premises against it.

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What to do when you get locked out of your car

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Newcastle Auto Locksmith Tips

Maybe you’re in a rush, or perhaps you’re shepherding small children in or out of the vehicle….there’s lots of reasons why your mind may not be totally focused on the location of your keys.

Unfortunately although manufacturers have put extra safeguards in place, it’s still easy to get locked out of your car. All it takes is the door to slam shut and the locking facility to kick in to leave you stranded with your keys dangling invitingly…out of range.

Why should you do to get your keys back; are there any tricks to try? We take a look at what to do when you get locked out of your car.

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Locksmith Services for Landlords and Letting Agents

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Are you looking for a reliable locksmith to be on call for you and your tenants 24/7?

There is a lot of responsibility that comes with being a landlord, and you may face plenty of property maintenance issues throughout the year. You will have to spend quite a lot of your time arranging for contractors to go in and out of your property, and this can put a lot of strain on your business.

The last thing any landlord or letting agency wants is to rack up a raft of unexpected costs, especially for out of hours locksmithing call outs, as well as cause disruptions that will inconvenience your tenants.

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UPVC windows and Doors - make sure you have the right locks for maximum security

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UPVC Locksmith Services

UPVC doors and windows are widely installed and believed to be one of the safest options for keeping out burglars and other unwanted visitors.

However, although with the right types of locks, UPVC windows and doors can be extremely safe, some of the locks which are provided at installation are anything but secure.

Here’s a closer look at UPVC windows and doors and the right locks that you should have installed for the maximum security.

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How to make sure your business is safe and secure

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Commercial Locksmith Newcastle

Building up your own business can be hard work so the possibility that you could be burgled is an intensely frustrating consideration. If you are unfortunate enough to have your Newcastle Business broken into then we can be there any time of day or night to help you secure your premises. There are a few good tips for helping you prevent this from happening so here are some measures you can put in place to minimise the chances that you could be targeted, and they’re surprisingly inexpensive too.

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Why Your Home and Business Needs Good Window Locks

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When homeowners assess the safety of their residence there is a good chance that they will focus on the doors. Many will not attribute much importance to checking the resilience of their window locks – if they have any at all! This time of year is a great opportunity to be diligent and take time to assess your window security. The darker early evenings with Christmas approaching does have a bearing on the numbers of domestic burglaries. If your windows are not secured properly, you are making your home an easy target for burglary.

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What to look for when you want to hire a locksmith

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It’s inevitable; at one point or the other in our lives we would need the help of a professional locksmith. Locksmiths can provide a great deal of help when you find yourself locked out of your home or your room, even in emergency situations where you are locked in. In situations like these, people do not often think about the danger and repercussions of hiring mediocre locksmiths.

In the worst scenario, you end up hiring a fraud locksmith and open your home to a criminal. You should have the number of one locksmith you trust handy for emergency situations. Therefore, it is important that the locksmith you hire is not only professional but reliable. Here are some tips on how to find the right locksmith for you:

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Being Prepared - Home and Business

Locksmith Services in The North East

Key Fit Locksmiths want to help you protect your home and business. Burglarys can occur even in the safeest of areas, but you can be better prepared by making sure your home is protected and the building security is at it’s highest. Keyfit Lockmsmiths Newcastle can help you secure you home and business, giving you peace of mind. We will make sure every inch of your home is covered with the Key Fit guarantee that our trained locksmith technicians have made sure your home security is second to none.

We are the only Newcastle based locksmith that can help your security needs at competitive and decent prices, while offering the largest and most comprehensive coverage. Give us a call at 0191 364 3031 or visit our website www.keyfitlocksmiths.co.uk to see what other sorts of locksmith services we offer. We do a lot more than you think and to make it even better, we offer all of these services 24 hours a day.

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Home Security Tips

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If you were locked out of your house, would you still be able to get in? Maybe you keep an unlocked window in the back, or a hidden key under the bin or mat? You may think this is a good idea, but if you can break in, so can a burglar! This is why you need the services of an experienced locksmith. Make sure keys arnt on show burglars fish keys through letterbox.

Statistics from 2002 showed that 1 House is broken into every 37 Seconds'. And that One out of ten homes will be burglarized this year. For a small amount of time and money you can make your home more secure and reduce your chances of being a victim.

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Locksmith Advice - Home Security

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We all want to feel safe in our homes. This is where we raise our children and this is where we should feel the safest. Sometime no matter how hard we try someone takes that little piece of our life by entering our home without permission.

If you follow our tips hopefully you can feel better knowing you did the best you could at securing your home. Actually home security starts with a good home owner's policy. If the unthinkable ever happened you would be alot happier knowing your valuables were completely covered by home Insurance make sure you have it.

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What is Locksnapping

Locksnapping Information

You may well have heard of “cylinder snapping” or “lock snapping”. It’s a method used by burglars to break into property that is secured using a euro cylinder (e.g. almost all properties that have UPVC doors, although a significant number of composite and aluminium doors use them too, and they’re often used in commercial as well as domestic environments).

The method of lock snapping involves breaking the cylinder to then manipulate the lock to open. Whilst you may think that all the multi locking points on your door make it secure, it’s important to realise they are all operated by the cylinder – this is the weakest point and if compromised all the locking points are rendered useless.

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What Is Locksnapping?

You may well have heard of “cylinder snapping” or “lock snapping”. It’s a method used by burglars to break into property that is secured using a euro cylinder (e.g. almost all properties that have UPVC doors, although a significant number of composite and aluminium doors use them too, and they’re often used in commercial as well as domestic environments).

The method of lock snapping involves breaking the cylinder to then manipulate the lock to open. Whilst you may think that all the multi locking points on your door make it secure, it’s important to realise they are all operated by the cylinder – this is the weakest point and if compromised all the locking points are rendered useless.