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The Dangers of DIY Lock Repair

A broken or damaged lock can be very frustrating when you find you can’t get into your home or office. It can also present a security risk.

But trying to fix your lock yourself is never a good idea. Locks are very specialist pieces of equipment, and unless you know exactly what you are doing, you could make the problem worse.

Here are four of the biggest risks of DIY lock repair.


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Choosing a Security Safe: 5 Top Considerations

Have you thought about getting a security safe for your home?

Safes provide a great place to store your valuables, jewellery, cash and important documents. But how can you ensure your safe is fully secure? Which is the best safe to get?

Here we look at 5 top considerations when choosing your safe.


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How Can I Reduce My Risk of Burglary?

Your home is your safe place and to have it burgled is a very traumatic experience according to those that this has happened to.  Burglaries appear to rise in the autumn and winter and with these months approaching, it may be time to consider how to safeguard your home against thieves.

Since most burglaries are opportunistic, some minor adjustments may be enough to deter most thieves. As a locksmith of many years, I have often been called to change the locks on homes that have been burgled or sometimes to board up windows or doors. Here’s what I think makes your home more attractive to opportunistic thieves:


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Locks for HMOs: What You Need to Know

If you are a landlord, the safety of your tenants is of utmost importance. While there are many factors involved, one of the most important is to ensure suitable locks are fitted in the property.

But rental properties are all different and therefore have different requirements, and this is especially true when it comes to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

So, what do you need to know about locks in HMOs and other rental properties? (more…)

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How to Secure Your Front Door from Break-Ins?

If you have had a break-in to your home in the past you will know how upsetting and distressing it is. Burglars will look for the easiest way to access your property. Research has shown that in order of preference the most common way to break into a property is through the front door (34%). After that is through an open window (23%), or through the back door(22%). Other places are through a garage, a basement, or a window higher up in the property. The good news is that you can try and mitigate the risks. Let’s consider the front door which is the biggest risk. (more…)

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