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Locksmith myths debunked

Top locksmith myths debunked

By James | October 6, 2021

So, do you think you know everything about what a locksmith does and how locks work? Think again. With a lot of false information circulating, you could easily have the wrong end of the stick when it comes to all-things lock and locksmith related. Here are some of the most common myths debunked. Locksmiths are…

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Deter burglars

4 ways to deter burglars from breaking into your home

By James | October 6, 2021

Many people presume that getting burgled is just bad luck, but that isn’t the case. Thieves carefully pick the properties they decide to burgle based on what they observe. Also, contrary to belief, most burglaries don’t happen at night, in fact, the majority occur between 10 am and 3 pm and the burglary is carried…

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Can I change the locks after I’ve separated from a partner?

Can I change the locks after I’ve separated from a partner?

By James | September 11, 2021

When a relationship has ended and one partner has moved out of the home, it can seem sensible to have the locks changed to prevent them from popping back in or removing items without your permission. However, it’s rarely as simple as that. In fact, there are actually very few circumstances in which you can…

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garden security

Why you shouldn’t overlook garden security

By James | August 29, 2021

Securing your home is at the front of everyone’s mind when we leave the house, when we’re asleep at night, and especially when we’re away on holiday. But how much thought do you put into securing your garden? We’ve previously written about the need to secure sheds and garages, but there are other aspects of…

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shed and garage

Why you need to focus on guarding your shed and garage

By James | August 17, 2021

When most people think about protecting their property from criminals, the first thing they consider is their house. Of course, this is where they eat, sleep, and hold most of their valuables, so guarding the house first and foremost is completely understandable. However, there is one part of a property that tends to go completely…

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expert locksmith

Do you have an expert locksmith on speed dial?

By James | July 24, 2021

For most emergencies, 999 is automatically stored in today’s mobile phones, but people across the UK all have their own personalised list of must-have numbers. While the services of a locksmith aren’t required every day, when they are, it’s often an urgent matter. While these days it’s not tough to Google a service speedily, selecting…

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change your locks

How do you know when to change your locks?

By James | July 17, 2021

Your home’s door locks are its primary defence against intruders and burglars. Both front and back doors are common entry points for criminals when they’re attempting to access properties, so ensuring your locks are in top condition is crucial. Many homeowners operate under the misconception that a door lock will last a lifetime. However, most…

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broken lock

The steps you should take when you have a broken lock

By James | July 3, 2021

Like many homeowners across the globe, you most likely rely on locks – whether that be front door locks, window locks or even gate locks – to keep your home feeling safe and secure. Locks make it easy for anyone to come home from a busy day and put their feet up with the confidence…

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Home security

Home security over summer: What mistakes should you avoid?

By James | June 13, 2021

Summer is a great time of year and one which most people enjoy. The warmer temperatures and longer nights really do make it a season to cherish, but it’s still important to think about home security over this period and not let your guard down. Although you might focus on this more when darker outside…

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6 places you should never hide your spare house keys

6 places you should never hide your spare house keys

By James | June 6, 2021

The security of your house keys is paramount. However, it can be tempting to keep a spare set hidden somewhere in case you get locked out. People often hide their keys in very vulnerable locations, compromising their home security. Here are 6 places your spare house keys should never be hidden. 1. Under/inside a rock…

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