Security Advice

Locks in the City Locksmith Staff Paul & Danny

Locksmiths Paul & Danny

07921 000 672

24hr Emergency locksmith Call 07921 000 672

Locks in the City  would like to offer the following security advice, in order to help you keep your property as secure as possible. The list is by no means exhaustive and if you would like any further advice or a FREE, NO OBLIGATION security check then please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Consider changing all outside door locks when you move home
  • Fit a BS3621 mortice lock to your front door (the bolt must now be 20mm long to meet your insurance requirements).British Standard Insurance Approved BS3621 Locks are fitted by Locks in the City
  • Fit a 5-lever BS3621 mortice/ sash lock together with top- and bottom bolts to side and back doors
  • Fit appropriate locks to the top and bottom of french windows and patio doors
  • Fit window locks to ground floor and upstairs windows – this is an insurance requirement
  • Don’t leave door keys in visible or obvious places such as under the doormat or within ‘fishing’ distance of your letterbox
  • Locks in the City - supply and install Master Key SystemsLock all your doors and windows when you go out
  • Don’t leave ladders lying around
  • Keep your sheds and outbuildings locked – burglars will use YOUR tools to gain access to YOUR house
  • Cable down and secure your lawnmowers, bicycles and gas barbecues, even inside your shed or garage, and your home PCs and laptops
  • Close your curtains and leave a light on in the lounge and bedroom if you are going out for the evening – a simple timer can be fitted to internal lights
  • Always activate your intruder alarm before you go out – many insurance companies will refuse to pay out if you are burgled and you did not activate an alarm
  • Don’t leave curtains and blinds drawn during the day – they will attract burglars
  • Cancel your milk and paper deliveries if you are going on holiday and ask a neighbour to remove any post or newspapers left showing in your letterbox.
  • Consider planting some prickly bushes near doorways and/or under windows to make gaining access more difficult.
  • Locks in the City - Security AdviceAdvertise that you own a dog – Even if you don’t! By placing a large dog’s water bowl by your front door will give the impression of a large canine on the inside. Burglars prefer houses without dogs – fact. (ref RD)
  • Place high value items and large quantities of cash in a safe. Ensure the safe is either bolted down or at least out of sight.
  • Consider outside lighting. A well lit front and back door will not only help to deter potential break ins, it will also make opening the door easier for you too, on dark Winter nights.
  • Gravel drive ways are a sensible option when considering your property’s security – Anybody walking up the drive will create noise and thus alert you to their presence.

Our locksmiths are fully insured and are members of the Master Locksmiths Association, which means our team have been inspected, vetted and approved as fully qualified by the MLA.

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