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Surprising UK Burglary Statistics

Here we have an interesting infographic that we have designed that is packed with interesting statistics about burglaries in the United Kingdom. Defend yourself against burglaries by learning how often burglaries occur in the UK, the number of burglars who use doors...
5 Home Security Issues You May Overlook

5 Home Security Issues You May Overlook

HOME SECURITY When it comes to home security there are a lot of things that need to be taken into consideration and this often leads to many people overlooking important aspects. Home security is not just about having the best locks, alarms and security lights, there...

Yale lock British standard

A British Standard Yale lock is certainly a worthwhile addition to your wooden door security. This type of lock is called a night latch; Yale is just one of many manufacturers who produce this type of product. Many years ago this  lock (pictured) was the only form of...

Wooden door lock upgrades

  Upgrading a wooden door lock on an internal door is a straightforward thing to do. The glass panelled door pictured shows a latch in the door.   My customer had a concern that if some-one broke into the house; that would leave them vulnerable as the existing door...

My upvc lock won’t open what do I do?

New door?  Don’t be too hasty A customer was unable to open her upvc lock and a (quite well known) upvc door company she had asked for advice told her that she would need a new door, at a cost of £700 New door necessary if unable to open upvc lock? Definitely...

Yale key free locks

A customer wanted to lock his composite door (similar to a upvc door) without having to use a key; he told me that what he really wanted was  a digital door lock.  He preferred this type of lock as his son was starting comprehensive school, he needed access to the...

Sash jammers – very important things to know

As a locksmith I have been asked on many occasions how can I make a upvc doors more secure. Before I discuss the merits of sash jammers, it’s important to understand a few things about door security; All upvc doors have 2 components with regards to the locking device...

Bradford locksmith has seen the light

  Bradford locksmith has seen the light– As a Bradford locksmith I am always on the look out for ways to improve security for Bradford families. I was recently called to a house in Bradford that had been burgled. I was fitting a new anti-snap lock and a pair of...

Prevention of burglaries at home

Prevention of burglaries at home. As a locksmith working in Bradford I have attended many burglaries and I know how distressing it can be.  A question I am often asked and one that I was asked again today”how can you make my house burglar proof” Prevention...

Tricky lock for Bradford locksmiths

  I had a call this week from one of my regular Bradford  customers asking if I could change a lock at a property because they had lost the keys to the front door, however they did have the keys to the back door.  I could have gone to pick the back door keys up but as...

A day of drama for Bradford locksmith

 A day of drama for  Bradford locksmith    Recently  I received a call from a lady “How much notice would you need to do a job for me?”       I told her that hour would be enough   “Good, I will need you on Thursday (this was Monday) but I will ring an hour before, I...

Landlords. Are your locks fit for purpose?

I had a call late one evening, 11.30 to be precise. A young woman in Bradford was locked out of her house that she had just rented.  She had told the agent that the locks were not working properly, their reply was “the other tenants had no problem and you just...

No rest for this Bradford locksmith

No rest for this Bradford locksmith Saturday can be a quiet day for me workwise;  which I don’t really mind as I am a keen archer and I can use that day to practice.  This particular Saturday I had just set my bow up (which is quite a lengthy process) when the phone...

High level of burglaries in Bradford

 High level of burglaries in Bradford Comparison website Moneysupermarket tracked millions of theft claims made to major insurers in the previous 12 months. What they found was that Insurers pay out £8.1m  per day in domestic property claims (figures from the...

Changing the code on a digital door lock

Changing the code on a digital door lock I have fitted a lot of digital door locks during my time as a locksmith, many customers ask me if is it easy to change the code.  The answer to that is yes, however, it’s like a lot of things, if you’re not using it...

Burglar alarm systems

    Do you have a burglar alarm system? Statistics indicate that you are less likely to be burgled if you have one, the alarm system itself can be enough of a deterrent. Over the years burglar alarms have improved from their original concept. Today you have the option...

Protect the ones that protect you.

  Although I am a locksmith I am also a pet owner and home owner and responsible for the protection of the things we value.   In my eyes our pets come under the umbrella of Home Security, they are very important to everyone in our family, we would be devastated if...

Buying a new home? Should I change my locks?

  When you buy a new house, there are often so many things on your mind (mortgage repayments, new neighbours, decorating, renovating, packing, unpacking) you may forget the most important thing to address, your new home’s security. A common question I have heard (but...

Locked out of a flat door

If your locked out of your flat door,which locksmith company would you call?     The one thing you want to feel confident in, is the locksmith you have called is experienced enough to get you into your flat without damage done to your lock or door. A lot of companies...

Removing a broken key from a cylinder lock

Assuming you can get to both sides of the door, hear is a useful video if you have a broken key in a rim cylinder  lock.Most of the general public call it a Yale lock. http://youtu.be/BLGaQHOFD2g So to recap if you have broken your key in this type of lock and you can...

A upvc door lock problem in keighley

    I had a call from a customer in Keighley who said they couldn’t open their door The door in question is the upvc door pictured,if you look at the handle you notice it’s drooping.This is a common occurrence in upvc door locks,you can prolong the life of...

Do you have an ABS cylinder lock in your door

  Due to the amount of burglary’s in West Yorkshire the police are advising the general public to fit the ABS cylinder lock in their upvc doors. This is a very good advice, as the ABS cylinder lock do deter burglars. But there is one thing that people with these...

Home Security

    When thinking about home security what should we consider? The one thing that people do often forget about  when considering home security especially if they have been living in a house for a short while,is that there might be dozens of keys to your property,which...

Picking open a Brisant anti-snap cylinder

The Brisant anti-snap cylinder is quite a new lock to the market.It has the usual properties of an anti-snap cylinder in the fight against burglars, but it is quite a bit cheaper than the likes of the ABS cylinder and as far as I am concerned  it is just as good. At...

Don’t share your house this Christmas!

Halloween?  Bonfire night?  Christmas? Exciting times for many of us.  Unfortunately burglars see the dark nights as a time to take advantage  of any situation, if they see any opportunity to break into someones house they will. Burglars are opportunists, if they...
Can your UPVC locks keep out the burglars?

Can your UPVC locks keep out the burglars?

Are you aware that the new UPVC doors have locks fitted that are not of the highest standard (what a surprise!) I recommend that anyone with these types of locks, new or old, have a free no obligation assessment from Absolute Locks. Pictured below is the after effects...

Commercial properties and Landlords

Absolute Locks work in partnership with a number of landlords across Yorkshire, including Huddersfield, Leeds, Keighley, Bradford, Leeds and Skipton.  We change locks between tenancies to give peace of mind to both landlords and tenants that they know exactly  who has...

Upgrading of security and lock changes

Our locksmiths are specialists in all areas of UPVC doors, mechanisms and locks. We can advise you on how best to upgrade your security and locks  and make suggestions for additional security for your doors and windows. When upgrading your security and...

Who we work with

Age UK (formerly Age Concern).  Absolute locks have been proud to work with Age UK, we see this as an endorsement of our trustworthiness and reliability. Letting Agents. We work for a number of estate agents across West Yorkshire; from Bradford right across to...

Emergency locksmith service

When you need an emergency locksmith and your locked  out of your house, flat or car,Absolute can get you back into your house with the minimum of fuss and at a very competitive price.  Our locksmiths use non-destruct entry methods wherever possible, this means that...

Commercial Properties

Absolute Locks work in partnership with a number of landlords who have property in the Yorkshire area, including Huddersfield, Leeds, Keighley, Bradford and Skipton.  We change locks between tenancies to ensure that you know who has access to your property.  We can...

Domestic Properties

At Absolute Locks we are committed to ensuring your security. You want to feel safe in your property and we are here to give you the best possible advice.  All of our locksmiths are CRB (police) vetted so you have added peace of mind. We are happy to undertake a no...

Prices

At Absolute Locks we do not quote prices on our web site unlike some of our competitors, we prefer to speak to our customers and understand their requirements.  We believe that if a price is too good to be true it probably is.  Please speak to one of our engineers and...

Emergency

We’ll open a locked house, flat or car door promptly, reliably and at a very competitive price.  Our locksmiths use non-destruct entry methods wherever possible,(see the video) this means that you can continue to use your own locks and keys.     Absolute Locks...