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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...