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  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you’re just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
  • Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures – a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home)
  • Install good outside lighting
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied
  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition
  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage
  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault

 

 

Locksmiths Break In Tips: Shockingly Easy tips to protect your home

Quiet, quick and shockingly easy: What I learned from watching locksmiths break in – and five of their best tips to protect your home

  • The Master Locksmiths Association is warning people about their home security
  • They are advising people to have top security locks fitted on their doors
  • Experts reveal that many people don’t realise how easy their locks are to break

I am standing watching as a man uses a metal lever to break into a wooden door. He wedges it between the frame and the door itself, pulling the tool towards him again and again, separating the lock from its bolt.

Although he is using great force, there is little to no sound of the door frame cracking under the pressure.

Within just twenty seconds, he has managed to leave the door hanging wide open, giving him complete access.

Fortunately, this isn’t a robbery taking place on a residential street somewhere in the UK, as I watch aghast and wondering whether to step in. Instead, I am at the new headquarters of the Masters Locksmiths Association, in Rugby, where locksmiths with decades of experience demonstrate how easily criminals can gain access to your property.

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Burglaries in Greenwich & Blackheath

Burglaries have spiked in Greenwich as new stats show increases in crime across the borough. A task group has been set up following a surge in break-ins at the end of last year. It comes as new figures show 606 burglaries were reported in the last quarter of last year, compared to 427 in the period before

Emergency  call out Blackheath . Attended  a customers premises today after they

were locked out due to faulty Yale PBS1 BS3621: 2007  High security night latch. Fortunately they had a back door so I was able to pick that open even though there was a key on the opposite side of the door. Customer purchased Lock from Amazon and now has the issue of sending the Lock back to Amazon.

Stop Burglars

Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you’re just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures – a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home)
Install good outside lighting
Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied
Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition
Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage
Keep ladders and tools stored away; don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home
Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
Ensure rear fencing is in good repair
Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault

Smart home alarm systems

Alarm

Historic ways of securing your home such as traditional Mortice Locks and Night latches you can purchase smart home alarms and intercom systems that add a further layer of protection to your business & home to deter a burglar.

We have a range of Alarm systems suitable for your business & homes. Alarm system communicates wirelessly so no need for wires? An alarm system can be a highly effective deterrent. Up to 60% of burglars say they would be discouraged from targeting a house if they knew it had a home alarm.

Whether you’re  on visiting family or friends or going on holiday, Fitted home alarm system gives you peace of mind, that your protecting your personal belongings.

Home alarms have also been known to reduce home insurance premiums if your insurer is satisfied with your level of security.

WHAT ALARM WOULD SUIT MY HOME

  1. Dialler and bells only alarms

    A bells-only alarm makes lots of noise which will hopefully disturb any burglars or alert neighbours’

  2. Monitored alarm system:

    A monitored alarm system uses phoneline or mobile lines, Company monitoring your alarm system will call your or emergency services.

  3. Smart Alarms security systems

    Smart alarms security systems contact you if Your alarm gets triggered through your smartphone or tablet using an app provided by the alarm company.

    FULLY INSTALLED SMART HOME ALARM SYSTEM STARTS FROM £295.00 FOR A BASIC ONE-BEDROOM FLAT

    THREE BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE STARTS FROM £495.00

    WE CAN INSTALL ALARM SYSTEM THAT WILL SUIT YOUR NEEDS AT THE SAME TIME DO A FULL SECURITY CHECK OF YOUR HOME

There are no Standards For The Licensing Of Locksmiths in the uk

locksmiths greenwichAnyone can call themselves a locksmith in the UK. even if they have no skills whatsoever. They can advertise as a locksmith without any checks by the police or any government organisation. This must stop! A non-qualified locksmith will not be up-to-date with fire regulations or could even be a criminal. All Master Locksmith`s company are DBS checked. Locksmith that has passed the British Locksmiths Institute exam will have ongoing training to obtain Continuing Professional Development accreditation. Would you give your keys to anyone. Or would you prefer that they have been vetted.

Use a qualified Master Locksmith

For a qualified Master locksmith service you can trust. At

Call bill Locksmiths Lockmaster1 Ltd now from £95. You won’t be disappointed by our personal service at Lockmaster1 Ltd locksmiths from security inspections to burglary repair to installation of safes and alarms. We are security vetted by the Master Locksmith Association. Do not hesitate to call for a free no obligation quotation. We  covered the whole of Greenwich Blackheath woolwich Charlton kidbook Eltham welling Bexley heath Canary wharf Canning town

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