The most burglaries in and around Greenwich COVID-19 Update: MLA Approved Locksmiths are Working More Info

Greenwich is one of London’s most beautiful spots. 

It has one of the most famous parks in the capital, amazing city views, bars, restaurants and culture. There’s even the old Cutty Sark sitting on the bank of the River Thames.

Basically, there’s everything one could wish for in Royal Greenwich

But like everywhere else across Greenwich Woolwich Thamesmeade Abbeywood new Eltham Charlton Kidbrooke , Burglaries exist here. But where exactly are the most burglaries?

9. Glyndon                 199 burglaries.

8. Eltham South         0 burglaries

7. Abbey Wood.          0 burglaries

6. Plumstead.             103 burglaries.

5. Thamesmead         159 burglaries

4. Woolwich.                123 burglaries

3. Greenwich West      276 burglaries

2. Peninsula.                 250 burglaries

1. Woolwich Riverside. 269 burglaries


COVID-19 Burglary shoots up in Greenwich as new stats show rise in crime

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.

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Crime in general saw an increase from January to December of 0.7 per cent, compared to the rest of the capital which experienced a two per cent rise across the board.

Burglary, domestic abuse and theft from vehicles made up the majority of the rise locally.

According to a new report: “Following recent increases in burglary in Greenwich, a partnership burglary task group was set up in October 2018 between the police and council.

“The group has produced a burglary action plan that sets out a plan intended to reduce this crime in the borough.”

MORE – Police appeal after woman with pram has phone stolen in Greenwich

Cops from Woolwich Riverside have been “cocooning” hot-spot areas where burglars have struck.

Police have hit the doorsteps, offering advice to neighbours and telling them how the burglary was carried out – all done within two days of the crime as that is the most likely time the crook will return.

Total reported crimes increased from 6,564 to 6,734 in the last period for 2018, notably knife crime, robbery and hate crimes.

Hate crime has surged from 305 to 452 – an increase mirrored nationally.

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In November a borough command unit replaced the previous policing set-up, merging Greenwich forces with Lewisham and Bexley.

The report explains: “This will be a considerable change for Greenwich as we move towards sharing police resources across three boroughs, working with a new command structure and an overall reduction in police numbers.”

 

Greenwich locksmith COVID-19 Update: We are Open

COVID-19 Update: MLA Approved Locksmiths are Working More Info
Hiring a Locksmith during COVID-19

Locksmith services
Locksmiths are available and here to help, give your local Locksmith a call or email (they may have a chat function on their website) if you require their services.

If you are self-isolating
Do let your Locksmith know if you are self-isolating, locksmiths work with vulnerable individuals and emergency services on a daily basis and must ensure the safety of all customers.

Follow the Governments advice on protecting yourself and the locksmith.

Social Distancing
As we are all aware social distancing measures are in place, it is not rude and your locksmith will not be offended if the normal close proximity and chatty conversations are not happening.

Can a Locksmith Help Me?
To find out if a locksmith can help you during the COVID-19 lockdown call your nearest MLA locksmith most are still operating emergency call outs.

Locksmiths Greenwich and Charlton

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It’s that time of year when you should start looking at your security. Check that your Locks are up to BS 3621 Standard.Also check if your alarm has any faults or needs servicing. Check with your safety Neighbourhood Team if there is any increase in burglaries in your area. Or call my Company Lockmaster1 Ltd or go to the Master Locksmith Association website to find your nearest Master Locksmith to have a full survey undertaken.

Master locksmith Association

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I attended The  customers  Premises after he Lost he’s Kays   When  he was out  running in  Grenwich  park .  I  opens both doors   In less than 30 seconds .  He said he couldn’t believe how easy it was open  he’s doors.  I explained to him  that the locks will note up to BS3621 2007. And  Low standard of lock.  I upgraded  he’s  Euro  Cylinder  to a 3 star  Cylinder I think insurance documents requested looks up to BS3627 2007.  I  Advanced   Him to contact hey is insurance  To let them know what Locks he had installed.  On he’s doors.  7 out of 10 customers I visit if they looked up their insurance documents  before install new locks.  They  wood  find  there locks on the hour or flat door Does not  mate there insurance-requirements

Locksmiths Greenwich and Charlton

 

Emergency Call out Greenwich Copy

I attended The  customers  Premises after he Lost he’s Kays   When  he was out  running in  Grenwich  park .  I  opens both doors   In less than 30 seconds .  He said he couldn’t believe how easy it was open  he’s doors.  I explained to him  that the locks will note up to BS3621 2007. And  Low standard of lock.  I upgraded  he’s  Euro  Cylinder  to a 3 star  Cylinder I think insurance documents requested looks up to BS3627 2007.  I  Advanced   Him to contact hey is insurance  To let them know what Locks he had installed.  On he’s doors.  7 out of 10 customers I visit if they looked up their insurance documents  before install new locks.  They  wood  find  there locks on the hour or flat door Does not  mate there insurance-requirements

Locksmiths Greenwich and Charlton

 

https://www.lockmaster1.co.uk/tips-to-avoid-been-burgled-over-christmas/

  • 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.

See Daily Mail for the rest of this story here

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

Faulty Yale

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.