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Christmas is shopping time for burglaries

Christmas is a favorite time for burglars – with Christmas pricey presents under the tree and a chance of you being out visiting family, friends or shopping,
!) Get a free home or survey
2) Fit an alarm system
3) Fit BS3621 or Secured by Design Dead Locks -Insurance Approved Dead-locks
4) Fit high-quality locks on windows & doors
5) Improve lighting
6) fit an insurance approved safe to the value of your belongings & instilled manufactures’ instructions
7) Keep keys safe burglars know where to look for your keys
8) fit a Ring.com Door bell


9) bay a Feck tv

10) Instil a parking post on your drive. New keyless start car are stolen Every day

If you have you have been burgled
1) Contact the police
2) Once the police have been, Secure the property only uses a Master Locksmith
3) Check your spare keys. first thing a Burglars often steal is your spare keys, so they can come back anytime
4) Make a list of what has stolen and Contact your insurance company

tips to avoid been burgled over Christmas

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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

 

 

HIGHEST RISK POSTCODES FOR BURGLARY IN THE UK

I was reading an article regarding burglaries in the UK. I was surprised to see that Dagenham is the largest hotspots in the UK for burglaries. While Suffolk and Folkestone are among the lowest in the country. There has been an increase burglaries in the Greenwich area especially in Blackheath & SE3 postcode. Most burglars are taking advantage of people’s lack of security knowledge. My main advice would be that you should consider what you would do if you were locked out. Think about how you would gain entry to your own home or business. That’s what the burglar does. Then think about how you could make that more difficult.

Why use a master locksmith?

Funny Emergency Locksmith Call-out in Blackheath

Got called out last night at 9:30pm

The lady on the other end of the phone told me she was locked out. She told me they had been waiting for a locksmith to turn up since 7 .30pm. I told her I would be 15 to 20 minutes. I arrived in less then 10 minutes.

As I turned up there were two old ladies in their late 70s. I asked them if they had proof that they lived at the premises. The first lady said to her friend ” Can you tell him I live here ?” I then said ” No I need to find out that you own the property ” so she said “No I don’t own the property, it’s my daughter’s, who lives in America “.
I said “I cannot let you in without proof that you’re supposed to be in the house.”

She then went on and said “Oh I understand what you mean”, then she showed me a bank statement and a bus pass with her name on it proving that she does live at the address. It only took me a few minutes to pick the lock. I asked her what time of arrival the locksmith that previously called gave her.

She told me she didn’t speak to a locksmith, but had just left a message on his answer machine.

I’m not saying which locksmith this was, but the shop was shut at that time of day.

Always speak to somebody if you’re locked out in an emergency.
Or just call Bill at Lockmaster1.co.uk
0208 856 0874, 079908959198
www.lockmaster1.co.uk

Why use a master locksmith?

HIGHEST RISK POSTCODES FOR BURGLARY IN THE UK

I was reading an article regarding burglaries in the UK. I was surprised to see that Dagenham is the largest hotspots in the UK for burglaries. While Suffolk and Folkestone are among the lowest in the country. There has been an increase burglaries in the Greenwich area especially in Blackheath & SE3 postcode. Most burglars are taking advantage of people’s lack of security knowledge. My main advice would be that you should consider what you would do if you were locked out. Think about how you would gain entry to your own home or business. That’s what the burglar does. Then think about how you could make that more difficult.