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Letterbox Burglary – Be Aware Of The Danger

Ah, the humble letterbox. You probably don’t think about it much, it’s just where your postie deposits your mail and anybody else dumps their junk mail. But be mindful, because as well as being a beacon for Domino’s Pizza leaflets, it might be a source of take out for a would-be burglar too. Yes folks, […]

Kids And Their First House Key – Keeping it Safe

Kids eh. They grow up so fast. First they’re crawling, then toddling, holding your hand into infant school and seemingly in no time, now they’re off to ‘big’ school. Then they really are growing up and it’s time for an always big parental decision, especially if you’re a busy working parent. At what age should […]

Emergency Services Day – 9th September

Emergency Locksmiths. That’s sometimes what we are called when people are locked out and in need of someone to come to their rescue. And it’s always nice to be a hero and save someone’s day. it really is. But truly, we are just doing our regular job, with minimal stress (at least for us) and […]

DIY vs Hiring a Locksmith. Things to Consider

Look, we get it, in these times where money is tight and you’re at a loose end for a few hours you might think it’s the perfect time to fit that new lock you’ve just bought yourself. We applaud that intent, you want to make your home safer. But, have you ever changed a lock […]

Be Sensible Where You Leave a Spare Key

Ok, we know it may be tempting to have a backup key by your door in a ‘safe place’ that of course only you will ever know about. I mean, nobody is ever going to think of lifting that flowerpot that’s right by the door would they? But they do, all the time. Anybody who’s […]

What To Do If You Are Burgled

There’s not a lot worse than being burgled.  On top of the loss of your possessions, some perhaps irreplaceable, it’s the loss of your sense of security and peace of mind that can be overwhelming. But it happens and according to the Office of National Statistics the most common reactions after a burglary are anger (58%) annoyance […]

How To Choose A Good Locksmith, Not A Bad One

Last time we spoke of choosing a good locksmith and we thought we’d expand on that a bit. Because while scam locksmiths, or just plain bad ones, are thankfully not that plentiful you definitely don’t want it to be you falling victim to one. So apart from vetting their company website and customer reviews as […]

Locksmiths & Locks – What Everyone Should Know

So, you think you know what a locksmith does and how locks work? Well yes, you can take a good guess, it ain’t rocket science, but we thought we’d bring up a couple of popular assumptions that definitely need to be addressed. Actually, we might make this a recurring topic but this will get us […]

WD40 – Please, Please Don’t Use It On Your Locks

This is a public service announcement. Oh yes dear reader, and it’s about time too because someone has to finally stand tall and alert the fine people of Yorkshire – other counties are available, but perhaps not as good, to a very real danger within our borders. A scourge to door lock health, a menace to key […]