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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 […]

Keep Your Home Secure in Winter

Burglars are nothing but an opportunistic lot and Winter, well to them, it’s like Christmas has come early. And it’s a festive period that lasts a few months. Because Winter is by far the worst time of year for burglaries to occur. People are still at work with the early dark nights and it’s dark […]

7 Tips For Home Security in Summer

It’s no surprise that burglars like to be busy during the summer months. They look out for the tell-tale signs of an empty home and with some people even posting on Facebook about a holiday, while on holiday, sometimes they don’t need to look too hard. Here at Towergate Locksmiths, we’ve put together some common […]