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02 August

Why You Need To Secure A Vacant Property

Often when a building is vacant the owner will be less concerned about the level of security on the property. Because if there are no tenants or belongings inside, then there's not really much there to protect - right? Unfortunately this isn't the case at all.

Read on to find out more about why securing a vacant property is absolutely essential and could potentially save you thousands of pounds and a lot of time and stress.

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12 July

What To Do If You Are Locked Out

People accidentally locking themselves out of their house, car of even place of business happens a lot more often than you might think. If it's ever happened to you then you'll know how extremely stressful and worrying getting locked out can be.

Follow our 5 top tips for when you get locked out to ensure that you can get back into your home safely, in good time and without damaging anything or spending a fortune.

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13 June

Returning To Work Advice

Recently we've heard many people talking about their plans when returning back to work. But imagine coming back from a perfectly relaxing or stressful day at work to find that your home has been broken into. Unsurprisingly over 50% of break-ins take place when a property is unoccupied, so for many homeowners this scenario is all too familiar.

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16 April

Locksnapping in Doncaster

Lock snapping is a major problem in the Doncster area and is on the increase. It is the break-in method used in almost every burglary now committed in the Doncaster borough, this has been reported by the police and also something that we have noticed through the call outs that we attend after a burglary.

But what exactly is lock snapping and what can you do to prevent it?

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29 March

Are Locksmiths in Doncaster Key Workers

Hello, how are you? I hope you’re doing all you can to stay safe in these difficult and strange times. I’m not a health expert, so I won’t be giving any coronavirus advice out here – I’ll leave that to the experts -  but I’d urge everyone to follow the government’s advice about social distancing, and self-isolation for those who are able to work from home, as well as adding my thanks to all those NHS and care workers putting themselves at risk to look after us all.

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15 March

What Are Insurance Requirements For Locks

When a door lock is faulty it can mean that the door may not open, close or lock securely. This is often a result of age, and general wear and tear but can also be due to vandalism or an attempted break in.

As well as being inconvenient, a faulty lock can pose a serious security threat. Two in three burglars will gain access to a property through a door, so even if you feel that the rest of your house is secure, your faulty lock needs attending to right away.

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01 March

How To Find A Reputable Locksmith In Doncaster

When choosing a locksmith it's really important to do your homework first. The locksmith you choose will be working on and protecting one of your most important assets and all of your belongings in it. It is therefore essential that you can trust them to do a good job.

But how do you know that the locksmith you use is credible and committed to delivering the best possible service? Here's our guide on how to find a locksmith in Sheffield that you can trust.

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16 February

Tilt and Slide Patio Door Repair in Doncaster

Tilt and slide doors are a common fitting in the Doncaster area. If you have one of these doors and there is a problem with it, SF Locksmith specialise in the service and repair of tilt and slide doors in the Doncaser district.

Do not consider purchasing a new sliding patio door before receiving a free quote for a repair first. Your local double glazing installer will tell you that a repair is not possible, we will tell you different! And save you lots of cash.

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02 February

Distraction Burglary

What is distraction burglary?

Distraction burglary is a form of burglary where a burglar goes to an occupied house and attempts to trick the occupant into allowing them into the property, or creates a convincing diversion so that an accomplice burglar can gain access.

 

A distraction burglar will pretty much say or do anything that allows them to sneak into your home. These are the sort of devious tactics they have been known to use to distract people:

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01 January

Doncaster Locksmiths Services

Are you in need of the services of an emergency locksmith in the Doncaster area? S F Locksmith are here to help. Our list of emergency services cover:

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