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12 August

Where To Hide Valuables

Everyone loves a game of hide-and-seek, right? I know I certainly used to as a kid, and let me tell you, I was pretty damn good at it. I’ll never forget the one time I hid so well behind my bedroom curtains that my parents gave up looking for me altogether, and in fact disappeared on holiday to France for 2 weeks, such was their ineptitude in finding me. I teased them about that for years afterwards although now I think about it, I would have liked that holiday. 

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21 July

Doncaster Upvc Door Repairs

Hello there, and happy July to you. I’ve just had a garbled voicemail asking me to pen a short blog about the USP of The Doors. Ever obedient, I’ve done a bit of research into the band, led by frontman Jim Morrison, and formed in 1965 in Los Angeles. Their major hits included Light my Fire, Riders on the Storm, and The End, with their brand of music best described as… ah, hang on a minute. I’ve just listened to the voicemail again. The blog requested was on the subject of UPVC doors, not the USP of The Doors. This is slightly embarrassing, but I’ve written over 100 words now, so we’ll just leave them there and move on. 

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11 June

Tips & Ideas For Lock Types On Commercial Doors

Those of you who have been paying attention to my blogs over the years, and I know there must be literally millions of you, may have noticed they mainly focus on the residential aspect of the trade – home security and the like. I feel as if I’ve neglected the business side of things, despite the fact that takes up a good proportion of my time – fitting and repairing locks on shops, restaurants, factories, offices and the like. In that vein, I thought today I’d look at the dangers that face businesses, small or large, and precautions that owners can take to lessen the risk of that business being disrupted by a break in or security breach. 

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12 May

Do Upvc Doors Expand In The Heat?

“Summer in the city where the air is still”, sang Aztec Camera on my radio the other day and I think we can learn a lot from those words, taken from the opening lines of Somewhere in My Heart. They really resonate with me on this May evening as I rush through the streets, being battered by the wind-driven rain, arrive home, turn the heating up and then realise I don’t live in an actual city. But apart from that, yes, those lyrics really resonate. 

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25 April

How Locks Have Played A Role In Religion.

Right then, how the devil are you? I’m okay thanks for asking, touch wood. Nearly walked under a ladder earlier, but narrowly avoided that, thank goodness, and have dodged all the cracks in the pavement so far today. Almost had the nightmare of eating 13 biscuits, but realised in time and made it to a solid 14. Not that I’m superstitious at all... *crosses fingers*.

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31 March

Be Vigilant At This Time Of Year

 

In a recent survey by The Co-op insurance company there is a 37% rise in thefts at this time of year and especially on a Friday. They put this down to the temperatures warming up and people leaving doors and windows open as one example as to why.

Some of the advice is obvious but we all become complacement and so we think it is always wothwhile giving people a subtle reminder. In our experince The Co-op is correct with their survey. The vast majority of thefts we attend are a forced entry during the winter months via locksnapping. As soon as the weather warms up this type of attack becomes less of a problem but we want to get some fresh air through our stuffy bedrooms and living rooms. So what do we do is open the windows and carry on spring cleaning. Thieves will always look for an opportunity! 

So just have a quick read through the tips and keep an eye out. 

 

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24 March

Doncaster Locksmith Advice on Theft Prevention

With burglaries happening throughout Doncaster, can you take measures to protect your properties from an attack? Locksnapping is one of the most common ways that thieves use to access properties. This usually involves breaking the handles first and then the lock. All too easy to be honest but can also be thwarted easily. It's the barrel that is the weak point and all that is required is to swap out the existing barrel with one that is rated as 3 star and sold secure.

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23 December

A Day In The Life Of A Doncaster Locksmith

You’d be pretty surprised how many people ask me what exactly a locksmith’s day entails. Okay, you might not be totally surprised, it’s not as many as you might think. In fact it’s not probably not even as many as you’re revised estimate you’re now thinking. Fine, okay, it’s none. None. But that wouldn’t lead me on to a second paragraph, so I had to pretend. Happy now? Now let’s try to move on from this awkwardness. 

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04 December

Enhance your Doncaster home security with Ultion locks

It's never a good idea to take a risk with your home's security, which is why we recommend all our customers have their existing locks replaced with Ultion locks. They have several in-built security features that will help make your property less vulnerable to break-ins.

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04 April

What to do when you're locked out of your home or office

We've all had that moment when we've shut the door behind us and realised we've left the keys inside - or perhaps even lost our keys and realised we can't get back in.

These things happen, so the trick is knowing how to deal with the situation promptly and effectively. Here are our top tips that will help you get back in your home or office in as little time possible, and without causing any lasting damage.

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