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14 September

Advice For Students

Right, time to look lively, given Green Day’s instructions of “Wake me up when September comes”.  And you don’t want to disobey Billie Joe. As much as we might like to prorogue the Summer, it appears that Autumn is inevitably on the horizon. Prorogue, hey, there’s a term I’d never heard before this month – I don’t think it got covered in General Studies at school. Speaking of school (yes, it’s another of those tenuous segues), the new academic term will be underway this month, and that leads into what I want to talk to you about today. Students around the country will be starting university, and in many cases will be moving out from the family home for the first time, and into new accommodation.

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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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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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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 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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15 November

Doncaster Locksmith Social Media Security Advice

I was walking through Doncaster town centre the other day, taking in the sights as you do, when I looked up at the big screen on the side of the Frenchgate Centre. The sound of an amplified cough had emanated from its direction and on closer inspection, the face of a young chap was emerging onto the screen. This caused a great deal of excitement amongst the passers-by – several of them nearly dropped their Greggs’ pasties, and all around stopped to stare at this odd occurrence. The fella on the screen raised his head and began talking.

“Hello to you all. I am David Hardcastle. I live at 24 Crows Street in Auckley. I am currently away from home, exploring the jungles of Southern Borneo and will not be returning for 3 weeks.”

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31 March

Garden shed security guide - 5 essential tips!

As technology improves homeowners across the UK are starting to use more advanced home security measures in order to protect their property, family and belongings. But what about that other roof in the garden with so many valuables inside?

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25 February

5 different ways you could easily get locked out of the house!

Unfortunately lockouts are a lot more common than you might think and are rarely caused by the owner just losing their keys. Hopefully by sharing the 5 most common ways people get locked out of their property and how you can avoid it happening to you and your family.

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09 October

Is Doncaster a Safe Place to Live?

It's true that across the UK there are some places to live that are safer than others. Thanks to government statistics and poll results it's easier than ever to find out which towns and cities are the safest places to live, but naturally this can also mean paying more for the privilege of living there.

So as a Doncaster based business with so many customers who reside in the area we thought it would be useful to address specific safety concerns in Doncaster, uncovering how safe people feel living in the area and what they can do about local crime.

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09 September

uPVC door lock manufacturers in the spotlight

Understandably customers are looking for a good quality uPVC door lock that will last a long time and is less likely to need repairing. So which manufacturers' locks do we come across most often when we are called out to repair a uPVC door lock?

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