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29 November

Doncaster Locksmiths Attend Another Burglary

Lock snapping is rife in Doncaster at the moment. Especially Sprotbrough, Wheatley Hills and Bennethorpe. What is alarming though is that the thieves are returning to the properties to have another go. It's not unheard of but they seem to be determined to steal the cars that they are looking for. 

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24 November

Thieves Love Xmas Time

At SF Locksmiths Doncaster we try to emphasise how important your security at home is during this time .
Opportunistic thieves are on the prowl now in Doncaster as they tend to during the winter months and especially in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year when they know that homes are piling up with gifts purchased for our family and friends.

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04 October

How To Stop A Burglary At Night

Having your property targeted by a burglar is a worrying prospect and it can be even more of a concern if it takes place at night, with yourself and your family in the house.

Often people will take the "if it's going to happen, it's going to happen and there's nothing you can do to stop it" attitude, but here at SF Locksmiths we know from experience that there are plenty of steps you can take to improve the security of your house at night and deter a burglar.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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