Lock snapping in Doncaster is on the rise again. I have attended break-ins in all parts of the borough in the last few weeks and in most cases it is through the snapping of the locks on upvc and composite doors.
The barrel is made of brass and though this is great for longevity, it is not good for strength. What can you do?Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Just when it seemed Halloween couldn’t get scarier, we’ve now got a general election on the horizon too. And not that I want to worry you further, but the results are due on Friday 13th. So that’s something to look forward to. Throw in the explosions of bonfire night, not forgetting the looming spectre of Christmas not far off, and it could be quite a stressful couple of months.
Now far be it for me to add to that stress, but I’m afraid that this time of year brings about additional issues for home security. Insurance claims rocket, pun slightly intended, in this period between the end of October and December, doubling on Bonfire night itself, and also seeing a significant spike around Halloween. The clocks have just gone back, so darkness is falling a lot earlier, and it is prime season for evening burglaries. Sadly, I’ve seen the human impact of this for myself over the last few weeks as I’ve been called to the aftermath of dozens of burglaries, especially in the Doncaster area. It’s not only the practicalities of replacing locks and fixing broken doors, it’s also seeing the emotional impact that each burglary has on the victim, and that can last long after the house has been made secure.Continue Reading
The world seems a bit higgledy-piggledy at the moment, the news seems to be moving at the speed of light with newspapers out of date the minute they’re printed. Will the government survive? Will Trump be impeached? Will we all be wiped out by a meteor next Thursday? Who knows the answers to any of these questions? Although I hope the meteor thing doesn’t happen as I was planning to get a takeaway and watch a film on Friday.
But in these times of turmoil it’s easy to take your eye off the big picture. And when I say “the big picture”, I’m clearly referring to “the security of your home.” And if you think this has all been a weird segue in to that subject, you’re right. But let’s face it, with everything else that’s been going on recently, weird is the new normal, so I think I’ll get away with it. Anyway, I thought I’d take this opportunity just to state four tenets of home security that will help you keep your property safe if followed correctly. Think this less like Moses’ sermon on the mount, and more Locksmiths’ advice on the blog. It’s not got QUITE the same ring to it, but, you know, weird times and all that.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
The average person is said to move three times before they reach the age of 45, almost making moving house a national pastime. While it's often considered one of the most stressful events someone can go through, it doesn't have to be, providing you take certain steps to help you alleviate the strain.
Here are just some of the reasons why you should add changing your locks to your list of priorities whenever you move into a new property.Continue Reading
A new door for your house or commercial property isn't the type of purchase you'll make very often and can be a big investment.
Your front and back doors are 2 of the most important aspects to your property and help safeguard your family and belongings, so the need for a good quality doors that function properly is obvious. But how do you know if you need a new one or if it could just do with a bit of maintenance?Continue Reading
Your locks can need changing for a whole host of different reasons - perhaps because you've moved into a new property, want to restrict access to your home, are a landlord with new tenants, or you've had an old lock fail.
Either way if you've recognised how important it is to have good quality, secure locks on your home, office or shop and are arranging for them to be changed, there are some important steps we would advise you to take once the work has been carried out.Continue Reading
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:
- Locked Out
- Lost Keys
- Stolen Keys
- Broken Locks
- Burglary Repairs
- Upvc Door Repairs
- Broken Keys
- Faulty Window Locks
We appreciate that if one of the above as happened to you, it can be an awkward position to be in and needs resolving quickly. Our aim would be to be with you as quickly as possible often within an hour and still provide a professional service.Continue Reading