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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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03 March

Why uPVC door repairs can save you time and money

UPVC doors are like any component of your home - they may start off looking and working great, but after time they can experience problems. If this sounds like something you've experienced, here are just some of the reasons you might want to think about uPVC door repairs.

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07 February

4 reasons to get new locks when you move house

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.

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12 December

The History of Locks

It's nearly Christmas and you might be expecting me to do a blog relating to the festive season. Well perhaps this locksmith isn't going to play by those rules. They don't call me the Renegade Locksmith for nothing, you know. Okay, they don't call me that at all. But if they knew I wasn't doing a Christmas-related blog they might. Instead, I'm going to talk about *big intake of breath*.... a brief history of locks. *waits for stunned silence followed by rapturous applause*. Oh..okay, maybe the applause comes later. 

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