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28 November

Beating the burglars this Winter!

The clocks have gone back, festive gifts are appearing in the shops and suddenly the temperature has dropped - yes we're at that time of year where it feels like Winter is coming in quick!

Each year when this happens there is a spike in the number of burglaries due to less daylight hours, in fact statistics show a 20% increase in home burglaries during the darker months. On top of that as Christmas approaches people leave their homes empty frequently for shopping trips and social events, and burglars are aware of the likelihood of them having brand new high-value items worth stealing inside.

So here are a few tips from us on getting your home security ready for Winter, so that you can relax and enjoy all of the good things related to the season - bring on the Christmas pudding!

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09 October

4 important things to do after changing your door locks

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.

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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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02 September

Don't be fooled by these 6 home security myths

Many homeowners across the UK have been fooled into thinking that their property is more secure than it actually is due to believing a common myth about home security.

In this short post we reveal the top 6 home security myths and explain why they aren't true so that you won't get caught out...

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24 July

A brief history of locks & the role of the locksmith

When you think of a locksmith you probably picture someone whose job involves repairing and installing locks, and cutting duplicate keys. However, in the past locksmiths played a fundamental part in the design, development and manufacture of both locks and keys.

This brief history will give you an insight into the locksmith's changing role, and the origins of the lock and it's development into the modern locks we have today.

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24 July

Top 10 tips for securing your home

Your house is often the most expensive thing you'll buy and because you fill it with your most treasured possessions it's only natural that you want to keep it secure.

As a trusted locksmith in Doncaster we have over 20 years of experience in home and lock security. Follow our 10 top tips for securing your home to deter burglars and keep your family and belongings safe.

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23 February

A day in the life of a Doncaster locksmith

This was not a normal day but it did get interesting. The day before i received a call to attend a repossession of a commercial premises and to meet the bailiff at 6am. This would be what is termed a "peaceful entry", where there is to be no one there at the time of entering the building. 

 

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24 November

Coldseal Door Repairs Doncaster

Coldseal doors and windows were a popular choice many years ago. For most households they were a good value choice for new double glazing installations. But unfortunately the company went into liquidation, leaving it's customers with not only no warranty but no backup service. 

Does This Mean A New Door? 

Absolutely not!

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05 November

Tilt and Slide Door Repairs Doncaster

In the Doncaster area tilt and slide doors were a popular choice some years ago. Many of these doors have never received a service throughout this time. This has meant that some are becoming troublesome!

S F Locksmith are very experienced in dealing with the repair of tilt and slide doors in Doncaster and can offer you a great professional door service at a price that will be considerably less than replacing the door completely.

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