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06 December

Lock Snapping In Doncaster

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? 

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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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02 August

Why You Need To Secure A Vacant Property

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.

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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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13 June

Returning To Work Advice

Recently we've heard many people talking about their plans when returning back to work. But imagine coming back from a perfectly relaxing or stressful day at work to find that your home has been broken into. Unsurprisingly over 50% of break-ins take place when a property is unoccupied, so for many homeowners this scenario is all too familiar.

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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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29 March

Are Locksmiths in Doncaster Key Workers

Hello, how are you? I hope you’re doing all you can to stay safe in these difficult and strange times. I’m not a health expert, so I won’t be giving any coronavirus advice out here – I’ll leave that to the experts -  but I’d urge everyone to follow the government’s advice about social distancing, and self-isolation for those who are able to work from home, as well as adding my thanks to all those NHS and care workers putting themselves at risk to look after us all.

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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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