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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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15 November

Doncaster Locksmith Social Media Security Advice

I was walking through Doncaster town centre the other day, taking in the sights as you do, when I looked up at the big screen on the side of the Frenchgate Centre. The sound of an amplified cough had emanated from its direction and on closer inspection, the face of a young chap was emerging onto the screen. This caused a great deal of excitement amongst the passers-by – several of them nearly dropped their Greggs’ pasties, and all around stopped to stare at this odd occurrence. The fella on the screen raised his head and began talking.

“Hello to you all. I am David Hardcastle. I live at 24 Crows Street in Auckley. I am currently away from home, exploring the jungles of Southern Borneo and will not be returning for 3 weeks.”

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29 May

Common problems with uPVC doors

Most modern properties have uPVC doors, but despite being a popular choice among homeowners, they're not without their problems. Whether it's a result of general wear and tear or the use of poor quality components, it's not uncommon to find that remedial work is needed once in a while.

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31 March

Garden shed security guide - 5 essential tips!

As technology improves homeowners across the UK are starting to use more advanced home security measures in order to protect their property, family and belongings. But what about that other roof in the garden with so many valuables inside?

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25 February

5 different ways you could easily get locked out of the house!

Unfortunately lockouts are a lot more common than you might think and are rarely caused by the owner just losing their keys. Hopefully by sharing the 5 most common ways people get locked out of their property and how you can avoid it happening to you and your family.

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29 December

4 signs that you need to replace your door

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?

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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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