Locksmith Earley Burglary Prevention
As a highly trusted locksmith company serving clients in (Reading Berkshire UK) we have create a list of security tips that all of our customers can apply in order to have a greater level of security within their homes.
1. If your door is not double-locked , then it's not locked at all !
There is a big misconception that if you cannot operate the handle from the outside, therefore not being able to enter in the property without the key, then the door is locked. Well I'm here to tell you that is not true and people are not educated on that. Let me explain. Those types of doors that will not allow you to enter the house without the key are based purely on the handle mechanism and not the actual lock , you see, if you can open the door from the inside but not from the outside, that means it's not locked , therefore leaving you at risk for an attack. Always lift the handle up, engage the multi-point system and then turn the key in the lock. That way your door will be secured fully.
With the number of burglary's increasing in Berkshire and Reading area people should be careful about which locksmith they use to secure their house, that's why we are the number 1 locksmith in reading berkshire and nearby places such as woodley,earley and caversham. People trust our sevice and we trust our customers. It's a no-brainer!
2. Install British Standard Security Locks to avoid forced entry in the property.
We suggest to all of our customers to install british standard approved high security locking systems. What is the difference between a standard lock and a high security locking system ? Well let's just say the basic lock will take about 25-40 seconds to be broken into whereas the high security lock it could be taking hours without gaining entry. We specialise in the installation and repair of locks and high security locks in Reading Berkshire Uk and other areas around on a 20 mile radius, for a free quote don't hesitate to give us a call !
3. Don't trust non-registred companies with changing locks or entering your property.
We suggest all of our customers to do their home-work before calling a locksmith or anyone who has the power to gain access to their property and that can have intelligence over the layout of the property , goods in the house or even change locks of which they can hold a copy. Please be careful and always go with trusted and registred comapnies to carry out the work.
You can find us working 24 Hours a day in Reading, Berkshire UK. Our highly experienced technicians are ready to assist you with any locksmith needs. So are you in RG1, RG2, RG3, RG4, RG5, RG6, RG7 & Require a fast locksmith service ?
Call us today for a free estimate and we will send someone out which will be with you within 20 minutes.
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Security Advice Locksmiths Earley, Reading BerkshirePublished On : 27.01.20201. Make sure your home is security assessed
Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed there were 669,000 cases of domestic burglary in England and Wales in 2018 - and one in four of victims more than once.As the MLA is looking to increase greater awareness of home security, it's encouraging homeowners to have their properties assessed by their expert locksmiths, which is free of charge.
2. Make sure you have a proper lock installed
MLA experts say many security problems come from not having the correct lock fitted in their front door.Cheap replica brands of well known brands do not stand up to the test, the MLA warns.The association recommends Yale and Chubb locks that are known for being sturdy and secure.And uPVC doors are not recommended as they are only controlled by a single lock and key.The MLA said people should also stop leaving their car keys, or even their house keys, on hallway tables and in plain sight as thieves can then easily access homes.
3. Qualified locksmiths only
According to the MLA, one of the main problems is that locksmiths are not regulated, which means anyone can puport to be one.The association is now calling for greater public awareness about the dangers of rogue traders.They recommend people to be wary of locksmiths claimed to be police - vetted, police - checked or police -registered, as there is no such thing as police vetting of locksmiths so this will be a false claim.
4. Only use Sold Secure tested products
Sold Secure is a security scheme owned and administered by the MLA.The main purpose is to test security products on the market, from motorbike chains to bicycle locks, to see how secure they are.If a product sufficiently keeps an item safe, it will be labelled as Sold Secure and customers can be safe in the knowledge they are buying a product that works.
5. Be serious about security
The MLA has stressed the importance of homeowners making sure their security is up to scratch.One recommendation is that households make sure they have lots of sensor lighting outside of the home.
22 Oct 2020