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Browsing Archive: March, 2012

New home - Is it secure?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Sunday, March 25, 2012, In : Security 

On the day when you finally move into your new home the last thing you will want to think about is whether or not you are likely to become a burglary victim. Although not as exciting as decorating the living room or planning a new kitchen, ensuring your home is secure should be right at the top of your "to do" list.

Firstly you need to consider how many people have keys to your house — is it only you and your family or do other people still have keys? People who may have keys include the ...


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Don't make it too easy!

Posted by Kevin Readman on Saturday, March 10, 2012, In : Security 
We were called out to a lock out situation this week. Upon arriving I noticed that the bedroom window on the first floor was ajar. When I asked the householder if they minded me getting my ladders and climbing in they offers me the use of their ladders which were in the alley at the side of the house. This must be a dream scenario for a burglar - open window and ladder provided! We would always recommend keeping windows shut and locked if not in the room, and all ladders, steps etc. should b...
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Timber Doors - Is Your's Secure?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Security 
We have recently done a few jobs on timber doors, which although not normally fitted to new builds are still fairly common in older properties. Here is some advice if you have a timber door on your house. Timber doors are traditionally fitted with two different types of locks: night latches (commonly referred to as Yale locks) and mortice locks (commonly referred to as Chubb locks). Mortice locks come as either deadlock or sash lock variants, sash locks have a latch as well as a deadbolt and...
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UPVC Doors - is yours secure?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : Security 

During the last 20 years UPVC doors have overtaken timber doors in popularity. One of the reasons for this is the multipoint locks which are fitted to them and are seen as very secure due to all of the locking points. However, with crime rates on the rise and burglaries increasing rapidly, is your UPVC door as secure as you think it is?Should you consider fitting a better lock or fitting additional security measures to your door?

Many of the first generation of multipoint locks have a latch ...


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