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Window locks - do you need them?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Security 

Went to a job a couple where the customer had wanted locks fitted to their windows. They had called a locksmith as they were unsure which lock would be most suitable. After a discussion about the options available they decided to swap the window handles for locking handles. The reason they had called was because they had just moved in and their insurance policy stipulated that all windows must have key operated locks fitted. Do you know if all the doors and windows in your house have locks in...


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Check your locks before it's too late!

Posted by Kevin Readman on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Security 
Went to a customers house today to change a mortice lock as they sad it was getting difficult to turn the key sometimes. The lock looked like it had been on the door for a few decades, so it had definitely been good value for money. However it was a 3 lever lock and in the event of a burglary the insurance company may have refused to pay out as the lock did not meet the relevant standards. Please check what locks are fitted to your door - don't assume that it meets the required standard just...
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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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