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Few pence turns into quite a few pounds

Posted by Kevin Readman on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : UPVC 

Went to a customer with a failed multipoint lock on their UPVC door today. The handles would only move downwards about half an inch so the door couldn't be opened. After opening the door and removing the lock mechanism the reason the handles couldn't move was because a small part inside the gearbox had broken and was jamming the mechanism. The part itself couldn't be repaired, and the manufacturers don't sell them as spares, nor do they supply the gearboxes as spares so a complete new lock me...


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Burglary on the rise?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Locksmiths 
We seem to be getting more calls to repair the damage caused during burglaries recently. With the current economic climate it's hardly surprising I suppose. In one recent case the burglars didn't manage to steal anything as the alarm went off as soon as they opened the door, so it does pay to have an alarm installed. However, the door handles and lock had to be replaced and some damage to the door repaired, but it could have been much worse. On a different occasion the burglar had simply lev...
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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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