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SMR Locksmiths Ltd Security Tip #6
Added by: SMR Locksmiths Ltd, on: 21st May 2017
Open window burglaries!
In warm weather, people leave windows and doors open for ventilation.
This gives burglars an easy opportunity to gain entry quickly and quietly by reaching in to open larger windows. Small windows often give access to larger windows so, no matter how small they are, make sure you lock them.
These burglaries occur at all times of the day and night. It is therefore essential that you remember to close and lock all doors and downstairs windows, especially those adjacent to flat roofs and large downpipes.
Being locked out, losing your keys or incorrect use of the lock are most frequent reasons the emergency locksmiths are called in. If you want to get the service to run smoothly and have the job done properly, you need to consider several issues first.
British Standard is a specification of recommended procedure related to delivering a service or supplying products. High security locks also bear a British Standard Kitemark (BSI). If you want to find out how to check if a lock meets the BS36 standard, where to look for a Kitemark or what kind of locks are best on the market, read the following!
Would you like to stay safe and get a discount on your property insurance premiums? First and foremost, you need to get Police and insurance companies approved locks installed. The more secure your locks are, the cheaper your insurance might get.
To protect your property from a burglary it is best to invest in burglary resistant, anti-snapping locks approved by the Police and by the insurers. Choosing the right one is not however that simple. An anti-snap lock must fit to your existing locks and doors. It is best to search for a good local locksmith who will help you choose the right anti-snap lock for your doors and windows.
In 2019/20 there were over 402 thousand burglaries in England and Wales alone, a significant part of which took place in London.Having the locks or your doors forced by a burglar is certainly not a pleasant perspective, especially when you end up losing valuables and having your personal safety threatened.
Being locked out tends to be a traumatic experience, especially when you are in a hurry. If you get your door locks replaced or repaired in advance, you can avoid such problems as a snapped key or a flimsy door lock which will eventually break and leave you locked out. However, emergencies can happen to anyone, anytime. What to do if you get locked out of your property?