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23rd September 2021
Most common points of entry for home break-ins

A house or a flat in which you accumulate your living achievements is a real treat for a thief. Theft and burglary are crimes that usually cannot be avoided, but can be largely reduced. Have you ever thought about most common points of entry for home break-ins?

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30th August 2021
New property? Find out how to protect it

When you buy a property, you may wonder how many people might have key duplicates which will give them access to your abode. Of course it should never happen, but how can you be sure? In order to have a peace of mind, get in touch with a professional local locksmith who will change your locks and check the security standards in your new home.

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21st May 2017
SMR Locksmiths Ltd Security Tip #6

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 […]

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8th March 2017
SMR Locksmiths Security Ltd Tip #5

Don’t let post pile up at your door!It is signalling to thieves that no one is home. Royal Mail will hold onto your letters and parcels for up to 66 days and deliver them once you’re safely home again, as part of its ‘Keepsafe’ scheme.

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20th November 2016
SMR Locksmiths Security Ltd Tip #4

When speaking to a locksmith on the phone make sure you explain the problem properly and ask for an idea of the price to avoid being overcharged. Professional locksmiths should give you a fairly accurate quote on the phone without having to inspect the site. In some cases your local locksmith can only give you rough estimate, […]

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15th May 2015
SMR Locksmiths Security Ltd Tip #3

What is a window restrictor? A window restrictor is a device which prevents a window from opening more than a fixed distance. Commonly these are set to a maximum of 100mm, as this is the distance which scientists have determined will prevent a toddler getting out of a window. What are the benefits? Restriction of […]

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29th November 2014
SMR Locksmiths Security Ltd Tip #2

Nightlatches offer good basic door security. Opened from the outside with a key and from the inside with a handle, nightlatches are convenient as they lock automatically on closing and can be put ‘on the latch’ – locked open with a lever. A deadlocking facility adds extra security; giving the key an extra turn ‘deadlocks the […]

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2nd November 2014
SMR Locksmiths Security Ltd Tip #1

Never leave a spare key in a hiding place such as under a flower pot, door mat or even on a piece of string through the letter box (you’d be surprised how many people do this!) A thief will try all the usual hiding places.

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