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Lock Snapping

Lock Snapping is a method where a burglar can gain access through your front or back door within 60 seconds, by using a very simple technique to smash the door handle and then break the cylinder in two.
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For some time now the official Police approved scheme 'Secured by Design' and British Standards Institute have been working to improve door security - specially against Lock Snapping. New standards have recently been introduced to overcome this problem by using Anti-Snap Cylinders like UAP+ Zero Lift, alongside security handles.
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The quickest and most cost effective solution to this problem is to upgrade basic euro cylinder locks to security enhanced Anti-Snap Cylinder locks - these have anti-snap cuts on both sides of the cylinder. If unreasonable force is applied to one end of an Anti-Snap Cylinder, it only breaks away to the anti-snap line, but leaves the locking mechanism still inside the door (see diagram). Anybody familiar with Lock Snapping can recognise an anti-snap lock and of course this is a big deterrent to any would be burglars before they even attempt to break in.
The 'Secure By Design' and British Kitemark approved + Zero Lift Cylinder is one of the most popular security cylinders available, offering good security at an affordable price. In combination with a security handle set, it is almost unbeatable.

Moving Home Package

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  • 1 Cylinder Lock
  • 1 5 Lever BS Lock
  • Labour
  • Total Price You Pay Is 115.00
  • Front U.P.V.C.Doors
  • 1 New Euro Lock
  • Labour
  • Total Price to Pay is 80.00

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All Locks Fitted to BS3621

Home Security Tips - Keeping Safe.

Consider changing all outside door locks when you move home

Fit a 5-lever BS3621 mortice lock together with top- and bottom-operated bolts to side and back doors

Fit appropriate locks to the top and bottom of French windows and patio doors

Fit window locks to ground floor and upstairs windows

Don't leave door keys in visible or obvious places such as under the doormat

Lock all your doors and windows when you go out

Don't leave ladders lying around

Keep your sheds and outbuildings locked; burglars will use YOUR tools to gain access to YOUR house

Close your curtains and leave a light on in the lounge and bedroom if you are going out for the evening

Always activate your intruder alarm before you go out - many insurance companies will refuse to pay out if you are burgled and you did not activate an alarm

Don't leave curtains and blinds drawn during the day - they will attract burglars

Cancel your milk and paper deliveries if you are going on holiday

Ask a neighbour to remove any post or newspapers left showing in your letterbox

Cut your lawn before you go on holiday.

More Security Tips.

. Ensure the Locksmith you choose is fully insured. We are fully insured so you can rest assured when dealing with us that everything we do is covered.

. A mortice locked door will ensure that, even if a burglar has managed to enter your house through a window, he won't be able to carry his plunder out through the door.

. Many insurance companies will specify a BS3621 five-lever mortice lock must be fitted as a condition of home insurance.

. Look out for the British Standard kitemark - the sign that assures the lock will withstand drilling, picking, cutting and forcing.

. Choose a higher lever'. As levers facilitate the locking action, the more there are, the harder it will be for the lock to be forced. In most homes, mortice locks have between two and five levers.

. Make a habit of always looking through your door viewer before opening the door.

. Check the viewing angles available on door viewers before buying. The greater the viewing angle, the easier it is to see callers - wherever they are standing.

. It's a good idea to ensure your night latch has a deadlocking facility. Adding extra security, giving the key an extra turn will deadlock the night latch so it can only be opened with a key from the outside but not from the inside - foiling the thief who has smashed door glass to reach in.

. Use night latches as an additional rather than sole means of security. As it is screwed to the door, it may still be possible for burglars to kick the door in or trip the lock tongue with a thin piece of plastic.

. Be especially vigilant if your garage has a connecting door to the house. Once a thief is in your garage he can break-in to the house un-seen.

. Why not think of extending your burglar alarm to cover your garage or shed. We often keep fairly high value equipment in them so let's not help thieves to help themselves.

. It's probably worth making sure your household insurance policy covers theft from your shed and garage.

. Always remember to remove the key from your patio door lock when you are not using the door or go out. Hide all keys in a safe place.

. It's best to get professional advice before fitting additional locks to patio

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We are members of The Institute of Certified Locksmiths. We are 24 hour locksmiths, you speak direct with us not a call Centre. We are Local professional tradesmen, who are vetted by the police, and pride ourselves with a fast within an hour target, emergency response time. We supply and fit locks to British standards. We are fast, friendly and efficient and can do work for domestic homes, or commercial businesses.

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We're your local locksmiths. So if you get locked out, call us out! We are available for burglary repair day or night and is also useful when you lock yourself out the house. You never know when you might need a locksmith, so add our number to your mobile phone! We are able to open all locks.
  • Burglary Repair / boarding - Emergency Call Out
  • Lock Fitting
  • Emergency Call out service 24 Hours
  • O.A.P Discount (Discounts available for Pensioners in St Albans, Luton, Harpenden, Stevenage, and Dunstable)
  • New Front and Back Doors
  • Fire Doors
  • Alarms
  • UPVC and Composite Door Locks

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