GET ADVICE FROM A PROFESSIONAL
All locksmiths are not created equal, and unfortunately anyone can call themselves a locksmith. Always get advice from a member of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA). This will ensure that the company not only adheres to real standards, but will always registered with the Goverment’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) previously known as Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). We are not only professional in all we do and advise, but are members and sit on the board of the Master Locksmiths Association.
KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED WHEN THEY DON’T NEED TO BE UNLOCKED
Gone are the days when people could leave their doors open and still feel safe – if they ever existed.
There is no point in security if you don’t use it.
DON’T USE CHEAP LOCKS
Always use locks that have the British Standard (BS) mark. It is never worth saving a couple of pounds by buying inferior locks. A lock is there for to protect you and the cost per year becomes negligible.
Furthermore and very importantly you are not fully covered by your insurance if you do not.
INFERIOR FITTING OF LOCKS WILL DAMAGE AND WEAKEN DOORS
Locks that are not fitted properly will create a weak spot in the very structure of your door and doorframe and leave you with a false sense of security.
When you get a professional to fit your lock you can rest assured that you have the maximum protection that your lock is designed for.
ENSURE THAT YOUR WINDOWS ARE SECURE
Windows are an often overlooked security hole in the fabric of your building. Fitting Key Operated Window Locks doesn’t take long and makes real sense, both for your security and your insurance premiums.
Just like door locks, you risk not being covered by your insurance policy should the worst happen.
HAVE YOUR LOCKS AND SECURITY SERVICED AT LEAST ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS
Locks and security are only as good as the structures they are fixed to, and these can weaken over ther years. So it makes good sense to get your security serviced regularly. Every 5 years should be fine, and again the cost per year in negligible, especially when compared to the security of your family and possessions.