If you or anyone you know have been unfortunate enough to get burgled then this may prompt you to review the security of your home.
But why do we always wait for an unfortunate event to happen before we put the right security measures in place.
Investing the majority of your security budget on an alarm is not enough to protect your property and entry points from unwanted visitors; it’s equally important to purchase the correct locks to ensure your home is safe.
There is never one lock to suit all needs. Instead you have to take into account a wide range of issues such as what type of door you have, the level of key security you require, the quality of the frame in which you are fitting it, your insurance requirements and your desired security level.
With this long list of considerations, you may feel like choosing the right lock is trickier than playing darts with spaghetti.
Luckily, A.R Locksmiths accredited locksmiths are on hand to give you the help and advice you require.
By obtaining good advice about your locks you may even be able to save money, as some insurance companies even offer a discount off the normal premium, if your property has a higher degree of security, which can be achieved by installing a lock conforming to BS 3621.
Aside from the benefits of a discounted rate on home insurance, a lock conforming to BS 3621 offers a higher degree of security to protect yourself, your family and your home.
If you think your security could be at all compromised, contact A.R Locksmiths and we can pop round and give a free home security check letting you know the right locks you should be choosing.
What is lock snapping?Lock snapping involves snapping the lock cylinder in two, by applying force, and removing the outside part to expose the lock mechanism. Doing so provides access to the mechanism, allowing the door to be unlocked.
Thieves use tools like hammers and screwdrivers to snap the locks and worryingly, it can take just seconds to gain access. This technique does not require experience or skill, merely brute force.
The locks most at risk of this type of attack are fitted with a euro profile cylinder. Euro profile locks are found in the majority of PVCu and composite doors installed in the last 15 years and operate in combination with a multipoint lock.
To combat this threat simply upgrade your cylinder to one that is specifically designed to prevent this method of attack, ideally one that meets the TS007 3 Star standard.
A.R Locksmiths can supply and fit 3 star rayed euro locks.
We mainly stock the Avocet abs and we now stock the Brisant Ultion locks, these are very good locks which also have a few options of upgrading the key
I'm back! After a busy couple of weeks and been away on holiday I have actually got some time to update my blog and let everyone know about the start of National Home Security Month.
Each week NHSM will be focusing on a different area of home security, this week is all about how to help you keep your property protected with the latest facts and stats about home security.
Print off the checklist below and see what security your home has or hasn't got and what you could do to improve it.
So i will be posting more stuff through out the month of October trying to provide you with the best security advice i can.
Thanks A.R Locksmiths
Ncfe Level 3 Qualified Locksmith