Who we are what we do. I lock security …
• All types of Locks changed & repaired.
• Lock and master re-keying
• Popular range of keys cut on site
• 24/7 emergency locked out service. No call out charge
• UPVC Door and window problems solved
• Lock change for tenant management.
• Window locks, garage door locks.
• Access Control services.
• Grilles and Bars: installation and repair.
• Free survey and advice
• Discount for OAP’s, and people on low fixed income *
As well as traditional wooden doors we also specialise in UPVC doors and windows and we can solve alignment problems as well as locking problems. For example if you have to slam to the door or window to close it, then we can put that right. Also perhaps a part of the mechanism is broken? We can supply and fit a new mechanism usually within 24 hours.
Why you should always change your locks when moving. [Quote from Matt Owen of Direct Line.]
Two thirds of homeowners didn’t change the locks when they moved
• Many homeowners have no idea who has keys to their door
• 3.4 million spare keys ‘hidden’ around people’s homes
People are putting themselves at increased risk of burglary by failing to change the locks when they move home, reveals new research by Direct Line*. Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of people did not change the locks when they moved into their current property.
Millions of Britons give out keys to their home to tradespeople, neighbours and family members without keeping track of how many they have given out and whether they are stored safely. Over 70 per cent of people leave spare keys with family members and 18 per cent keep a key at a friend’s house. Over one in five (22 per cent) people trust their neighbour with a key, while almost one in 20 people give out keys to tradespeople.
The research also reveals that people still make simple security mistakes, despite investing huge sums in security lights, home CCTV systems and deadlocks. These errors include clinging onto the long-held tradition of keeping a spare key accessible in their garden or even under the doormat, a trend Direct Line has dubbed ‘the burglar’s gift.’ Over 3.4 million people (7 per cent) leave a spare door key concealed near their home. Many of their hiding places can be easily found in a matter of seconds, with the top hiding places identified as the garden (under plant pots or paving slabs), in a garage or shed and under the doormat.
Matt Owen, spokesperson at Direct Line commented: “Some people are giving out gold-plated invitations to burglars by failing to change the locks to their home when they move in, or by keeping a spare key in an unsecure place. It is important to keep a track of who holds keys to your property, and if they are left with friends and neighbours, that they are not clearly labelled with your address. If a burglar breaks into a home and finds keys for a nearby property clearly labelled with the address it makes their criminal pursuits even easier. We would recommend that all people moving into a new property change the locks and install a highly rated secure lock to maximise protection.”