10% of all burglaries occur with the original home owner keys
If you have recently moved home and not changed your locks then you are at risk, consider changing the locks as a matter of priority
Does each door have more than one security device? consider fitting deadlocks, chains and bolts inaccessible from the outside
Is your home fitted with period locks? these may be worn or no longer fit for purpose in providing protection
Some home security tips to keep you and your loved ones safe
Remove keys from locks when not in use, place out of sight and out of reach, have a look at our Gallery to see why this is important
Apply security film to vulnerable windows to prevent breaking and entry
Fit security lights to illuminate concealed areas
Upgrade locks to British Standard (BS), but beware of poor quality BS locks
Ensure all Euro cylinder locks do not protrude from the handle set as these can be snapped off, our Gallery shows both badly fitted, and well fitted, Euro cylinder locks
Replace any Thumb Turners on outside facing doors with high security BS Euro cylinders as thumb turners can be bypassed. Our Gallery has a picture of a Thumb Turner
Letterboxes allow access to keys, night latches and security bolts, consider fitting additional security around the inside of the letterbox
Older UPVC installations have a bead on the outside of the window holding the glass in place, this is insecure
Some patio doors have external bolts holding the hinge in place allowing the door to be removed, our Gallery has an example
UPVC window and door gearboxes last 10 - 15 years, if your installation is of similar age, expect problems soon
Check the handles, if they are not horizontal or are loose the gearbox may be worn and in need of replacement. Call us before the gearbox fails, it is cheaper to replace now than when the door won't open
Home Insurance Policies "Did you know"...
"Make secure" clause only ensures the opening is secured against unauthorised access and does not ensure the opening is restored to be fully functional?
Have an upper limit on time and materials cost to "Make secure"?
Usually insist on using the cheapest replacement products and materials which appear to be like for like, because one mortice lock is the same as another - right?
"Gain access" clause does not always mean replacing a lock, we are experts in thinking outside of the box and use all means available to let you into your property
Do you feel safe?
Check these websites for crime in your area
How We Can Help
Your security is our business, we can help
Free, no obligation home security review and advice to identify weak or vulnerable security measures, obscured areas, identify non British Standard locks
Service all locks, check UPVC window and door gearboxes, check window hinges and door runners
We supply and fit
British Standard locks
Anti-snap, high security Euro cylinders
Deadbolts, security chains, sash jammers
Cameras and alarms
Spy hole / door viewer
Patio door security bolts
Our service based on good old fashioned family values has proven to be second to none. Whatever your requirements, we pride ourselves on providing a quality product, at a competitive price, with a high level of customer service that you won't get anywhere else, contact us for more information
We are based in Lincoln and Doncaster and serve domestic customers throughout South Yorkshire and the East Midlands
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