Security Advice FAQ

From changing your lock to securing your garden shed, Locksmiths Local’s security advice FAQ has included a selection of useful tips and advice to help you and your family stay safe at home.

With an array of security information and lists of useful organisations to contact for further advice, you’ll be up-to-date with the latest before you know it!

Cylinder Lock Snapping: What You NEED To Know

Cylinder Snapping, lock snapping or even the term Lock Bumping is a common method used by burglars to break into a property that is fitted with a euro cylinder, most commonly found PVCu, composite and aluminium doors. The Method of Lock Snapping – H...

Digital Door Lock

Digital door locks provide a low cost, easy to install security solution for buildings that require a reliable means of access control, but where the allocation of keys or cards is unpractical due to the volume of people entering and exiting the building. Because...

Find Approved Security Products

Find approved security products in the same way that you should look for an independently accredited locksmith, the same goes for security products. Sold Secure for example is a test house dedicated to the testing and approval of security products. List...

Fuel and Oil Theft: What You Need To Know

Fuel and Oil theft has been a problem for many years as oil is clearly an attractive proposition for thieves who are now actively targeting fuel tanks at farms, transport depots and domestic properties. The thieves may be using the oil for their own...

Home Safety and Security Tips

Here are some great home safety and security tips for you. Exterior of your house - Review the exterior of your property to make sure there are no broken windows or access through garages or conservatories.  Lock any tools and items such as ...

Key Cabinets For Safety And Security

Keeping keys out of the wrong hands is a big task when running a business, coupled with ensuring they are organised. With that in mind, below is a fast and simple ‘Key Cabinet Buyer’s Guide’.   Security Key Cabinets for Car and Vehicle Keys ...

Neighbourhood and Home Watch

Neighbourhood and Home Watch is the UK’s largest voluntary movement, with 173,000 schemes and 7.9 million members. Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network, England & Wales (NHWN) charity represents all Home Watch and Neighbourhood Watch members a...

Protecting Your Home from Thieves: Important!

While it's difficult protecting your home from thieves, most home burglaries are done by amateurs. Below is a list of precautions you could take to minimise the risk of being burgled: Lock up your home, even if you go out only for a short time....

Protecting your Shed: Essential Information

Here are some great tips for keeping your shed safe and sound! Use the best security products to lock your property. The robust Shed Alarm Kit from Kasp , is a 4pc kit which consists of a PIR sensor which senses movement and provides round the...

Safes Frequently Asked Questions

Safes Frequently asked questions - Firstly, what can I use a safe for? A data safe – to keep electronic data such as back-up tapes or CDs/DVDs safe. A fire safe (wanting to ensure documents for example are safe from fire) A safe to keep cash a...

Useful Links For You!

Below is a list of useful online website which could be useful to gain additional information regarding keeping secure in your home and associations which support the values of this and the Locksmith’s industry which services it. Neighbourhood and H...

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