New year, new home security resolutions!

It’s time to be more security conscious… As part of your New Year’s resolutions for 2015 it may be worth thinking about being more security conscious when it comes to your home. Your belongings may mean a lot to you but to an intruder they’re just a way of making quick and easy cash. A […]

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Happy Christmas from Keytek Locksmiths!

Stay secure and have a Happy Christmas by following our Home Security Tips! Security Tips Use British Standard locks. In order for any type of lock to be classed as ‘British Standard’ the lock must have been through strict testing this includes the strength, durability and its security. You need to look for the British […]

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Tip 12 of The 12 Home Security Tips of Christmas…

Call a local locksmith to book in a home security and insurance compliance check! Call a local locksmith to book in a home security and insurance compliance check, they will be more than happy to upgrade the security of your home for your peace of mind over the Christmas period.

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Tip 11 of The 12 Home Security Tips of Christmas…

Check the locks on any gates or sheds and upgrade/replace if necessary. Make sure anything that can be used by a burglar to gain entry to your property i.e. garden tools is safely locked away. As part of Hertfordshire Constabulary’s ‘The Top Five Operation Guardian Tips’ they recommend securing your garden by shutting and locking […]

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Tip 10 of The 12 Home Security Tips of Christmas…

Use a UV pen to mark any valuables so if the worse does happen it may help to make recovery easier. Many Police Forces and Home Insurance Providers will advise marking any valuables especially those that are more mobile i.e. a laptop or tablet.  A burglary infographic from Tesco Compare showed that the top 5 […]

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Tip 9 of The 12 Home Security Tips of Christmas…

Light it up! Lights with sensors in the garden and at the front of your property will help to deter a burglar as they are more confident when working in the dark. As the nights draw darker, during the winter months it is really worth considering installing motion detector lights externally to your home. Considering […]

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Tip 8 of The 12 Home Security Tips of Christmas…

Keep out any unwanted guests! It is always a good idea to have a spy hole or door chain fitted to your front door especially in the holiday season where you are more likely to receive more visitors to your home. When evaluating the security of your home it is important to consider that you […]

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Tip 7 of The 12 Home Security Tips of Christmas…

Store all sets of keys away from the front door! Whatever time of year it is, it’s never a good idea to leave your keys anywhere near your front door. A letterbox cage or guard can be fitted; burglars will often use the letterbox to retrieve keys stored inside the house. When thinking about the […]

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Tip 6 of The 12 Home Security Tips of Christmas…

Don’t share your holiday plans! Don’t discuss any holiday plans on any type of open forum i.e. Facebook. I’m sure you have all heard the horror stories where over a thousand people turned up to a party that had been made public on Facebook, it would be like that but a party for… burglars! According […]

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Tip 5 of The 12 Home Security Tips of Christmas…

Window shopping for burglars! Remember the Grinch who stole Christmas… never ever leave any presents or valuables where they can be seen by a burglar i.e. in view of a window. The majority of home insurance providers will advise that you keep any valuables out of sight. According to Aviva you should be aware of […]

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