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A burglary occurs every 40 seconds in the UK which is why we at Keytek® aim to ensure your home is as secure as possible with our home security services. On every single call out we offer our customers a free home security check! This involves ensuring all locks in the home are up to standard and meet the requirements of home insurers. Our local Locksmiths are all DBS checked and professionals in the industry so they will be able to recommend a range of quality products that conform to all of the relevant standards for your home insurance and give you our quality home security services advice so you can be rest assured your home will be as secure as can be.

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We have a comprehensive guide to home security over at our Home Security Guide which you can find here! Here at Keytek® we want everyone’s homes to be as secure as can be which is why our home security services extend further than the physical presence of our Locksmiths. Our Home Security Guide will help you make your own home improvements so that you can begin your home security journey yourself. Our fully comprehensive security guides include:


Home Security Cameras

Home security cameras are on the rise and so the market for them has boomed. There are many types of home security cameras now including doorbell cameras, indoor security cameras and outdoor home security cameras. With so many options on the market it can be quite confusing which to choose. Check out our guide on Indoor Security Camera’s here and our guide on Outdoor Home Security Cameras here!

Smart Home Security

Another home improvement growing in popularity over the last few years is the option to upgrade your home to a smart home. A smart home is the interconnectivity between the appliances in your home, e.g. being able to power your lights with the command of your voice through a smart home device. As well as making your life easier smart home devices have also been developed to make your home safer with smart home security. As a relatively new concept, the market for smart home security has boomed, such as smart doorbells. Smart doorbells are smart as they often include a live time camera, two-way audio and video playback so that you can see and communicate with whoever is knocking at your door and capture great evidence should a burglar attempt to gain access to your home. Find out more about Smart Home Security here!

We are continuously updating our Home Security Guide here to bring you the latest news and security updates. A couple of topics that we are covering shortly are home security systems and home security alarms. In the mean time take a look at our blog here for a weekly security news update!

Home Security

Home insurance providers will often specify that the doors and windows on a property must be fitted with British Standard locks.


A ‘British Standard’ lock will have undergone rigorous testing. These tests include strength, durability and equally important its security. The locks are then re-assessed and re-tested to ensure the safety, quality and reliability of the locks that have been fitted by a local Locksmith.


Identifying a British Standard Lock

A ‘British Standard’ lock is easily identified by the BS Kitemark logo (pictured to the right) which is usually displayed on the face of the lock. The BS Kitemark may also be accompanied by BS: 3621 2007 (mortice locks) or BS: TS007 (Euro cylinders), these are the current requirements set by the majority of Home Insurance providers.


Home Insurance Requirements

After you have been burgled you may want to make a claim through your home insurance provider to help cover the cost of any damage that has been caused by a burglar. Therefore it is important to meet any requirements that are stated in your home insurance policy as failure to do so could result in your policy being invalidated by your Home insurance provider.

Unfortunately, burglary offences are on the rise so it is important homeowners secure their property more now than ever. If the worst should happen, we at Keytek® can help to prevent the situation from happening again. If you have been burgled, the first step is to call the police and don’t touch anything where there could be vital evidence. Whilst you are waiting for the police to come round and investigate make a note of what has gone missing and any details you may have about the incident. Once the police have come round and taken evidence it is time to call the Locksmith.

Keytek® Locksmiths are experts in the security industry so we are able to replace your locks to the highest standard and talk you through the different levels of security locks. Our Locksmiths will also take a look at the locks around your home and give you the best advice and recommendations to put your mind at rest in knowing your home as secure as can be.

If a burglar has damaged your home we also offer an emergency boarding up service. This includes boarding up windows and boarding up doors. Take a look at our Emergency Boarding Up and Burglary Repairs page here for more information!

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