Category: Locksmiths

Brexit Stockpiling? Important Security Measures You MUST Consider.

Jun 05, 2019

If, like many UK businesses, you have been stockpiling imported goods in anticipation of a hard or uncertain Brexit, or you are thinking about it, then there is a great deal to consider. The logistics; the practicalities and the financial impact are a starting point, but have you also thought about the security and insurance aspects? (more…)

A Guide to HMO Security

Apr 08, 2019

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are homes which are shared between at least three tenants who are not related, and who share basic amenities such as a kitchen or bathroom. As a landlord of an HMO, there are very specific fire safety responsibilities you must adhere to, but did you also know you have certain responsibilities concerning the security of the property? (more…)

Lock Bumping: Problems and Solutions

Mar 01, 2019

Lock bumping is a commonly used method by intruders to gain entry to a property. It involves using a modified key to manipulate the lock open. It is a sad fact that these modified ‘bump keys’ are available to buy online, and the lock bumping method is even capable of compromising a fairly decent deadbolt lock. In this post we are looking at the problems associated with lock bumping, and how to overcome them.

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Security Measures to Prevent Identity Theft

Feb 21, 2019

Fraud costs the UK economy around £193 million per year. Personal identity information is one of the most valuable forms of data targeted by criminals. Details like names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers as well as financial information can be used to steal an identity and open credit and bank accounts and apply for loans, benefits and official documents such as driving licences and passports, leading to an array of devastating issues for the victims.

Whilst identity thieves are well known for targeting online sources in their quest to acquire personal information, the fact remains that physical means like bank statements, tech devices and the contents of a wallet can all provide inroads for fraudsters.

So what measures, aside from online security, can we employ to safeguard our personal data and prevent identity theft? Let’s take a look.

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7 Practical Ways to Secure Your Bicycle at Home

Jan 26, 2019

Whether your prized bicycle is a road or town bike, a racer or a mountain bike, you’ll be keen to keep it safe and secure. So what measures do you have in place to reduce the risk of your bicycle becoming a victim of theft?

Many people opt to keep their bicycles in a garage or shed, but the problem is that thieves know this only too well. If you are a bicycle owner, read on for the expert security advice you need to keep it protected courtesy of our seven practical tips. (more…)

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