Category: Locksmiths

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…)

Padlocks: A Buyer’s Guide

Jan 14, 2019

Many people rely on padlocks to secure everything from the garden shed to their performance bicycle or shop shutters. But have you ever stopped to think about how secure your padlock really is? If you are in the dark over padlock security ratings, and would like to find out more about the different types of padlock design to help you decide which is best for your needs, read on. (more…)

A Guide to Keeping Your Older Loved Ones Safe

Nov 04, 2018

The Home Office says that older homeowners are at no more risk from crime than any other citizens. However, if you have elderly relatives or friends, you will naturally feel concerned about their safety at home, especially if they live alone. If you are keen to help protect your older loved ones, read on for some expert advice. (more…)

Security Advice for Student Landlords

Oct 10, 2018

With a typically lax approach to security, and the potential for a wealth of attractive technology related loot, it is no wonder student accommodation sits amongst the most targeted property for thieves in the UK.

According to research, one in four students fall victim to burglaries whilst at university, with £25 million having been lost to thieves since 2014. A large proportion – some 80 per cent – of student thefts occur from privately rented multiple occupancy accommodation.

In light of these findings, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has issued advice for student landlords to help protect their properties and their tenants’ possessions. (more…)

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