Category: Locksmiths

Smart Locks: The Future has Arrived

Oct 04, 2017

National Home Security Month is something we’ve been talking about on our social media channels. Its aim is to raise awareness around the importance of home security and it runs this year throughout October, offering seasonal tips and advice to help protect the nation’s homes, families and possessions.

During week commencing 16th October, the campaign focuses on smart security. It says that the rise of automated homes and smart technology means that connected security gadgets are becoming increasingly popular. (more…)

Locks and Insurance Compliance: How to Ensure your Cover is Valid

Sep 16, 2017

Last month we discussed the importance of adhering to warranties set out by your buildings and contents insurer, many of which are connected to security measures.

We talked in detail about how these warranties, otherwise known as conditions of the insurance policy, can stipulate that an intruder alarm is fitted and used, but we also mentioned that insurance providers will make it a specific requirement that certain types of locks are in place.

Bearing in mind that failure to comply with warranties on an insurance policy can result in refusal by the provider to pay out on a claim; the importance of understanding the stipulations is clearly evident.

In this post, we are therefore going to focus on the subject of locks and insurance so that you are armed with enough information to ensure you are compliant with typical insurer demands. (more…)

Security Standards: What Exactly does the Kitemark Stand for?

Sep 07, 2017

We have recently been discussing the subject of quality standards concerning insurance requirements. British and, whilst we remain part of the EU, European standards are incredibly important factors when selecting security products, and not just for the purpose of complying with insurance conditions.

British and European standards dictate whether security products meet certain levels of quality, functionality and, where relevant, resistance. In this post we’re taking a look at some of the most common standards associated with popular security initiatives, so that you know precisely what to look out for when making important buying decisions. (more…)

Antique Locks and Keys for Listed Buildings: Problem Solved

Aug 08, 2017

Heritage buildings will typically be fitted with original antique locks, and therefore will of course use antique keys. Some of these can date back several centuries. With many heritage properties open to the public, the ability to keep certain areas protected under lock and key is essential. But how to address the issues of ensuring the locking mechanism meets today’s security standards; replacing missing antique keys and restoring antique locks whilst maintaining the antique look? (more…)

Home Under Construction: Security During Refurbishment

May 16, 2017

With security risks heightening considerably during home refurbishment and construction work, particularly if you are intending to vacate the property whilst works are being carried out, it is imperative that you put additional security measures in place to protect your home. (more…)

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