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How to choose the right lock | Locksmiths sw10 London

We all know that choosing something without understanding it can be very confusing or even upsetting.

Fitting or replacing a lock or a mechanism looks very easy and very simple thing to do. But the matter of fact, the smallest thing can be much more difficult and can cause even a bigger problem than you think, which also might cost you dearly. A specially today when there are so many variety of locks and so many companies and different kinds of locks.

People are confusing sometimes between a name of a company and the type of the lock.

For example, some customer will tell the locksmith that they have a YALE when the locksmith asks which lock has the problem.

 

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There are night latches and mortise, euro and ovals, cam locks and deadbolts and many more.

Yale , just like Era, Winkhaus, Union, Vita, Mila, GeGe,  Millenco,  Multi-Lock and etc. They are all lock companies, that each has a variety of lock types and mechanisms.

Each lock come in a different shape and size, some will have extra protection in order to stand in the regulations of the kitemark – British Standard.

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So how do we choose? We can always rely on our good eye and just go and buy one at the nearest shop, but why risk it? That is where your local locksmith comes in and do the job for you. Less headaches less troubles and much more accurate job. 

You locksmith will have the replacement lock in his van, he is practiced and has the skills and knowledge to fix your problematic lock or installing a new one without damaging the door and frame.

When there is doubt please be smart and let the professionals to do their job and save you the time and trouble. After all that is why we are to serve your security needs.

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Why the extra security?

Why do we need the extra accessories for our doors and windows around the house?

Well… for security!!! Isn’t that what is all about???

 

“Today’s burglars got a lot more sophisticated and don’t break the glass anymore but breaking the simple and cheap locks since it is quite, easier and much less messier.”

(broken windows are usually a mistake or making a damage on purpose to vandalize since breaking a double or triple glass windows is not that easy).

 

So why not using these small solutions that usually have 2 screws and easy to fit by DIY can prevent, most people are not aware of them or prefer not to have them for decorative reasons, even though that most of them are not very visual or can be hidden and they come in a variety of colors and designs that can match the colors of the door/windows.

 

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A simple bolt, window lock, safety catch, restrictor catch, sash blockers/jammers, hinge lock or even a cable restrictor can prevent the frustration of coming home to a broken window frame and to find out your house has been burgled.

 

Even if the door has a proper British Standard lock and mechanism, the extra small security accessory will prevent the burglar from coming in. These items are also good to be a child proof and rest assure that the child won’t be able to wander outside by pushing the handles or even turning the key the door/window will remain shut.

 

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Lock and key | Locksmiths sw15 London Putney

Is it locked or just shut?

There is a massive misconception of understanding the difference between SHUT and LOCKED.

For those who has locking mechanism doors (MLP-Multi Lock Points), UPVC or wood,there is an option of shutting the door close and the “only” way to open is with a key turning the latch (since the outside handle isn’t operating the latch, just upward to activate the mechanism)

Well, you are wrong!

The only thing that “stops” the burglar from getting into the house is the latch!

A hook through the mail box or a big screwdriver or even a thick plastic card can open the door in less then 30 seconds and most of the time it won’t even look suspicious for the neighbours because it looks like trying to turn the key.

 

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Having a locking mechanism is a great way to secure your house. Why not using it?

3 simple steps.

 

  1. Close the door.
  2. Lift the handle all the way up and release.
  3. Turn the key anti-clockwise.

 

 Now your door is locked and you can go on your way rest assured that walking in wont be that simple.

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Lifting the handle without turning the key DOES NOT mean that your door is locked!

 

There is a massive amount of varieties mechanisms, some are more secured than the others but the general idea is that they are all secured enough to keep your door locked.

But hold on. Having a Lamborghini with a golf cart wheels doesn’t really makes sense does it?

Make sure you have a British Standard Anti-Snap that it is aligned with the handles and not sticking too far out on all of your external doors for your safety and for the insurance purposes.

Following these simple step will make you sleep better at night knowing your door is secure properly.

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Locks Mechanism by the Locksmiths | Emergency Locksmiths in sw2 near Brixton

British  Standard. Why is it needed and what is the logic behind it.

In our big global market of today we can find anything from everything.

Almost every invention has a minimum of 10 copycats and so as the locks world.

The majority of the old locks are very easy to pass through so the smart idea was to upgrade the lock in a way that will make the burglar life a bit harder, hopefully he will give up and walk away.

So many type of locks has been improved: Anti-Swipe, Anti-Pick, Anti-drill, Anti-Snap.There are so many types and versions, so how do a client decides which lock to choose and why and for what? Is it too expensive or is it really better then the other lock?

Well…, most people will choose the right lock according to their locksmith advise.

The rest who are looking for the cheap and easy way usually will end up getting the wrong lock, security wise or size wise, which is a shame.

 

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The majority of people change the lock on few main reasons:

Moving to a new apartment/house, after burglary, in case of a key lost or in case of emergency.

Picking the right lock must have a few simple steps.

 

  1. The type of the door ( wood or UPVC ).
  2. How many locks on the door and their location (1-4).
  3. The extra bits of safety ( alarms, chains, bolts etc ).

 

Once you understand the locks mechanism by the locksmith explanation it will be wise to make sure you will have the right lock with the British Standard kite mark.

You won’t  drive a car that didn’t pass any test before it went on the road do you? So why do it with your home security and pick cheap and weak locks?

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How to Find Real Locksmiths in London SW11 near Batersea ?

The locksmith industry in the U.K is one of the busiest industries

The fact you need no certificate or a license to practice makes the market exposed to “COWBOYS” who may not know the job and over charge a ridiculous amount for something that can be much simpler.

That case affects not just the customers but also the legitimate Tradesman. A simple pick or a card slide that can open a closed latch often is ignored and the “locksmith” will force the customer to agree to drill the lock and buy a new one. We provide nearest Locksmiths within minutes to attend your doorstep as soon as possible.

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The customer who is usually unaware to that fact and his misfortune puts him in a very desperate position must agree and pay the high price. Literally.

HOW to prevent that from happening?

Make sure to look at few things that separate the two.

  1. A real locksmith will be dressed properly to a tradesman usually with the company logo. Not jeans, training’s, sport shoes etc.
  2. A real locksmith will have at least a business card or a logo invoice.
  3. A real locksmith will have a proper vehicle not a small and messy private car.
  4. A real locksmith will explain the problem and will ask for permission before start working on the problematic lock or situation.
  5. Most important, a real locksmith will have a proper tool box and not just a driller.

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