Dial A Locksmith are based in the Midlands
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We are a genuinely local midlands based locksmith company. We can offer you professional advice on your home or business security, no matter the service we are very accommodating, key cutting, lock installation, alarm installation or a general security review. If you give us a call we will be able to help you with your security problems.
Our Service Standards
If you get locked out of your home you will need a dependable locksmith that offers a decent price if you choose Locksmith Midlands Dial A Locksmith you can be assured that we are really close by and can be with you quickly, not only that all of our staff are CRB checked and have had the highest quality training. All of our workers carry ID cards, make sure you check this before commencing any work. We can access your property swiftly with minimum damage at a competitive price. We can open any door or lock no matter the material, whether wood, metal, uPVC or anything else, we have seen it all. Our staff are not only trained experts in the locksmith field but have also had comprehensive customer service experience so rest assured that you wont get some grumpy miserable person assisting you when you are potentially the most stressed but will get someone who is calm collected and polite.
Security Tips and Advice from Locksmith Midlands Dial A Locksmith
We are going to give you some free security tips for your home and business because although we are always here when disaster does strike, prevention is better than a cure. We know in today's busy life it can be too easy to forget the little things that can prevent something terrible happening but with crime not going away and your personal treasured possessions at risk from home intrusion, and so many businesses that we know that have had stock and electricals stolen, it is crucial to keep these tips in mind and do not hesitate to contact us if you need our support.
Basic Home Security
We will start with some of the basic home security tips that we all know but maybe have become a little complacent with due to not happening to you so far. It may seem like common sense but when you have a busy family and work life these things can often get overlooked.
Making sure that you always lock all doors and windows when you leave the house, never leaving windows open and making sure you do not have valuables in plain site for burglars to be tempted are the core safety tips but we will go over many more to make sure house is the safest in the neighbourhood, these small things that we all know, but sometimes just slip our mind.
Get to know your neighbours
It is important to have people that you trust to look after your house when you are away from home. Ideally they should have a spare set of keys so that if you do lose yours you have someone you can rely on to gain access to your property.
There may be occasions when you have teenagers left alone at home and perhaps they may decide to have a big house party, this can be a time when keys are stolen or the house cased out by unscrupulous individuals who will come back at a later time to steal from your home. Having neighbours that can keep an eye on your home will give you a sense of wellbeing and the neighbours can let you know if things are happening at your home that you do not know about! It is also important to ensure that trusted friends and family have a set of keys, especially if you do not know your neighbours very well. Dial a Locksmith Birmingham can support you alongside your local police to prevent future break-ins and help you feel more assured if this has regrettably already happened to you. The police will always advise that you change your locks if your home is broken into to make sure that security is at its best.
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Locksmith Midlands advice for keeping valuables out of sight
It is essential to keep your valuables secure and out of sight from potential thieves. There are so many techniques in which you can enhance your home safety without any incurring expensive costs.
One of the best tips we can give you on keeping valuables out of sight is to ensure that in lockups, sheds and other outbuildings you only keep things of low value. If you have an expensive toolkit it would be much better kept under the stairs and instead move some of the unused boxes stored there into the shed. Christmas decorations, old toys, clothes and things that you rarely use are all perfect to be stored outside of the home.
Keep the things you treasure most in the building that is hardest to gain access to and if they are expensive items don't show them off in pride of place in your home, under the stairs, in cupboards and out of sight of the window is the best way to reduce the risk of home intrusion. Being a victim of burglary is no joke and we want to make sure that if a thief is peering through your windows they don't see expensive items lying around.
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Lock Snapping Locksmith Advice
uPVC Doors and Window Locks
Lock snapping, which can also be known as cylinder snapping is a burglary technique which involves snapping a particular type of lock cylinder in two by applying the right amount of force and removing the outside part to expose the locking mechanism. It is a very common method used by burglars to break into houses, and is mainly associated with the euro cylinder lock, which are fitted in most uPVC doors. They can also be found in composite and aluminium doors in both the home and businesses.
Change and replace snappable locks
Lock snapping needs no special tools and hardly any knowledge, there are many videos on youtube that show people how to do this. A large percentage of burglaries use lock snapping so it is important to understand what type of lock you have in your home and if you do have one of these get it replaced asap with a stronger unsnappable lock.
Check your patio door locks, window locks, door locks and outbuilding locks
The more cylinder that is accessible from your door, the more likely it is to snap, a correctly fitted cylinder will provide further protection against snapping. The cylinder should never extend more than 3mm from the handle and should be completely flush if possible. Choose Dial a Locksmith Midlands for your Lock fitting.