Lockman 247 talks about the Importance of updating our home and office security
Lee from Lockman 247 has been fitting and replacing locks for nearly 10 years. Over time he has been surprised by the number of homes and offices that have inadequate security.
How have things changed?
As time goes on, technology and techniques adapt quickly. We are always updating our phones and computers to prevent cyber attacks. Still, when it comes to our homes and offices, we often forget about checking our locks.
When you go back to work, will your home be safe from burglaries?
Security for your home is vital during this unexpected time as a rush of burglars is expected on homes as people start heading back to work normally. One of the most common forms of entry to your home is a technique called lock snapping. Burglars use a homemade device to go around your lock cylinder and then breaking it into two segments. Once the inside mechanism is exposed and vulnerable to tampering, enabling entry to your property.
Anti-snap is a simple but vital security measure.
Anti-snap locks are the perfect security measure against lock-snapping and the blowtorch technique. Burglars use a small portable blowtorch to melt around the lock and expose the mechanism. Once it is vulnerable, the lock is snapped using the above method. With anti-snap locks, this technique will not work.
If your anti-snap lock is the correct size and fitted correctly, the above techniques won’t work, keeping your property secure. The team at Lockman 247 are all trained and experienced, so we ensure that the correct locks are always fitted.
So, what makes an anti-snap lock so secure?
As you are probably aware, locks are made as one single unit and very ridged. This is why lock-snapping works so well. When burglars use this technique to gain access, they keep forcing the lock back and forth until it eventually becomes loose, giving them full access to your property.
The simple solution
There is a weak point toward the barrel’s front with an anti-snap lock, so when you try and use the lock-snapping technique, the front end of the barrel is designed to snap off. This leaves the important part of the locking mechanism safe from tampering.
Finding a trusted local locksmith to fit anti-snap locks.
If you decide to look for a local locksmith to check or replace your locks, you need to make sure they are fully qualified and insured. Like any other business sector, there are people out to make money, so do your research before booking a locksmith.
Don’t just book a locksmith, do your research first.
It is always a good idea to look online to see if you can find local company reviews. This is quite often a good reflection on a company’s reputation. Don’t forget to look and post on social media sites to see who other people in your area use for locksmith services, and don’t forget always to get at least 3 quotes. This said, remember the cheapest is not always the best, so do your research.
Booking a locksmith to check your locks
If you book a locksmith to check your locks, it should only take a trained locksmith a few minutes to check your locks for you to see if they are fitted correctly and make sure they are anti-snap locks.
Many locksmiths offer lock checks as part of there service, so it is worth checking in your area. Just remember, a burglar can gain entry just as quick without anti-snap locks.
Tips to look out for a professional local Locksmith
Are you looking for a local Locksmith to help? Every year, countless individuals find themself needing to call a locksmith for a variety of reasons. Finding a locksmith you can trust can be a daunting task, as an untrained locksmith may leave you more vulnerable or out of pocket.
Check if they offer a 24 Hour Locksmith Service.
You will not often come across a locksmith professional who does not offer a 24-hour locksmith service, as this tends to make up a big part of any locksmith revenue.
Ask Friens & Family for Locksmith Recommendations
When searching for a locksmith, don’t forget to ask friends and family. They are often the best people to get non-judgement recommendations. Another good tip is to look on a social media site to see what locksmith companies other people in your area use or have used in the past.
When you have recommendations, research them to make sure
Researching the locksmith company you decide to use is very important. You are letting a stranger into your home and trusting them to provide you with a safe and secure service. There are no locksmithing regulations, so anyone can say they are a locksmith. Making it even more important, you use a reputable locksmith company that is highly rated.
If you don’t have any recommendations, look online.
Suppose you can’t find anyone who can recommend a local locksmith; you will need to look online. A good place to start would be “local locksmith”, and if you use a browser like Google, it will show you local locksmiths in your area. If you click on one, Google will display more information, including reviews and company updates.
Mr Lee Bennett, LockMan 247
Address: 31 Primmer Road, Donnington, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 8LA
Phone Number: 01952 305 247