New lock installation and lock repairs by specialists
Get to know expert advice in the maintenance of locks and fixing simple issues that you may face.
When choosing between sliding door locks, focus on the heavy-duty ones
Heavy-duty locks are not only stronger compared to their traditional counterparts, but they also have two bolts instead of latches. As you probably know, bolts are harder to overcome, especially when the intruder uses force. Make sure that the new sliding door locks are properly installed. Remember to use them all the time and not only at night.
Test Your UPVC Lock and Door Once a Year
You might think you are testing your UPVC lock every day by simply unlocking it, but do you look at it on a daily basis? Look for signs of damage around the lock to know if someone tried to temper with it, as well take a proper look at the door itself to see it is properly aligned.
Determine a precise place for storing keys to avoid loss.
You should have such a place in your home and in your office as well. Ideally, it will be sufficiently high above the ground and the keys will not be clearly visible. You should have a special place for carrying keys in your bag as well. It is best if this is a zipped pocket.
Secure a garden shed with a padlock.
These devices are suitable for sheds which do not come with integrated locks, according to the experts of our locksmith company in Uxbridge. They are typically easy to install, but present a considerable barrier to thieves who would not want to devote time and effort to accessing items which are not of very high value.