How to Install a Lock on a Wooden Gate
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by Abbie Jones
3w ago
Wanting to make your wooden gate more secure by installing a lock on it but aren’t sure how to properly do that? Read this Keytek® Locksmiths blog for all the correct information on installing a lock on a wooden gate. 1. Placement The first step is to choose the placement of where you want your lock, taking into consideration how high you want it to be. 2. Drilling Drill the top and the bottom fixing holes as well as the centre hole to match the diameter of the lock. 3. Insert Screws Insert the screws into the top and bottom fixing holes that were made by the drill. 4. Insert Spindle Insert th ..read more
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Who Should You Give Your Spare Key To?
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by Abbie Jones
3w ago
Having a spare key to your home is always an important thing to have, and so is deciding who has access to your spare key and therefore, your home. In this Keytek® Locksmith blog, we will be going through which people you should be considering to look after your spare house key, therefore helping you to increase your home security.   Why You Need a Spare Key Having a spare key is always important for a number of reasons. The main reason being that it helps you to prevent accidental lockouts, as having a spare key on you when leaving your original key in the house means you can still acces ..read more
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5 Security Features Used for uPVC Windows
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by Abbie Jones
1M ago
  uPVC windows are made from un-plasticised polyvinyl chloride. Whilst uPVC windows are strong and can last for around 20 years, they still need to have some security measures for extra safety and protection in your home from break-ins. In this Keytek® Locksmiths blog, we will be going through the ways that you can secure uPVC windows and make your home just that little bit safer. Secure uPVC Window uPVC windows are so popular because of their strength and quality, but further security measures will need to be added to uPVC windows to help protect against burglary. 1. Laminated Glass Inst ..read more
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How To Choose The Right Lock For Your Home
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by Kim Freeman
1M ago
When picking the right lock for your home, you need to consider more than just the aesthetic advantages. You need to think about the level of security you need, who will be using your door and how much you want to spend.   Level Of Security If you live in a standard residential home, then a standard key in lock set up should be fine. We always recommend making sure any lock you buy bears the British Standard Kite Mark and is installed by a professional. If you are looking for a lock for a short-term rental property, such as an Airbnb then there are more factors to consider. High usage by ..read more
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How to Open a Jammed Door Lock
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by Jessica Davies
1M ago
No one wants to find themselves dealing with a jammed lock, especially if you are in a rush to leave the house. You might be tempted to try and fix the issue yourself, but this might not be the best option. We would always advise you phone a professional Locksmith if you are unable to lock or unlock your door. However, if the issue isn’t that serious you may be able to deal with it yourself. Do You Need Help with a Jammed Lock? Get in Touch with our Professional Locksmiths Call us Whether your door lock is jammed from the outside or whether your door lock is jammed from the inside, these he ..read more
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Rough Cost for New Windows UK
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by Jessica Davies
3M ago
Rough Cost for New Windows UK A home’s windows are essential to improving its exterior appeal, energy efficiency, and general comfort. One of the first concerns that probably crosses your mind when thinking about replacing your old windows with new ones is how much it will cost. New window prices can vary widely depending on the type, material, size, and installation needs of the windows. We’ll give you a breakdown of the typical cost of new windows in this article, so you can plan your home renovation project with confidence. Factors Affecting Window Cost Window Type There are many different ..read more
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The Strongest Padlock in the World
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by Abbie Jones
3M ago
If you have been unfortunate enough to have had your padlock snapped from petty thieves, you might be interested in knowing what is on offer for the world’s strongest padlock! The strongest padlock in the world is the Squire SS100CS. This one-of-a-kind defender is the first padlock to ever achieve the highest accreditation from LPCB, level 4! The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) is a global company that set standards for fire and security products across the world, so they just don’t give out these scores lightly. Features of the Strongest Padlock in the World The Squire company have ..read more
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What are Locksmith Tips to Secure a Home?
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by Kim Freeman
4M ago
We all want to know how to stop someone from breaking into your home and how to make it as secure as possible. Locksmiths attend hundreds of jobs over their careers that deal with the aftermath of a break in. So, you’d be right in thinking that they may have some insider knowledge on how to secure your home. We asked one of our Locksmiths Leigh, what his tops tips would be for avoiding a break in.   Advice From an Experienced Locksmith Originally from Yorkshire, our Locksmith Leigh has over 14 years of experience in the Locksmith Industry, helping to not only secure homes but also is a fu ..read more
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Best Garage Door Locks
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by Kim Freeman
5M ago
The best garage door lock is going to be one that provides the best security for your home. Homeowners generally spend a lot of time making sure their home is as secure as possible. However, you might forget that your garage might house one of the most valuable assets you own, your car. Even if you don’t keep your vehicle in there, other items such as bikes, power tools and garden equipment, can be worth a lot of money. You need to make sure that you garage is secured with a lock that can withstand a potential break in attempt. Garage door locks need to be a bit more robust than your average l ..read more
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How to Identify a Lock for Insurance
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by Abbie Jones
5M ago
  When setting up your home insurance policy, one of the questions you’ll probably come across is “what type of locks do you have?”. What many people don’t know is that the type of lock that you have on your doors can determine whether you meet insurance policy terms and conditions and can affect your home insurance premium.   What Are The Insurance Requirements for Door Locks? Not every door lock is going to be covered by insurance, so it’s important to make sure that your home has the correct locks fitted, otherwise there is the risk of having to pay a higher premium for your door ..read more
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