Security for People Living Alone – Top 5 Safety Tips
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by Martin Slane - IKS
9h ago
As approved London Locksmiths we are often asked about security for people living alone. When living alone safety and having a sense of security can become a higher priority. We are most commonly asked about: Security for elderly living alone. (Read our post on Safety Tips for Living Alone – Essential Home Security for Seniors.) Safety tips for women living alone The best security measures when living alone for the 1st time When living alone, security can seem even more important because individuals can feel very vulnerable. Sadly, some people are so scared of intruders that they develop a c ..read more
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Expert Tips to Secure Your Windows from Burglars
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by Martin Slane - IKS
1M ago
As specialists in upgrading home security for windows and doors, we know the best way to secure windows to prevent burglary. The Importance of Securing Windows IKS are experts in emergency burglary repair, so we have an insight into all the tricks of the trade used by intruders when breaking into properties. Through experience of regularly attending properties following a break in, we can assure you that home window security is as important as door security, if not more! Windows are extremely vulnerable, particularly when they are poorly secured. Alternative Ways to Secure Windows to Deter Bur ..read more
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Community Support in Barnet: As Local Locksmiths Why We Choose Local Businesses 
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by Martin Slane - IKS
2M ago
IKS Locksmiths are MLA Approved, family run, local locksmiths based in High Barnet. As Barnet locksmiths, we value the rich sense of community support that is a unique feature of the local High Barnet area. The strong sense of support and trust that is evident in local businesses in Barnet is quite special in this day and age and something that we hope can be celebrated and preserved for future generations. Exhibition: ‘Traces of Faces and Places: Barnet High Street 2023’ Barnet Museum is exhibiting around 50 of Simon Hollins’s photographs depicting the people and places that make up our local ..read more
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What is the Best Safe for Home Security?
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by Martin Slane - IKS
5M ago
When choosing the best safe to buy for your home it very much depends on what you want to secure and the value of the contents. In addition to that, you also need to consider other variables such as location, circumstances and client preferences. The best safe for an individual homeowner can vary widely depending on the customers requirements. Professional Advice on The Best Safes for Homes Buying a home safe is an investment and seeking advice from a security safe specialist is vital when it comes to choosing the ideal safe. A personal touch and bespoke service will ensure that your safe inst ..read more
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IKS MLA EXPO 2023 Highlights
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by Martin Slane - IKS
6M ago
I spent the 20th and 21st of October at the Master Locksmiths Association MLA Expo 2023 Locksmith Trade Show in The International Centre, Telford. MLA EXPO October 2023 A few days well spent at the locksmith exhibition with lots of security product inspiration, specialist security training and excellent security product deals. It is always great to meet up face to face with suppliers, the Master Locksmiths Association and fellow locksmiths. I always get so much from my time spent at the show and come back feeling inspired and with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for my role in providing speciali ..read more
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Unreported Crime in High Barnet Compromising Local Residents Security
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by Martin Slane - IKS
6M ago
Recent feedback from local High Barnet residents suggests a reluctance to report crime with many saying, “What’s the point?” Many residents believe that reporting a crime in Barnet is a waste of time because nothing will be done. Are you one of those people? Why It’s Crucial That Residents Report All Crimes in Barnet Reporting crime in High Barnet has never been more important. Many people think that it is not worth it because nothing is achieved and the report just becomes a statistic. The reality is that statistics are what drives increased police presence in the area. Under Reported Crime ..read more
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Are Roller Shutters Worth It?
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by Martin Slane - IKS
1y ago
Security roller shutters are usually used for commercial property security and sometimes they can be the best option for home security. Automatic roller shutter garage doors are a popular option and we have also installed automatic rollers shutters for homes. As experts in security grilles and roller shutter installation in London we can advise you on the pros and cons and the best option for your particular property. There are a number of factors to consider in relation to the logistics and practicalities of automatic roller shutter door security. Considerations When Buying Automatic Roller S ..read more
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5 Common Locksmith Scams to Avoid
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by Martin Slane - IKS
1y ago
When calling a locksmith be prepared to avoid becoming a victim of a locksmith scam. Locksmith scams are common and happen every day due to a lack of industry regulation. Security Industry Legislation In September 2021 the issue of locksmith regulation was debated in parliament. Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby and Bulkington, urged the Government to consider amending the Private Security Industry Act 2001 or introduce new legislation to protect consumers by requiring all locksmiths to be licensed. Until changes are made great caution is required when choosing a locksmith. A large percentage of peopl ..read more
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A Guide to Types of Banham Patent Locks
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by Martin Slane - IKS
1y ago
As experienced independent Banham locksmiths in London we are often asked, what are the best Banham locks, why Banham locks are so expensive and are Banham locks are worth it? In this post we explain everything you need to know about most popular Banham locks. Banham Lock Features Banham door locks are made with a high security 6 pin drill resistant cylinder that has a security key protected patent. Most Banham locks meet British Standard BS 3621, the standard required for insurance purposes. All Banham locks have the Secured by Design accreditation. Why Choose Patent Locks? The advantage of c ..read more
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5 Reasons to Call an Experienced Locksmith to Install a Night Latch Lock
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by Martin Slane - IKS
1y ago
If you think fitting a Yale night latch is an easy DIY job think again. In this post, we explain the reasons why it is wise to call deadlocking night latch installation specialists if you are wondering how to install a night latch lock yourself. As London security locks specialists we have seen what can happen when a customer doesn’t know how to fit a Yale night latch and makes an amateur attempt. Yale night latch installation is 100% a job for a professional as it is so important that it is done well. Key Problems with DIY Night Latch Fitting It takes an experienced specialist to know how to ..read more
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