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08 May

A Burglars Own Security Tips

Happy May to you all, I hope you enjoyed your Easter. I took advantage of a few days off to get some film viewing done. One of which was Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, To Catch a Thief, starring the impossibly glamorous Grace Kelly and equally handsome Cary Grant. Set in the beautiful French Riviera, a series of daring robberies take place with expensive jewellery being stolen. Suspicion falls on Grant due to his past as a cat-burglar. Without giving away the ending, he has to use skills and knowledge from his own criminal past to try and foil the new thief, thus proving his own innocence. 

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03 April

Burglary Prevention Tips

If we ignore everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, we’ve had quite a nice few days recently with plenty of sunshine to enjoy. A sure sign that Spring is on its way, and before you know it Easter will be along. 

I’ve been racking my brains about what I could get you, my dear readers, as an Easter present. Easter Eggs just seemed a bit too obvious, and didn’t you say you were on a diet anyway? Perhaps some flowers, but then there’s hay fever to consider. So I finally settled on a blog containing tips about how to keep your house safe. You may feel a bit short changed by that, and complain that I give you that every month anyway. But this is a special Easter-themed blog. Mainly because I’ve mentioned the word Easter four times already. Well, five now. 

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02 March

New Locks For Your New Home In Barnsley

Until recently I’m not sure I ever fully understood that Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”, but after the last few years of political turmoil, pandemic and now war,  it’s really beginning to hit home. What we’d give to live in slightly duller times right now, with news bulletins struggling to find enough material to fill half an hour each night. 

Not withstanding all the geo-political events, and our thoughts are firmly with those affected by horrendous conflict, we do still have to keep some semblance of normality. The washing needs doing, the fridge needs filling, the housework is still there – the trivialities that make life what it is don’t go away. In that vein, I’ll try to ignore world affairs and instead focus on more mundane matters, such as the security implications you face when moving house. 

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12 February

Using Your Garden For Extra Security

February’s here and whilst waiting for all those Valentine cards to come pouring in, one’s thoughts naturally turn to the coming of Spring. And we know what appears in Spring – new-born lambs, blooming flowers, and hopefully a new series or two to watch on Netflix. 

Being neither a famer, nor a TV reviewer, I’m just going to concentrate on the middle of that triumvirate. Well, vaguely about blooming flowers anyway – it’s more about gardens, plants, and how they can help assist with the prevention of burglaries. 

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08 January

Barnsley Locksmiths New Years Resolutions

So it’s 2022 and STILL no sign of the flying cars, jetpacks, robot butlers or day trips to Mars. I’m beginning to think Tomorrow’s World lied to us in the 1970s. Nevertheless, Happy New Year to you all and let’s hope that 2022 is good to us all. Although, bearing in mind I’ve been saying that for the last decade or so, it’s clearly a wish rather than a guarantee – remember when 2016 was the worst year ever, and the next few couldn’t possibly be worse?

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11 December

Xmas Security From A Barnsley Locksmith

Hey hey. Or should it be Ho Ho? Yep, it appears to be dangerously close to Christmas which seems to have come around insanely quickly this year. And whilst, like a Downing Street party, we may not be entirely sure how, or indeed, if it’s happened, there’s not a lot we can do about it apart from accept it and quietly plot revolution over the turkey and cranberry sauce. 

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30 October

Car Theft Prevention

What do you do if you see a Spaceman? Park your car, man!

I seem to have developed an addiction to sniffing brake fluid but it’s okay… I can stop at any time. 

What happens when a frog’s car breaks down? It gets toad away. 

Yes, you’ve joined me bang in the middle of my car jokes marathon. Although I use the word “jokes” advisedly. I have a lot more of them, but for the sake of your sanity I’ll leave it at just the three. But all this just serves as an introduction to today’s blog which is all about, take a guess… yep, cars. 

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03 October

Barnsley Locksmith Advice For Autumn

I don’t want to worry you, but it does seem to be October already. I know, I know, it was only May the other day, but you take a moment to blink, and the next thing you know the nights are getting darker, the shops are full of Halloween paraphernalia, and one eye is being drawn towards that thermostat in the hall. Although with the current gas crisis, maybe the middle-aged man of the house will be putting a padlocked box over that to make sure it doesn’t get switched on until at least November. 

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06 September

Barnsley Locksmith Advice For Parents With Young Children

Well, the summer school holidays are over and the kids should all now be back in the classroom. If yours aren’t, you’d better either check the school calendar or alternatively just remember that your kids are in their forties anyway, and it’s really up to their headteacher to address their attendance at work. 

So, children, hey? I’m guessing that some of you will have them and some of you won’t. It’s that sort of insightful analysis that brings you back here each month, isn’t it?  But even if you don’t have children, you’re probably aware of the concept – they’re like adults who haven’t lived as long yet and are generally smaller and less willing to have a bath or shower than their larger counterparts. That BBC documentary gig can’t be far off for me.  

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15 August

Locksmith on Summer Holiday

Hi there. Usually at this time of year I would do a blog about precautions to take to secure your property when going away for a summer holiday.  What with one thing and another, though, this year is kind of different, and a lot of people will be having a staycation in the true meaning of the word, so whilst I can still advise you to look back on those blogs, I thought it might be rubbing salt into the wound a bit to assume we’re all going away for a nice holiday this year. 

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