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Coronation security by a Barnsley locksmith

May 26, 2023 2:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Coronation security by a Barnsley locksmith

Does Buckingham Palace have anti snap locks? You can’t have failed to notice that it’ll soon be the coronation of King Charles. The primary reason that you can’t have failed to notice this is due to all the shameless attempts by companies and brands to jump on the royal bandwagon in an attempt for publicity or sales. It is truly…


Reminders from a Barnsley locksmith

May 26, 2023 2:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Reminders from a Barnsley locksmith

Give up the habit of leaving your doors unlocked Easter is fast approaching which means we’re fair racing our way through the month of Lent. You never had me down as a biblical scholar, did you? And you’d be right, but it’s somewhere in the back of my mind that Lent takes us from pancakes to chocolate eggs –  feel free…


How does a Barnsley locksmith know it’s your house

May 26, 2023 2:34 pm Published by Comments Off on How does a Barnsley locksmith know it’s your house

Locksmith skills honed over the last 20 years Hope we all had a good Valentine’s Day? Not sure what your ideal Valentine’s night is, but I feel you can’t go wrong with treating the other half to a take away, a nice glass of wine, and a Columbo box-set marathon. I know, I know, she’s a lucky lady and no…


Choose a reliable Barnsley locksmith wisley

May 26, 2023 2:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Choose a reliable Barnsley locksmith wisley

Don’t fall victim to a dishonest locksmith In the rich tapestry of life, it’s inevitable we will encounter our fair share of minor tragedies from time to time. Discovering a cup of tea has gone cold; forgetting to put your rubbish out for bin day, or discovering the love of your life has an addiction to Love Island. Any of…


What makes your home attractive to thieves

May 26, 2023 2:28 pm Published by Comments Off on What makes your home attractive to thieves

Ways that your home can look attractive to burglars Sit yourself down, I’ve got an uncomfortable truth for you – Christmas is coming. The World Cup meant we could sort of ignore it for half of December, but no longer – it’s looming on the horizon with the inevitability of an English Quarter final defeat against France. I hope I…


Films with lock themes

May 26, 2023 2:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Films with lock themes

What horror films can teach us about home security You know, I’m not sure we actually need a Hallowe’en this year. The real world seems scary enough as it is, whilst the people in charge of sorting it aren’t exactly filling us all with confidence either – I believe it’s my turn to be Chancellor of the Exchequer any day…


Be aware burglaries increase in Autumn

May 26, 2023 2:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Be aware burglaries increase in Autumn

There’s an irreverent saying that’s been going round in my head recently, along the lines of how “despite the cost of living being so high it still seems to remain rather popular.” The source of it doesn’t seem totally agreed, although some point to it being the work of the writer Kathleen Norris, Whatever the providence, it does rather reflect…


Reasons to have your locks changed

May 26, 2023 2:23 pm Published by Comments Off on Reasons to have your locks changed

Save time & money with these top locksmith tips Well, we’ve made it into August and I hope you all survived the sizzling temperatures we had a couple of weeks ago. Forty degrees really was something, and I had a few call outs to locks and doors that had almost literally melted in the heat, requiring replacements. Strictly speaking, it…


Trustworthy Barnsley locksmith

May 26, 2023 2:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Trustworthy Barnsley locksmith

Top tips to look out for when choosing a locksmith Hello there, hope you’re surviving out there. Strange times in many ways again – at the time of writing the government may or may not be collapsing but conversely the sun’s out and we’ve made it to July so let’s focus on that instead. In a tenuous link to our…


Where not to hide valuable items on holiday

May 26, 2023 2:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Where not to hide valuable items on holiday

Ways to keep your possessions secure whilst on holiday Would you believe it, it’s June already. Yeah, you probably would, I expect you all have calendars and the ability to sense time passing. Anyway, I hope you’re all okay out there. I am currently writing this over the long bank holiday jubilee weekend, so thanks Your Majesty for making it…


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A burglars own security tips

May 26, 2023 2:20 pm Published by Comments Off on A burglars own security tips

Follow these steps to make your home more secure 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…


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Burglary prevention tips

May 26, 2023 2:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Burglary prevention tips

Three main aspects of home security 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…


New locks for your new home in Barnsley

May 26, 2023 2:16 pm Published by Comments Off on New locks for your new home in Barnsley

The importance of changing locks after moving homes 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…


Using your garden for extra security

May 26, 2023 2:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Using your garden for extra security

Top tips to prevent burglaries 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…


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Barnsley locksmiths new years resolutions

May 26, 2023 2:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Barnsley locksmiths new years resolutions

New year home security 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…


Xmas security from a Barnsley locksmith

May 26, 2023 2:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Xmas security from a Barnsley locksmith

Seasonal warning about home security 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…


Car theft prevention

May 26, 2023 2:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Car theft prevention

Top tips for keeping your car secure 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…


Barnsley locksmith advice for Autumn

May 26, 2023 2:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Barnsley locksmith advice for Autumn

Burglars love short days & long nights 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…


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Barnsley locksmith advice for parents with young children

May 26, 2023 2:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Barnsley locksmith advice for parents with young children

Security tips to teach your 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,…


Locksmith on Summer holiday

May 26, 2023 2:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Locksmith on Summer holiday

Summer security advice 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…


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Local Barnsley locksmith

May 26, 2023 2:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Local Barnsley locksmith

Why it’s important to support your local locksmith In a break between football games this week I was having a watch of an old episode of The League of Gentlemen. Set in the fictional village of Royston Vasey (which happens to be the real name of Roy “Chubby” Brown, trivia fans), this magnificently dark comic series originally ran for 3…


Key safe fitting in Barnsley

May 26, 2023 1:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Key safe fitting in Barnsley

Why you should never hide keys We appear to have made it to the Spring Bank Holiday which can only mean one thing. Well, two things, I guess. One is that many of us will get a much-welcome Monday lie-in, but the second is the knowledge that the long-delayed summer is on its way. May’s been a bit of a…


Be wary of rogue Barnsley locksmiths

May 26, 2023 1:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Be wary of rogue Barnsley locksmiths

Local doesn’t always mean local There’s been a lot of talk about trust amongst those at the top recently. You probably couldn’t avoid all the talk of the European Super League a couple of weeks ago, and now the front pages of the newspapers are full of tales of political machinations, dodgy denials, and £58,000 refurbishments of flats in Downing…


Barnsley home security after lockdown ends

May 26, 2023 1:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Barnsley home security after lockdown ends

Expert locksmith advice on ways to protect your home Well, say it quietly but it looks as if we might be getting there. The latest relaxation of the lockdown measures has taken place, and we can all now meet outside to play golf, as long as we’re having a picnic and there are no more than six of us, because…


Patio door repairs in Barnsley

May 26, 2023 1:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Patio door repairs in Barnsley

How a locksmith can help repair your doors People very rarely ask me “Hey, what’s a thing a locksmith spends most of their time doing?” Which is a shame, as if they did that, it would have provided a very good segue into today’s blog. Instead, I find myself floundering, trying to think of something to say to sum up…


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Be aware of the latest burglary tricks

May 26, 2023 1:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Be aware of the latest burglary tricks

Expert advice from a local locksmith Whilst we’re all still in lockdown we still need to be on guard when it comes to home security. It is estimated there are still over 1,000 burglaries happening each day in the UK despite most of us finding ourselves at home both during the day and in the evenings. This is forcing burglars…


A short history of locks

May 26, 2023 1:52 pm Published by Comments Off on A short history of locks

“Hello there, and welcome back to the home-schooling history class. I’ll be your guest teacher today, leading the lesson for a one-off look at the history of locks and locksmithing. Think of me as a slightly low energy Joe Wicks, but without the PE kit and less risk of injury. Before we start, just to say I know how supply…


New year security resolutions

May 26, 2023 1:51 pm Published by Comments Off on New year security resolutions

Expert advice to keep you safe Happy New… well I’m a bit tentative about wishing everyone a Happy New Year because I did that last year in 2020 and look how that turned out. But on the basis that lightning can’t strike twice, even though we know it can, I will still send out my best to all my customers…


A Barnsley locksmith carol

May 26, 2023 1:50 pm Published by Comments Off on A Barnsley locksmith carol

Locksmith 12 days of Christmas 2020 has been quite the year, hasn’t it? One probably best forgotten by many, but certainly one we’ll be pleased to have gotten through. And with Christmas on the horizon, as well as the excellent news about the new Covid vaccines, it does look as if there may well be hope on the horizon into…


Who has keys for my house

May 26, 2023 1:25 pm Published by Comments Off on Who has keys for my house

Copies of keys can impact a potential insurance claim It seems there has been rather a lot of news about recently. What with the second lockdown being announced and enacted, and the saga of the US election and its aftermath (will Donald have to be dragged out by the Marines in the end?), you may have missed the startling revelation…


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Do burglars come back a second time

May 26, 2023 1:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Do burglars come back a second time

Don’t fall victim to a second break in It’s a bit of a testing time recently (pun slightly intended) with the threat of a full blown second wave of Covid 19. This was anticipated by many virologists, and it got me thinking about statistics and probability. Because that’s just the sort of fun guy I am. Imagine for a minute…


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Are low locksmith prices real or a scam

May 26, 2023 1:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Are low locksmith prices real or a scam

Expert advice from a local locksmith Finally, September is on the horizon and the schools are on the brink of reopening. I’m sure parents all over the region will be breathing a sigh of relief at that, although understandably this relief may be tinged with anxiety given the circumstances. However, it’s a big step back to normality, and to commemorate…


Increase in burglary

May 26, 2023 1:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Increase in burglary

Locksmith tips to keep you safe this Summer There haven’t been many advantages to lockdown. I guess it’s been a time where you can catch up with box sets, save a bit of money on petrol and eating out, and get to know which member of your close family annoys you the most. But apart from that it’s slim pickings.…


Barnsley locksmith advice

May 26, 2023 1:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Barnsley locksmith advice

Keep your business safe from burglaries Hey, it’s July already. It barely seems 19 years since it was March and we were entering lockdown. But finally we seem to be coming out of it, touch wood, and there are signs things are getting back to, well, if not quite normal, then the new normal that people keep banging on about.…


What to do if you have a snapped key

May 26, 2023 1:15 pm Published by Comments Off on What to do if you have a snapped key

Snapped keys can be easily fixed by an expert Hi there. After twelve  weeks of lockdown it looks as if there may be light at the end of the tunnel as the quarantine restrictions are lifted a little and we take a few tentative steps towards normality. Speaking of normality, I’ll try and avoid the elephant in the room as…


Barnsley locksmiths during COVID 19

May 26, 2023 1:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Barnsley locksmiths during COVID 19

Burglars operate even during lockdowns Well, it’s May already then. Time is very peculiar recently. March seemed to last 87 years and yet April has flown by. Or so it seems to me, maybe that’s not universal. Regardless, we’re living in the strangest of times, and I hope this finds you as well as possible given the circumstances. Was thinking…


Are Barnsley locksmiths key workers

May 26, 2023 1:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Are Barnsley locksmiths key workers

Locksmiths are key workers Well, it’s all a bit of a to-do out there at the moment, isn’t it? Quarantine, lockdown, daily televised government briefings, and now our infected Prime Minister writing to every household in the country – this wasn’t all in the script when we wished each other a happy and healthy 2020 last New Years’ Eve I’m…


The role of locks in films

May 26, 2023 1:11 pm Published by Comments Off on The role of locks in films

What we can learn from locks featured in films I don’t know if you saw the Oscars a few weeks back – you may remember that the best Picture Award went to Parasite, beating off competition from the likes of 1917 and Jojo Rabbit. Parasite is an excellent film, by the way, and as its victory has annoyed Donald Trump,…


Brief history of uPVC windows

May 26, 2023 1:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Brief history of uPVC windows

Why uPVC windows are a staple of newly built houses As we approach Valentine’s Day, what could be more romantic than a look at the history of windows? That’s a rhetorical question by the way, you don’t need to knock up a comprehensive list to email through – my bandwidth won’t take it. So, where do we start? Well, there…


Resolutions from a Barnsley locksmith

May 26, 2023 1:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Resolutions from a Barnsley locksmith

Home security resolutions Twenty twenty then. 2020. Twenty 20. No matter how you write it, it’s difficult to believe we’ve reached this point and STILL we’re not all getting to work in flying cars accompanied by our robot friends. Still, we have Segways and Alexa, so maybe we’re not all that far off. Anyway, I hope your festive period was…