Dark nights mean light fingers

Winter is the peak time for break-ins, when the dark, longer nights provide more cover for burglars on the prowl for cash jewellery and other valuable belongings.

Locksmith advice

Firstly door security should be up to a high standard. external doors should be secured by locks that meet the British standard BS3621 for uPVC doors and composite doors the cylinders should be a kite marked British standard TS007 cylinder.

A property is not properly protected unless all points of entry are secured and Ollie’s lock & safe recommends that all windows, both upstairs and down stairs are fitted with at least one key operated lock.

Many burglars will avoid smashing windows and will instead try gaining entry by forcing the frame. there are different types of locks for all types of windows no matter how old or new your windows are.

Home alarms are a great deterrent to potential burglars and play a key roll in alerting neighbors to a break in. Ollie’s lock and safe locksmiths provide wireless alarms that are quick and easy to fit and offer protection for all types of properties from small flats to large family homes.

Outbuilding and garages should be secured with either garage defenders or weather proof padlocks to stop erosion. Cables and chains should be used to secure any movable items such as ladder or lawnmower , these can should be secured to fitted anchor points.