Active Lock Centre Qualified local Master Locksmiths

Free Advice

Active Lock Centre wish to offer sixteen basic pieces of advice about the security of your home, based on the experience and knowledge:

  1. Always use a MLA locksmith
  2. Consider changing all outside door locks when you move home
  3. Fit a BS3621 mortice lock to the front door
  4. Fit a 5-lever BS3621 mortice lock together with top- and bottom-operated bolts to side and back doors
  5. Fit snap secure cylinder if possible
  6. Fit appropriate locks to the top and bottom of French windows and patio doors
  7. Fit window locks to ground floor and upstairs windows where accessible
  8. Don’t leave door keys in visible or obvious places such as under the doormat
  9. Lock all your doors and windows when you go out
  10. Don’t leave ladders lying around
  11. Keep your sheds and outbuildings locked; burglars will use YOUR tools to gain access to YOUR house
  12. Close your curtains and leave a light on in the lounge and bedroom if you are going out for the evening
  13. Always activate your intruder alarm before you go out – many insurance companies will refuse to pay out if you are burgled and you did not activate an alarm
  14. Don’t leave curtains and blinds drawn during the day – they will attract burglars
  15. Cancel your milk and paper deliveries if you are going on holiday
  16. Ask a neighbour to remove any post or newspapers left showing in your letterbox
  17. Cut your lawn before you go on holiday.
Free advice Master Locksmith Welwyn Garden City