Upgrading your home automation system should start with installing smart locks on your doors. For your smart locks to be able to communicate with the rest of your smart home, they need to rely on Bluetooth or Wi-fi.Continue reading “Locks That Pair with Your Smart Home”
Door locks are one of the most important parts of our homes and are designed to keep us and our homes safe.
It can be confusing, however, trying to find the right door lock for you. They vary in design, style, and most importantly – cost. So, let’s dive into the most common and most durable types of locks that won’t break your budget.Continue reading “Best Locks for Your Money”
For a while now, we’ve been using technology for surveillance systems, remote monitoring, smart cameras, and more, but until recently we relied on our simple keys and locks to keep our homes safe from intruders.
However, 2019 is bringing many changes to the world of door locks and home security.Continue reading “Upcoming 2019 Lock Technology Advancements”
As technology advances, so do burglars. With today’s advanced lock technology, you’d think that your deadbolt is 100% safe from burglars. We’re here to tell you that that assumption is false.
Burglars adapt to technology. No matter how advanced the lock is, burglars will find their way around it. That’s why it’s so incredibly important to update those old locks on your doors. It’s time to swap out those rustic Victorian-era locks for a smart lock.
That’s exactly what a recent client of ours did in Northwest London:
A client of ours in Northwest London contacted us because he recently became uncomfortable with the lack of security his current locks offered. His neighbor had just experienced a burglary and he was not sure his current locks would deter a burglar of any kind.
We arrived at the home and assessed the current lock situation. The client currently had a basic lock standard lock. And although this lock offers a good amount of security, there are a variety of other locks available that provide higher security.
We removed the basic lock and replaced it with a high-security Mul-T Lock on top and a code lock on the bottom. This code lock removes the need for a key and heightens security of the home.
Mission: Lock Update – Replace basic lock with higher security lock
Lock: High-Security Mul-T Lock
Phone Call Date & Time: Tuesday, February 5th 3:35 pm
Arrival Time: 4:09pm
Work Time: 33 minutes
Why You Should Install An Updated Code Lock
If your locks are old and worn down, your chances of a burglar gaining access to your home are heightened. There’s a simple solution to this. Just update your old locks.
Updating your locks regularly is crucial to ensuring the security of your home. And since there’s a variety of lock options available today, code locks are a convenient option. Code locks remove the need for a key. You’ll never worry about losing your key again!
For help updating your locks in the Greater London area, reach out to 24/7 London Locksmith today!
Whether you’re looking to reinforce your old front door or buy a completely new one, our earnest advice to you is not to settle for less. Remember, entrance doors are much more than an appealing adornment that increases the aesthetic value of your home – they are also your first line of defence.Continue reading “Which Doors Are the Safest?”
It’s a great injustice that real locksmiths don’t enjoy the same fame and glory as their fictional counterparts from the silver screen. If you think about it, the two jobs – locksmithing and acting – require the same level of artistry and craftsmanship. What’s worse is that, when it comes to locksmiths in the movies, art usually imitates it quite poorly.Continue reading “Locksmiths in the Movies”
Keys have been around for thousands of years. Since ancient times, they have been playing an important role in our daily lives.Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to the Many Types of Keys”
Ask anyone if they are currently carrying a set of house keys, and most will readily jangle their pockets in response. However, keys may become a thing of the past as touchscreen lock technology evolves and becomes more commonplace. If you often forget your keys or just aren’t a fan of keys in general, then read on to find out if investing in a touchscreen lock is for you.
When choosing locks for your home, one of the key deciding factors should be their compliance with your insurer’s requirements. Most insurers require homeowners to have British Standard 3621 deadlocks fitted on all their final exit doors because they are the most resistant to forced entry methods employed by thieves. In fact, having a BS3621 lock is often a prerequisite for your insurance policy to remain valid.
Here we compare Chubb and Ingersoll, both well-respected brands in the locksmith industry, to help you choose which is right for you.
Security is a major buzzword in today’s world – from firewalls and encryption, to password complexity and personal data protection. However, often we are so concerned with virtual security that we overlook the physical measures in place to protect ourselves and our property. In fact, one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve home security is to change your locks regularly.
In a world where we change flatmates more frequently than our email passwords, it is a good idea to follow the tips below to determine if it may be time to have new locks fitted.