Immediate local response
Need help in a hurry? Secure Locks are there to help you just when you need them. Secure Locks have a vast amount of experience in all types of locks, and are on hand to give you a swift solution at a cost-effective price.
No matter the day, no matter the time. When I say 24/7 I mean it. Best of all, I won’t charge you extra for the call out.
Always safety first
As a professional locksmith company based in Cheltenham, I understand that safety is always important. I'm a qualified Level 3 Locksmith. This means that not only am I able to carry out top-quality locksmith services, but also ensure your safety at every stage. Secure Locks is DBS checked and not only will I carry an ID badge but also wear a special uniform to ensure that you recognise who is coming to your home.
So, if you are in the Cheltenham area and you need a reliable locksmith company. Get in touch with Secure Locks and let us help you with low cost and high quality locksmith services.
Know about vulnerable uPVC Euro Profile cylinder locks
It’s a sad fact but burglary rates in the UK are rising and lots of these burglaries are due to a unique breaking and entry method. Lock snapping of UPVC and composite type Euro Profile Cylinder door locks.
Vulnerable Euro Profile door cylinders are fitted to millions of homes across the country and some burglars have discovered how, without any key, it is easy to break the lock and walk in through the front door. If you have any concerns about the types of lock in your home, business premises or property contact Mark from Secure Locksmiths and I can arrange a FREE home security check on your property for your peace of mind and safety. I'm an expert in high security UPVC door locks, snap safe to British Standard en 1303.
Locks Changed and Fitted
If you need to replace your door lock or fit a new lock I can help with all your needs. I fit and supply the highest quality security locks in Cheltenham. For further information on changing locks please visit the relevant article below. Get in touch with Secure Locks and I will be happy to help with your requirements.
We all know that the last thing you want is to be locked out your house, snapped a key in your door or lost your keys but it happens. If you need a lock changed in an emergency or anything else, you can be sure to rely on Mark from Secure Locksmiths for an immediate response 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Just Moved Home?
Moving into your new home is always a great experience albeit very stressful. Mark would always advise to replace the locks in your new home to secure your property and for peace of mind. Secure Locksmiths can replace your door locks when you move into your new property or if you have in place new tenants to your property reducing the risk of other members having keys to your doors making the safety of your property vulnerable. I can also provide a FREE security check to your property.
Locked out of your House?
With vast experience in all types of locks, Secure Locksmiths can provide an immediate response time and get you back into your house in no time at a cost effective price. Why not contact Secure Locks to see how I can be of help to you.
Home security tips and things to look out for.
Always make sure the exterior of your property is secure
Look out for faulty windows and doors. If you have a garage or outbuilding make sure that is secured at all times. If you have a side entrance and you leave any tools around make sure these are out of sight or locked away in the shed or garage as these tools can be used as a quick way of entry in to your home. If you have any ladders outside make sure you chain these up at all times.
Ditch bad habits
Always remember to take the key out of your door as this can be a very easy mistake for an opportunist thief to simply break the panel and reach around to find the key or go through your letterbox to retrieve the key.
If you have a security alarm be sure to reset the codes on a regular basis as word may have got around of your codes to your home security system.
If you have uPVC doors as stated above it is of high importance to get these checked out to see if they are safe and will be secure against Lock snapping. You can read more about lock snapping below in the article.
Lighting inside and outside your home.
For outdoors automatic sensor lights can be a great deterrent for potential thief's adding the bonus of being helpful when you are coming home in the dark or go out in the garden in the dark and need improved visibility. Also if you are away form your home think about purchasing an automatic light to put inside your house to portray someone in the house.
Keep your Car Keys safe
Consider where you leave your car keys during the day and overnight. The amount of car keys stolen simply through thief’s trying to locate them through a letterbox is very high. Please your keys in a secure place away from your front or rear door. If they are in a draw they are out of sight and more likely to be secure even if a thief does break into you house as they are not in plain sight.
Some reasons why you should consider replacing your locks.
Below are some important reasons and answers as to when you should be changing your locks in your home or other premises. Remember all of the advice is to ensure you know exactly how to keep yourself and your family safe from burglaries, break in’s and potential chaos.
If you have recently moved into a new home in Cheltenham who knows who could have a set of keys to your house. I would always without question recommend to replace all keys to windows and doors to ensure you are the sole keeper of your new homes keys. If you are renting for example be sure to ask the landlord if the locks have been replaced for peace of mind on both parties. Another thing relevant to this section would be if you have recently had work going on in your home and you have given a set of keys to a contractor, I know its a sad thought but you don’t know if they have taken copies of your key and one day in the future return for some of your belongings.
If you have recently been locked out of your home due to loosing a key and you still cant trace the missing key who knows where it could be. In some cases it could simply be lost down a drain, behind the sofa or anything else but it may be the case someone has taken these keys and in the wrong hands your home is now vulnerable to burglaries. In order to stop this call a local locksmith to come and replace the locks for peace of mind and while he is there ask for a security check of your home.
New Employees in the Workplace
If you own your own business or manage a business in or around Cheltenham which has a premises chances are at one point or another you have asked your staff to open up/ lock up when it isn’t convenient for you to do so. Again we are coming back to the same question, who knows who has a set of keys to your business premises? This is highly important not so much an emotional pull than your home but your business is your livelihood and if someone decided to break in and take your stock, furniture or even your takings this could have a big impact on your business and the longevity of it so please be vigilant on who you give your keys to and change your locks on a regular basis.
As mentioned above in the Moving House section above this is slightly different as it is aimed at landlords alone being from home landlords to business premises landlords and anything in between. If you ever have new tenants in place at any time I would say it is imperative to change all your locks as you are putting your tenants at risk so for the sake of a small sum to ensure your investment is secure and your tenants are safe and happy.
That rounds up my quick article of when and why you should replace your locks, if any of the above is relevant to you or you would like some expert locksmith advice then please feel free to contact us.
Lock Snapping on the rise in Prestbury and the rest of the UK
Lock snapping is a way of burglars to enter your home in a matter of seconds by using nothing much more than brute force to gain entry. Unfortunately a vast majority of homes have these types of locks fitted to their UPVC doors. Last week alone I was called out 3 times to a customers house that has been broken into using the lock snapping technique and that was only in Prestbury let alone the rest of Cheltenham. I attended and fixed the problems and fitted all brand new high quality secure locks to the doors.
This problem is ever growing in Cheltenham and throughout the UK which is a very worrying fact. I would always suggest to have a security check on your home or business premises to ensure this never happens to you and if you do have these types of locks I would highly suggest you get new secure ones fitted to avoid a potential break in to your business, tenanted property, your home or any other type of building. The upset a burglary entails alone is very high let alone the loss of belongings being expensive or in most cases irreplaceable holding the most value.
I can carry out security checks to your property and advise on the best security measures to safeguard your home even if you don't have these types of locks Mark the expert locksmith generally finds flaws in most properties and gives excellent professional advice on what can be done. Below are a few main areas that can help you secure your home.
Things to consider to keep your home more secure
- Security alarm.
- Security lighting on your home and/or outbuildings.
- Keep your keys in a safe place.
- Are all the windows and doors locked when you go out.
- Don't leave your car keys in a obvious place.
I take pride in all my work at Secure Locks and always believe in giving the best advice for my customers and potential customers. I strive to keep you as safe as possible and in the unexpected time you may be locked out, snapped your keys in the door or anything else I ensure to get the job done and arrive in a timely manner to reduce the inconvenience and stress of this happening.
Why it is good to choose a local locksmith
We all know that getting locked out of your home or business is always unexpected but you shouldn't just jump to the first locksmith company you find as local locksmiths and national firms are very far apart in terms of service, price and timescales. The Internet is littered with national call centre locksmith companies that charge you a fortune for very little service.
When looking for a local locksmith it's always best to see if they have a mobile number or a local number. Another thing to look for is where they are based near to you, if they are further away the longer it will take them to get to you, in turn more waiting around for the locksmith.
Never pay money up front for a service before they have even left to see the lock problem as it may be a very simple lock pick or it could end up in some cases having to drill the locking mechanism and install a new lock.
With a local locksmith I have to be competitive on price and ensure all customers are satisfied at all times as word of mouth and customer feedback is very important for business. With national lock companies they are very price driven which is off putting from the start.
If you have any questions or would like some further information on what I can offer you please don't hesitate to get in contact with Mark, your local Cheltenham Locksmith on 01242 374056.