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A locksmith is anyone who has got all the skills needed to install, maintain, secure, fix, and opens locks on safes, doors and other places where there are locks. This is contrary to the perception of many people that locksmiths just cut keys even though key cutting is part of what a locksmith has to do. The locksmiths of today are doing more than just operating locks, they can act as security consultants, do forensic locksmithing and offer other professional services related to locksmithing. more »
When it comes to ensuring the security of our homes, choosing a secure lock is the first priority. This means choosing the strongest secure lock, with other factors such as style, cost and finish coming afterwards. Choosing a secure lock will also depend on other factors such as whether the lock will be used in an interior or exterior door, which will determine the type of locking mechanism to be installed. It is highly recommended to invest in a high quality lock that is durable for the long time. This is to ensure you will not have to change your locks frequently. more »
A car locksmith and a door locksmith are two proficient technicians belonging in the same profession, for both are in the lock and key making business. What differentiates them is the specialisation in which one has majored in. A door locksmith is familiar with the door locks and repairing them as well, while a car locksmith deals with auto locking systems. more »
A look at the most obvious home security mistakes you should refrain from doing
“Do you remember the 21st night of September…?” Ah, September: either summer’s last hurrah, or a sure sign that autumn has arrived. Apart from being that point of the year when the schools start again, it is a popular time for burglars. If you remember one of our previous articles, it stated how autumn provided rich pickings for thieves. Sometimes with home security, we might be ill prepared, or make silly mistakes.
Silly mistakes have set the tone for this article. CPPM Locksmiths look at six home security mistakes you should avoid, to keep the burglars at bay.
CPPM Locksmiths’ newsround of strange crime and security related stories from various news sources
As we dust off the cobwebs of another month, here’s a post you might enjoy. Following on from last December’s anthology of Strange But True crime stories, we have another selection of strange stories. A few you may have missed, whilst sunbathing in Costa del Witney or Le Cote des Abingdon. Here’s a few that made us laugh, cry, or cringe. more »
Why National Home Security Month is looking at simple ways to improve your home’s security arrangements
How many times do you see the word ‘smart’ being added to everyday items? For example: Smart Motorways; Smart Meters; Smart Home Security. Why do we never have Stupid Motorways or Stupid Meters? O.K., we are going off at a tangent here but you will get the point. With state-of-the-art security systems wowing the plaudits, it is easy for us to take your eye off the ball and forget about tried and tested mechanical methods. This October, National Home Security Month will highlight how the simplest methods stand the test of time today.
Five fundamental security flaws spotted in the iSmart system
Have you ever thought of purchasing (or already own) the iSmart electronic security system? You might need to shop around. In spite of being known as the highest rated digital security system by the Cnet website, recent findings may sully its reputation. From BullGuard, a study by Ilia Shnaidman (Head of Security Research at BullGuard Dojo), noted five glaring issues.
A look at the best guard dog breeds for protecting your property
Dogs are great. As well as being a loving companion, they can help to keep you safe at home and provide company for otherwise lonely owners. Depending on the amount of walks you take them on, they could save you a fortune on gym subscriptions. Some dog breeds could be guard dog material.
Petty pilfering epidemic at West Yorkshire police stations sees PCs adding a padlock to their pints
Throughout the 1970s, Unigate had a memorable advertising campaign based around mythical characters known as the Humphreys. They were invisible characters, apart from their red and white striped straws. The Humphreys liked their milk: too much for some, to a point where Unigate simply said “order another pint”. Almost fifty years on the spirit of the Humphreys is seemingly alive and well in West Yorkshire police stations. So much so that they’ve added a padlock to their pintas. more »
Why a £20 skeleton key, designed for locksmiths, is behind thousands of tool and van thefts
In the last year, it has been claimed that a £20 skeleton key is behind thousands of vehicle and tool thefts across the UK. The Ford Tibbe Premium Lock Pick and Decoder tool, designed for locksmiths, sells for between £20 to £30. What’s more damning is the availability of the lock pick and decoder: they can purchased online, without a quibble.