Ever wondered how locks were first made? As Oxford locksmiths, we specialise in this area and have produced a handy infographic to show the history of locksmiths throughout the years, from the ancient Egyptians to the distinctive designs by Yale, whose locking systems are still in use today! Continue reading “History of Locksmiths”
A look at Clifford James’ novel barking dog alarm
There is one thing which irritates burglars more than anything. Not that of complex locks, nor the house looking busy, if the occupants have gone on holiday. Likely to get 65 or more in Pointless for the source of any burglar’s peeves is our four legged friend. Yes, a barking dog.
How to avoid bogus locksmith services that could cost you more in the long run
You might need this guide. Hopefully, you wouldn’t need to refer to this post at all, especially if you’ve turned to us in the past. For our industry, bogus locksmith services give our respected profession a bad name. As with any other product or service, two important words apply; caveat emptor. In other words, buyer beware.
Career criminal enrolled for locksmiths’ course before breaking into 21 vehicles
A Bradford-based career criminal is serving the best part of seven years in jail due to vehicle theft in Yorkshire. Last June, Darren Rayner (41) was sentenced to three years imprisonment, after his involvement in 21 separate thefts. This May, Mr. Rayner’s three-year sentence was extended, having already had 26 convictions for 88 offences. Continue reading “How a Hire Car Foiled a Career Criminal”
Keep the burglars at bay before you get away
The school holidays aren’t only in full swing at this very moment. In Britain, we are in the midst of the high point of the summer season. It is that time of the year when hotels are at their most expensive due to supply and demand. It is that point where the Advance Purchase train tickets to UK resorts were sold out weeks ago. It is also a good time for burglars, which is why you should secure your home before you set off on your holiday. Continue reading “Pre-Holiday Security Tips”