Several house burglaries have been reported this year in the Stockport area. One of these incidents, reported on by the Manchester Evening News, caused the frightened homeowner to flee through an open window to raise the alarm. The burglar broke into the property through patio doors at the rear of the property before attempting to steal cash and keys while the occupants were still inside.
It can be difficult to prevent a burglar from breaking glass patio doors in your home, but there are many things that can be done to help deter a burglar from choosing your property as a target. For example, installing a burglar alarm; according to Yale UK, 84% of imprisoned burglars said they would not willingly enter a building where an alarm was fitted. CCTV can also prove very useful as a prevention but will also aid in finding the suspect if the burglary was caught on camera. There are also less expensive preventative measures, such as installing lights in your garden on motion sensors, installing light timers when you're aware from home, keeping valuables out of sight so they're not easily seen by passers by, keeping your garage and shed locked and more... For a list of useful home security tips, take a look at our Top 10 Home Security Tips
Thieves are using stickers advertising a fictitious local locksmith company to mark homes which are an 'easy target'. The criminals carry out a preliminary reconnaissance on the area and mark houses which are deemed as having poor security measures in place. They later return to break into the houses which have already been marked as targets. The authorities are advising residents to remove the stickers immediately if they see any on their doors or windows.
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You can read more about this story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24994148
There are several good reasons why you should consider choosing LockRite when looking for a locksmith in Stockport.
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There are many factors to consider when choosing a locksmith in Stockport. Our checklist below should help you when making a decision.
Hopefully this checklist will help you to choose the best Stockport locksmith for your needs. All LockRite locksmiths are DBS (CRB) checked and will always confirm the price you will pay before commencing any work. Call 0161 507 3668 now for a free, no obligation quote.
When calling a locksmith it is important to know what type of lock needs fixing or replacing. Use our visual guide below toidentify your particular lock type.
As summer approaches and the days get warmer it is natural to leave windows open and doors ajar to keep homes cooler. Unfortunately this can be an open invitation to the "sneak-in" opportunist burglar who will take advantage of open doors and windows and make off with small, expensive items such as mobile phones and laptops, or even a set of house keys to return later when the house is empty or everyone is asleep.
If a burglary takes place without any visible signs of forced entry it can invalidate insurance claims, so it is important to remain security concious in the summer. One way to help prevent "sneak-in" burglaries is to install door security chains and window restrictors. This allows doors and windows to be left open slightly while offering enough security to deter an opportunist thief.
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When it comes to something as sensitive as securing your property you need to be 100% sure you can trust the person doing the job,so when it comes to choosing a locksmith in Stockport you probably can't do better than choosing LockRite, and here's why:
Home security is always worth considering, and even more so if you happen to live in an area which is prone to crime. The website www.police.uk has an online, interactive map which shows you crime and burglary levels in your area.Click here to view crime and burglary statistics for Stockport
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The dangers of lock snapping were recently discussed on the One Show (7th March 2012) and the advice is to ensure the locks on your uPVC doors are designed to withstand this kind of forced entry.
Lock snapping is a technique used by burglars where uPVC locks are literally snapped in half allowing quick access to your property. Unfortunately this type of forced entry is becoming more and more commonplace, and many homes with uPVC doors in theStockport areaare susceptible to this kind of attack unless the locks have been upgraded with anti-snap cylinders.
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