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Yale Linus Smart Lock

Dumb as a doorknob no longer, not with the new smart technology you can have for your door. Now you can get smart locks that make your entire home smarter and safer, and you can do it with the new Yale Linus Lock. Our expert locksmiths know exactly how to install your Yale Smart Lock and can also link it up with the full Yale security range, like your Yale Alarms and your Yale CCTV.

We are a certified Yale Smart Security Partner. Not only can we supply the amazing Yale Linus Lock, but we are just the people to call for installation and repair.

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Award-Winning Yale Linus Smart Lock for Your Home

The Yale Linus Lock was designed by the renowned Swiss designer Yves Béhar, who worked to create a stunning lock with a sleek design and state-of-the-art security.

The Yale Linus Lock has won many awards and the admiration of homeowners and contractors alike. It’s a Red Dot Awards winner and has also brought home awards from the European Product Design Awards and the Ambient Awards. It is a smart lock that can be fit to many doors and only requires an app on your phone to operate. It comes with so many smart features and works even better with a full Yale Security System.

Features of the Yale Linus Lock

There are so many great reasons to love the Yale Linus lock and all the great lock and security options in the Yale range. They have truly put convenience and security together in a beautiful design that works wonderfully with every home design. Choose Yale as your smart lock and LockRite as your installer, and you’ll be able to enjoy all these wonderful features:

Smart Locking Wherever You Are

Smart locks are controlled and managed via your phone or even Apple Watch. These devices replace the need for a key. Not only will your lock automatically unlock when you walk up to your door, but you can also remotely control it from wherever you are. Have a guest coming over? Unlock it for them remotely. For supreme security, pair with CCTV as well, so you can let in delivery people and monitor their activity until you can lock your door again. You can also use this look via an Alexa device, Google Home, and Home Kit to give you more control over your security.

Yale Linus Door Lock - With Alexa, HomeKit and Google Home

The best part is that you will never forget to lock your door again with auto-lock features that make it easy to keep your home secure wherever you are.

Safe and Secure with Multiple Security Measures

An app? Is it safe? It’s supremely safe! Your Yale Access account requires 2-factor authentication and its security is top-notch. Your system will be protected with AES and TLS encryption, which is what banks use to keep accounts secure. If you lose your phone, don’t worry, as you can go online and disable all your virtual keys to keep your home protected.

We Can Install Your Lock

We can install your Yale Linus Lock. Our trustworthy locksmiths can fit your new smart lock for you on your existing door. We will get your brand new Yale Linus lock installed before you know it.

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Easy to Maintain

You’ll get alerts for everything, from when you need to replace the battery to when something happens to your door that you need to know. So stay in the know wherever you are, and stay in control.

Doorsense™ Technology

This smart lock is so clever it can even tell when your door was not properly closed. You’ll never accidentally leave with the door open or ajar again, as you’ll get a notification from your Yale app before you even get to your car.

Works With Your Yale System

Combine the Yale Linus Lock with a Yale Alarm and Yale CCTV to protect your property. This is ideal for private residences, vacation properties, and of course for rental properties.

We Can Install the Full Yale Smart Door Lock

Interested in another lock from the Yale security line? Our experts know their stuff and can help you choose the perfect smart lock for your home. Just get in touch, and we’ll help you go through your options to find the best lock to keep your home secure. Let us link your new lock up with your existing Yale smart security system, or let us install the full range, including your new Yale alarm and Yale CCTV, for ultimate security for your home.

5 Benefits of Changing Your Locks

Have you ever paid serious attention to the task of changing your locks? Don’t worry if you haven’t – it’s something that people often overlook. Some view it as an unnecessary chore. Others don’t see it being that important and put it off for a later date. Certain people may even feel that they cannot afford the cost of changing the locks of their homes.

However, there are certain situations that ramp up the importance of swapping out your locks for some shiny new ones. This includes less urgent scenarios such as when your key keeps getting jammed due to a worn-out lock to serious circumstances like experiencing a recent burglary. 

If you’re on the fence about it being the right time to contact a locksmith, below are five benefits to changing your locks.

1. A solution to lost keys

Everyone has gone through it at some point. That feeling of dread as you fumble around in your pockets hopelessly, stating: ‘I could have sworn I had my keys on me!’ The good news is that, in most cases, the keys have simply been misplaced, and they are found almost immediately.

On other occasions, however, your keys might be lost in the abyss.

This is a frustrating and inconvenient occurrence. That much is obvious. However, a recommended solution to the problem is to change your locks ASAP. Yes, your keys may have ended up falling down a water drain or found their way to the skip. Yet there’s also the possibility they have ended up in the hands of someone else.

If that someone else has sinister motives and knows where you live, you could end up losing a lot more than what it would cost to enlist the services of a locksmith. In this type of situation, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

2. Prevent previous occupants from entry

If you have just bought a house that was previously occupied, it is wise to change the locks once you move in. You never know if the former resident might return, using their previous set of keys to gain access to your home. Friends or relatives of the previous owner could have been given a spare key too. In They could let themselves into your home at any time unless you choose to change the locks.

3. Secured against future burglary attempts

A burglary or attempted break-in is always a major warning sign to change your locks immediately. Yet surprisingly, a significant number of people avoid this sign and don’t think about getting in touch with a locksmith. They might have a million thoughts swirling around in their mind after a burglary, admittedly, but it’s essential to be more secure to protect against future attempts.

Even if someone has only attempted a break-in, it is clear that someone had their sights on entering your home. Now imagine if they have managed to acquire a key. Then it’s a case of them being able to walk right through the front door without any resistance – unless you change the locks, of course.

4. Out with the old

Have you ever placed your key in a lock, attempted to turn it, and been met with unexpected resistance? This could be a case of using the wrong key or trying to enter the wrong door. Yet it is more likely that the lock has become old, which causes it to become faulty or stick.

Rather than living with this issue for it to only get progressively worse, you should change the lock. When left to deteriorate, you may hit a stage where the lock suddenly jams to the point it cannot be overcome. The result: you’re left locked outside and need to call for an emergency locksmith.

5. Benefit from the latest advancements

Your locks could be years old but still functioning as expected. However, even in this scenario, it’s always wise to look at alternative locks. As with virtually any sector, there have been recent technological advances in the lock industry. This means you can purchase new locks which are more robust, feature tighter security, and incorporate digital elements.

As highlighted, there are various reasons to change your locks for new ones. If you need any assistance in that regard, LockRite is here to help. Call us today on 0800 0612 677 or visit https://www.lockrite.org to find a locksmith near you.

Keep Your Home Locked Down in Lockdown with These Tips

If you’re finding it difficult being indoors all day and you’re running out of things to keep you occupied in Lockdown, this could be the right time for you to improve your home security. The ONS has reported a decrease in crime, and underlying this reduction were significant falls in theft offences, particularly domestic burglary and other theft of personal property. Billy Gazard from the Office for National Statistics Centre for Crime and Justice said:

"There was a significant fall in crime at the height of the coronavirus pandemic across England and Wales. This was driven by reductions in theft offences, particularly domestic burglary and theft of personal property. As this period coincided with the majority of people spending long periods at home during lockdown, it is not unexpected."

Source: Office for National Statistics

While that’s great news, it doesn’t mean that you can afford to get too relaxed about your home security. Burglaries might be down, but they are still happening. So, if you’ve had enough of Netflix and your bread-making dreams keep collapsing in the oven, here are some tips that could keep you busy while improving your security and keeping your home safer in lockdown.

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Do Your Security Checks

If you have the time, why not spend some time checking your doors and windows, making sure that the locks are secure and in working order. If you have security lights, check that these are all working too, because those lights are one of the best ways to deter opportunistic burglars. Lockdown might be keeping criminals home as much as the rest of us, but you can be sure that they’re already thinking of ways to make up for the lost time.

Locking Up While Locked Down

The fact that most of us are home all day means that burglars are far less likely to try and break-in, but if you forget your basic security, you could be a target for thieves. A change in routine means that it’s very easy to forget to check your doors and windows at night, which is something that most of us do before going to bed. When you’ve been home all day engaging in common lockdown activities like making bread or trying out a new hobby, forgetting your security basics is all too easy. Don’t forget that if you’re planning to use lockdown time to get some work done in the garden, make sure the front of your home is as secure as possible. You don’t want to head back indoors to find that you’ve had a surprise visitor while you were outside.

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Get Smart & Upgrade

Being inside all day means you’ve probably got the time to start making your home security much more secure. You’ve no doubt seen the growing use of smart security systems but may have considered them to be a little bit too expensive and perhaps unnecessary for your home. That might have been true five years ago, but those smart systems are more affordable than ever. Not only will they keep your home safer from criminals who are willing to risk breaking lockdown, but it will also help to alert you if there are any other emergencies like a fire or water damage. Plus, being able to manage everything from your phone means that even if you’ve had to make a break for the shops to stock up on essentials, you know that your home is being protected in your absence. Consider Yale smart locks such as the Yale Conexis L1 and Yale Linus and security systems like the Yale Smart Home Alarm System. Our professional locksmiths are trained to install the latest smart security products from Yale.

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Don’t Forget The Garden

If your garage is separate from your house or you have a shed at the bottom of your garden, you’re going to want to make sure that they’re secure too. Even if you don’t have anything of value in either, they can still be a way to convince burglars that your home defences are lax enough to justify looking closer at your house. If you do have valuables in those spaces, then make sure to give a little more thought to keep them secure. Checking the doors and the windows is a good start, but if you have a security camera system, it’s worth pointing at least one of them in the direction of your garden shed or your garage.

Digital Security

It’s not just your physical security that you need to be aware of. There’s a good chance that you’re spending more time online than you used to, and that means that you might be tempted to share more about your life than you did pre-lockdown. While it’s unlikely that you’ll be going on holiday anytime soon, criminals can use a social media post to their advantage, especially if it shows you’ve left the house for exercise.

Using Mobile- Social Media

Don’t take photos of yourself in the long queue for your local supermarket either! It doesn’t take a lot of time for an opportunistic burglar to spot where you are and work out the house is empty. Be aware of taking photos inside your house too. Your lockdown selfie might look great, but a burglar will be looking at everything in the background to see what valuables are there if they choose to target your property.

Lockdown can make it very easy to overlook basic home security. Thousands of people are looking for ways to use their time proactively. If you’re looking for something practical to do, giving your home a security makeover is something that will benefit you well into the future.

Book a locksmith

Our locksmiths are experts in home security and can help improve the security of your home during the UK Lockdown with lock upgrades, lock repairs, emergency work and more. Call us on 0800 0612 677 or visit https://www.lockrite.org to find your nearest LockRite Locksmith.

Keep Burglars Out (But Let Santa In) With These Home Security Tips

If you want to make sure that the only person sneaking into your home this Christmas is the jolly chap who’s going to leave presents, there are some simple ways to stay safe. The Christmas period is a favourite time of the year for a burglar, so if you want to protect your prezzies, you’re going to have to do a little bit more than leaving out brandy and mince pies. You don’t have to lock your house up like a fortress, but here are some quick and easy ways to make sure the only person creeping around your tree on Christmas Eve, is Santa.

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Hide the Presents

It’s very tempting to have all of your wrapped presents around the tree long before the big day. It certainly makes the Christmas decorations pop! The problem is that if your presents are in full view of the windows, then savvy burglars will be just as tempted to sneak in as you’re tempted to eat another mince pie. So keep your presents away from the tree until Christmas Eve and keep them under beds or in wardrobes to keep them safer and out of sight. Keep those presents hidden as much as possible!

Avoid Notes on the door

There’s a good chance you’ll be getting deliveries right up to Christmas Eve, and if you’re not in, you will probably think about leaving a friendly note to your postie. It’s all well and good to leave a note, but notes on your door are a sign for burglars that you’re not in. That’s going to be a Christmas gift for criminals that you want to avoid.

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Using Automatic Lights

If you’re leaving your home for a few hours, automatic lights can be very useful. They will make your home look lived in and will help deter those that want to ruin this magical time of year. Christmas lights should also never be run through open windows that you then can’t shut. That’s a particular favourite for burglars, and Santa certainly doesn’t need them open. Get your automatic lights on and keep your windows closed, and those criminals will be more likely to stay away.

Use Your Burglar Alarm

Don’t panic if you think your burglar alarm is going to scare off Santa and you’ll miss out on this year’s presents. Father Christmas is brilliant at getting in and out of houses without setting off an alarm, but burglars haven’t had the years to perfect that skill. Usually, just the sight of a burglar alarm will be enough to deter an opportunistic burglary, but Santa will still be able to get in, eat and drink whatever you’ve left, and then Ho Ho Ho his way out without a worry.

Home Security at Christmas

Don’t Advertise Holiday Plans

Although this year’s Christmas plans may have been interrupted by Covid-19, there’s a possibility you’ll be visiting loved ones for the big day. From your social media posts to the answer message on your phone, nothing will delight a burglar more than knowing for a fact that you’re not home and you’re not coming back for the day. If you’re worried that Santa won’t know where you are to drop off your presents, don’t panic. Father Christmas has Rudolph and Co to help him get where they need to be, and your presents will be with you wherever you are. Burglars love social media posts about the holidays, but Santa doesn’t even need a social media page to find you!

Be Aware of Your Neighbourhood

Burglars may choose to walk around a neighbourhood if they’re planning a burglary in the area, so it’s worth keeping an awareness of who’s walking around. If you have home security cameras, that’s a useful way to make sure that your home isn’t targeted, but being more aware of your surroundings can be just as useful. Of course, Santa won’t show up on those security cameras (he’s far too clever for that), but anyone trying to break into your home will be seen and recorded. So even if you are very unlucky, and they do break-in, you’ll have a much better chance of getting your possessions back.

At this most magical time of year, the last thing that you want is the unexpected arrival of an unwanted guest. Burglars at Christmas are something that you should give some serious thought to. Make sure your home is secure every time you leave, and keep expensive gifts out of view. The safer your home, the more you’ll be able to enjoy all of those lovely presents that Santa is going to be delivering this year.