In need of a locksmith during the UK Coronavirus (Covid-19) Lockdown? We’re still trading and able to help!

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Our network of professional locksmiths are still trading during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We have taken all possible measures to ensure that our entire range of locksmith services remain available during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. This includes all installs, maintenance, emergency work, lock outs, boarding up, making secure, home security installs (such as alarms and CCTV), potential security risks, insecure premises, potential fire risks, security needs for the vulnerable and more.

 

If you’re in need of locksmith services during this time, please don’t hesitate to call. Call us on 0800 0612 677 or find your local LockRite locksmith at https://www.lockrite.org.

Here are some of the measures we have taken to ensure our services remain unaffected during the Coronavirus lockdown:

  • All our locksmiths have been fully briefed on social distancing and safe practices during this time. They will take appropriate precautions when attending. This may include sanitizing equipment and the use of PPE, such as gloves and/or masks.
  • You may be asked some questions about your situation to identify any potential risks, including if you’re self-isolating and displaying any symptoms of the coronavirus.
  • Our office staff are working from home. This means our phone lines remain open as usual and our customer support and administration continue unaffected.
  • Our team are still be available at the end of the phone on our usual number 0800 0612 677 for any queries you may have if you need us.

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How to Protect Your Home from Outside

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One of the main things burglars seek when targeting a home is favourable circumstance; the opportunity to take advantage of the weak links in your home security to break entry.

So your goal as a homeowner who is interested in safeguarding your family and belongings is to reduce opportunity and protect your home from burglary.

How do you do that?

You start with the outside part of your property, the one a potential intruder will come into contact with first. Read on to discover a few useful prevention steps you should consider taking.

Store Expensive Items out of Sight

The last thing you want is to make your home more appealing to burglars. So, in order to protect your home, it’s best to keep expensive items such as barbecues, cars, lawnmowers and bikes inside the garage or shed.

Otherwise, burglars might easily snag them – even in broad daylight. Even worse, it could lead them into believing that more high-value items can be found inside the home, as well.

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Make Sure Tools and Ladders Are Put Away

A ladder might seem like it has nothing to do with creating an opportunity for burglars to target your home.

But when you think of it from a burglar’s perspective, you’ll see that a ladder can effectively be used to gain access to the superior level of a home where a window might be open.

It’s the same with tools. Things like hammers, screwdrivers and mole grips many homeowners keep around their garden can be used to snap open a door lock which doesn’t have an anti-snap cylinder in under a minute.

Attention to details is what can often make all the difference in the world and when it comes to protecting your home, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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Invest in Professional Security Solutions to Protect Your Home

Installing home security devices to serve the outside part of your house is an excellent way to add an extra layer of security. Here are a few suggestions which are proven to be highly effective:

  • Motion detector lights. This is a very popular way of improving the safety of a home after sunset. That’s because it prevents trespassers from hiding in the dark, thus making possibly dangerous situations easier to spot.
  • HD CCTV. While motion detector lights are an excellent burglar impediment, a surveillance system is great for catching wrong-doers red-handed.
  • Alarm systems. These in-your-face burglar deterrents will make a thief think twice about targeting your property. Also, you can choose a system which allows you to be instantly notified when suspicious activity is detected on your property.

As a side note, it’s important to mention that the installation of these security devices will play a significant role in their overall performance.

Someone who doesn’t have proper training and aptitude for these devices’ setups can easily skip important steps, which can make the systems unreliable.

This is why we recommend a professional home security installation over a DIY approach. This way, you’ll rest assured that the home security devices you have in place will work as intended.

We provide professional installation for an array of security solutions, so give us a call today on 0800 0612 677 for a free, no-obligation quote.

For more security tips which will help you protect your home, check out this article.

The ERA Smart Security Range: All You Need to Know

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Smart technology is fast revolutionising the way we do things, and it’s no different where home security is concerned. ERA is now offering a cloud-based solution to your security needs, upping the protection factor to prevent any potential threats to your home.

Based in the West Midlands, ERA has been designing and manufacturing locks since 1838. As people have adapted the way they live, ERA has adapted their product range to protect what’s important to them.

This new range of ERA smart devices is easily installed and suitable for any home with a WiFi connection, and effortlessly controlled by the ERA app. At LockRite, we can take care of the full installation of your ERA smart security products, ready for you to easily manage on the move.

So, what’s included in the ERA Smart range?

ERA HomeGuard Pro Alarm System

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This fully integrated cloud-based alarm system allows you to secure multiple locations at any one time, and monitor them easily. This means that not only can you secure your home, but your business premises too, or any other important location, such as a garage or storage unit – all controlled from one account. This alarm system also allows you to choose which individuals are permitted access, and this can be changed at any time.

With the app, you can monitor this alarm system anywhere, at any time, with quick control and easy management. Use of the cloud means that all your details and settings are safely stored. The HomeGuard is also ready to use with any other ERA smart security product.

ERA DoorCam

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The ERA smart DoorCam is a video doorbell which allows you to see who is at your door, even when you are not at home. Through WiFi connectivity, you can answer the door via your smartphone from any place.

The DoorCam provides clear and efficient video imagery, due to its 180-degree field of vision and use of 720p HD resolution video recording capabilities, which won’t be compromised by weather or temperature. This DoorCam also has night vision technology, meaning it remains operational day and night.

The ultra-slim design allows for a subtle addition to any home, in black or white, ready to blend in with your exterior.

ERA HomeCam

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An important safety addition to any home is a security camera. The ERA HomeCam operates on enhanced motion detection technology with a super wide-angle working at 5 Megapixels, along with HD video quality at 720p. Even during the night, the clear video quality is never compromised.

The HomeCam doesn’t only record images, but it operates with two-way audio including built-in microphone and speaker, too. The HomeCam also has a 110-degree field of vision with the ability to turn 360-degree, meaning that no area of your home will be left uncovered.

More than one HomeCam can be installed wherever needed, all controlled via WiFi, and all easily operated from the free app.

ERA TouchKey

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ERA’s TouchKey system is the upcoming addition to their full smart range. The One Touch Keyless Smart Lock is set to revolutionise the way you unlock your doors. Using military-grade encryption and ERA’s extensive experience with mechanical locks, the TouchKey System will secure your doors without the need for a key.

Looking to purchase a smart security system, installed by trusted professionals? The ERA smart security range could be for you. Contact us today to discuss your requirements: 0800 0612 677.

Essential Tips on How to Protect Your Business from Theft

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Crimes against businesses often come at a very high cost for those targeted. In addition to equipment and merchandise being lost, business owners will also most likely need to deal with fixing the damage the burglar has caused. This can range from broken windows to smashed locks and doors.

That said, it only makes sense to employ the best security measures to minimise the risks and better protect your business against theft.

Here are a few tips meant to help you with that.

Consider Carrying out a Risk Assessment

This is an excellent place to start strengthening your business’s defence system against theft, as it will help you identify possible vulnerabilities within it.

Chances are you have an idea of how your business may be exposed, but at the same time, consider that it could be just a piece of the puzzle.

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To get the full image of the risks burglars can take advantage of to target your business, go for a professional service which can provide you with reliable information and advice.

Depending on your business location and size, trading hours, the type of merchandise you sell, staff and more, the assessment may, for instance, reveal an imperative need to:

  • Replace or upgrade your locks to protect your business. This usually happens in the case of old locks or locks which don’t comply with the British Standards.
  • Have a restricted key system in place. A restricted key system means keys that are cut and copies of a key can only exclusively be made with your permission. This would allow you to stay in control of the number of key copies being made and ensure keys can’t be stolen and copied.
  • Better secure your windows by adding locks, especially if the windows are facing towards a parking lot or an alley.
  • Have cabinet locks installed to secure file cabinets which hold important documents.

Leverage Technology to Secure Your Business Premises

Nowadays, business owners can benefit from a wide array of high tech security solutions. Here are three of them which will help you better protect your business:

  • Smart Locks which allow access to be granted from a distance. Another significant benefit of having smart locks installed is that you will be able to keep track of when the doors were unlocked and by whom.
  • HD CCTV surveillance which lets you keep an eye on the premises remotely and discourages burglars from targeting your business. What’s more, security cameras may turn out to be highly-efficient at preventing vandalism and trespassing, as well.
  • Security Alarms are known to be highly-efficient at keeping intruders at bay.  As a best practice, we recommend you also put up signs to warn passers-by of its presence.

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Need Help? Rely on Our Expert Locksmiths to Better Protect Your Business

The security of your business is not something you can deal with once and then forget about it.

Burglars are always coming up with new strategies; looking for new vulnerabilities in your system. So it’s essential you stay one step ahead and conduct regular check-ups to safeguard your business.  

This is a challenge we can help you with.

We provide a one-stop solution towards an improved security of your business property.

Here, you can learn more about the vast array of commercial locksmith services we offer to businesses operating in the UK.

If you’re ready to start taking necessary steps towards better protecting your business against theft and are looking for a reliable partner, the easiest way to reach us is by calling this number 0800 0612 677.