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The Most Common UPVC Door Lock Problems

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Monday, April 29, 2019, In : Advice 

Due to the boom in upvc doors around 20 to 30 years ago they are now the most common type of door found on residential houses in Leeds. Over the past 10 years composite doors have grown massivly in popularity but at the moment based on what we see upvc are by far still the most comon. Composite doors still use the same type of locking mechanisms that upvc doors do however so everything in this post still really applies to both of these types of door.

There are numerous parts that make up the t...


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Prevent Tool Theft From Vans

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, In : Advice 

Tool theft from vans is now almost at epidemic levels with constant posts being uploaded to social media on a daily basis. Tool theft has risen by 30% in the last year alone and unless something is done about it you can only imagine it will carry on rising. We regularly see the same type of break in techniques used over and over again so we’ve decided to provide tradesman with a few tips to help secure their livelihoods. All models of vans seem to have different issues with the manufactures...


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Securing Your Home Whilst Away On Holiday

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, In : Advice 
Security tips whilst your away on holiday

Now that spring is upon us and the weather is heating up its almost time to enjoy that well deserved summer holiday. It’s important to also remember that domestic burglary’s actually increase by around 10% during the summer time. From our experience sunshine seems to make home owners more relaxed with security compared to the dark nights of winter. 

However there’s preventative measures that can be taken to ensure your home is as secure as it can ...
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Which Anti Snap Lock Should I Buy?

Posted by 1st Defence Locksmiths Leeds on Thursday, March 8, 2018, In : Advice 
With so many anti snap locks now on the market how do you know which one to choose? A quick internet search will reveal many different makes and models with varying levels of security and lock snapping protection.

Here's our quick guide to the different standards and what they all mean.

British Standard Kite mark Only 

A euro cylinder which only has the British standard log engraved onto either the front face of the lock or the side of the lock doesn't mean its an anti snap lock. A euro lock wit...
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