As the weather gets warmer burglars get busier! Burglars are opportunist so they take advantage of people sitting out in the back garden, open doors and windows and people jetting off on holiday leaving their properties empty.  This is why our team at Re-Entry-Locksmiths have put together this helpful guide on how to improve your home security ready for this summer.

Summer Security Tips

Keep Windows and Doors Locked – Even if your only sat in your back garden it is important to make sure that the windows and doors to your property are kept locked as burglars will jump at the opportunity to sneak through an open window or door.

Do not Leave Spare Keys Outside – There is no such thing as a safe place for a spare key outside your property these days, burglars are very clued up on all the places they should look, and it would not take them long to find it and easily let themselves into your property.

Hide Valuables – Keep all valuable well out of view from windows, and if you are going to be leaving your property vacant then ensure you put them away in a safe and secure place, so if a burglar does manage to break-in to your property whist you are away, they will have a hard time finding anything of value to take.

Keep It off Social Media – If you are planning a vacation then it is best not to announce it all over social media until you return home, it is easier than you think for this sort of information to fall into the wrong hands!

Hold Post – Contact the Royal Mail when you are planning to leave your home vacant so that you can have all of your mail put on hold. There is no bigger giveaway to an empty property than a pile of unopened post building up.

Get Neighbours To Check In – Give a spare key to a trusted neighbour or friend and ask them to check in on the house ever now and then, just opening and shutting curtains and turning lights on and off can create the impression that your home isn’t empty.

Leave Cars Outside Your Home – When you go on holiday it is a good idea to use public transport to get to the airport or your destination as leave a vehicle parked outside your property can create the impression that someone is home.

Mow Grass – Before you leave on holiday make sure that the grass is cut, and bushes and shrubs have been trimmed as many burglars see an overgrown lawn and assume that the property must be empty.

Invest In Home Security Measures – Ensure all of your locks are in good working order and either meet or exceed the current British Standard BS3621. And damaged, faulty, unsecured, or substandard locks will need upgrading as soon as possible and extra security measures such as alarms, CCTV and security lighting should be considered.

If you need help improving your home security measures, then contact Re-Entry-Locksmiths today – 01765 451 453

External Door Locks

Choosing the right lock for your external door can be quite a daunting task as there are so many different types available in todays market. Therefore, our team at Re-Entry-Locksmiths have put together a guide on the 5 best most commonly used external door locks in the UK.

Deadbolts – Deadbolts are a heavy-duty lock that is separate from the door handle. It works in two parts, a bolt fitted into the door and the other part fits into a whole in the wall so that once lock the blot will come out of the door and into the wall. Once locked the door will not be able to be opened and it will be exceedingly difficult to force! If properly installed this is an extremely effective security measure.

Keyed Locks – If your door is not suitable for a dead lock then a keyed lock is the next best option. Keyed locks are commonly seen on uPVC doors, they often come fitted into the doors when purchased, however it is worth having the locks on uPVC doors to snap safe locks. This will prevent burglars form using the lock snapping technique to gain entry to your home making it much more safe and secure.

Electronic Locks – This type of lock is fairly new to the market and it doesn’t require the use of a traditional key. Instead, these locks require a passcode to be entered into a keypad or a key fob, some can even use a smart phone! This is a more high-tech external door lock but is becoming increasingly more common particularly on new builds.

Door Handle Locks – This is the most common type of lock for homes in the UK. This lock when used alongside a deadbolt is extremely effective.

Combination Locks – This Type of lock comes in tow types, mechanical and electronic. The mechanical lock works with a twist dial or a push button, and the electronic locks use either a password or a pin similar to a smart phone.

If you would like advice on the best locks for your property or you require your locks changing or upgrading contact Re-Entry-Locksmiths today – 01765 451 453

We were called out to a customer that wanted to upgrade their existing locks as the old locks were not fit for purpose.

Talking over with the customer we decided to go for the 3* Sold Secure locks that are anti-snap and would serve as a deterrent to any would-be burglars in the Harrogate and Ripon areas.

As one of the premier locksmiths in the area we know a thing or two about the fitting the right locks for the right doors and can help customers understand the best locks to prevent break ins.

The Brisant Ultion 3* Sold Secure comes with a £1000 guarantee if proven that entry has been gained by lock snapping so as you can see they are pretty sure it cannot be done meaning you can relax in peace.

However, if ever a would-be burglar did gain entrance to the home, I’m not sure they would get passed this big boy anyway!

If you live in the Harrogate and Ripon areas and are looking to upgrade your locks, then why not speak to ReEntry Locksmiths today and we can provide you with a free quote for upgrades across your door locks and window locks.

Police are issuing warnings across Ripon and North Yorkshire as a rise of burglaries have recently been taking place in the area. If you are concerned about the functionality of your locks then you should definitely speak to us today to get us to come and provide you with a site survey.

Many of these burglaries are simply lock snapping or actively targeting homes with easy to break-in locks so don’t let this be you.

Here at Re Entry Locksmiths we are the premier locksmiths Ripon has to offer and have installed new locks on homes and businesses throughout the Ripon area. Not get caught out as we come in to spring and burglaries go on the rise.

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We have been busy recently on a large scale commercial locksmiths job in Harrogate for the White Hart Hotel.

Here we installed 50 x SmartAIR Handles along with Nemef locks throughout. Check out the images below from the work and if you are looking for the best commercial locksmiths in North Yorkshirethen why not speak to us for a free no obligation quote.

We install biometric security systems for hotels, banks and other office and industrial buildings to help you secure your property throughout North Yorkshire.