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Always Busy Near Christmas

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Sunday, December 16, 2012, In : Tips and Advice 
As usual we have been very busy in the run up to Christmas with late night calls to burglary's and gain entry jobs due to lost keys. With many people having office party's at this time of year we get many calls for lost keys as a result of a drunken night out usually in the early hours of the morning. Unfortunately at this time of year we also get a lot of calls to burglary's in Leeds Wakefield and Bradford because it gets darker earlier and thieves know there will be valuable Christmas prese...
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Don't forget to lock up in the summer!

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Saturday, June 9, 2012, In : Tips and Advice 
Every summer without fail we get called to property's where the customer has left a door unlocked and things like house keys and car keys have been stolen. Last year we attended a job where the customer had left the front door unlocked and was in the back garden cutting the grass, somebody just walked in the front door picked up the bunch of keys for his office, house and car all on the same bunch and stole the car. This meant obviously that the car was gone but not only that all the locks on...
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Busy month in Leeds and Wakefield

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : Locksmiths 
At 1st Defence Locksmiths we have had a seriously busy month. We mentioned in a previous post we were starting a Wakefield locksmiths service and it seems it has been very well received. We have been nipping over to Wakefield at all hours of the day to help out our Wakefield customers. The latest Wakefield job was to secure a property at 2am! At the same time we have been very busy with our locksmith services in Leeds. We have done a lot of gain entry's this month with customers loosing there...
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Security tips from 1st Defence Locksmiths

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : Tips and Advice 

What can you do to ensure your home is safe from intruders? In the present economic climate it seems to us at 1st Defence Locksmiths that we are attending more burglary‚Äôs lately. A lot of these burglaries could have been prevented if a few security measures had been implemented beforehand. The first major issue is UPVC door security. Many thieves will choose to enter your home using a effective technique called cylinder snapping or lock snapping. Cylinder snapping can be done in seconds and...


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Lock Snapping

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Thursday, January 19, 2012, In : Anti Snap Locks 

Over the last couple of years people have found a really easy way to break in to any Upvc door no matter how good or expensive the door is. When the first upvc doors were introduced they were classed as high security doors because of the tough looking locking mechanisms which are fitted to them as standard. When locking a Upvc door you lift the handle and turn the key, the lifting of the handle engages the locking points into the frame holding the door secure with many hooks and bolts making ...


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1st Defence Locksmiths Blogging At Last

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : Locksmiths 
Welcome to our new blog. So firstly here is a little bit about us. We are an expert locksmith company based in Leeds, West Yorkshire offering a 24 hour emergency locksmith service 365 days a year and we are also non destructive entry specialists which basically means where possible we always pick locks rather than just drilling them open. We will be blogging over the next few months giving you security tips and security advice. We will also be testing some of the newest locks and security on ...
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