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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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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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