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Avocet ABS Review

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Saturday, April 28, 2012 In : Anti Snap Locks 
Today we review the Avocet ABS euro lock and find out if it is as secure as they make out. So firstly here is  a bit about the lock. The ABS is a anti snap lock designed to retro fit to all upvc and composite doors to combat lock snapping. It uses a dimple style key similar to the Cisa Astral S we reviewed earlier. The main difference between the ABS dimple keys and all other dimple keys is a small magnet which is pressed into each of the ABS keys which plays a vital role. The pins inside an ...
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Cisa Astral S Anti Snap Lock Review

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Sunday, April 8, 2012 In : Anti Snap Locks 

So it’s been a long time since we started this blog and at the beginning we promised to review some of the anti-snap locks that are now available. Now seems a good time to start after the BBC programme on lock snapping in West Yorkshire last month we have had lots of people enquiring about anti snap locks, so here is the first review. The Cisa astral s is a Anti Snap lock cylinder which adheres to British Standard grade 6. The Cisa astral s has 1.6 million different key variations and is an...


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Locksmiths Bradford Service

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Thursday, March 15, 2012 In : Locksmiths 
Following the recent success with our decision to start working in the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire we have decided to also offer our  excellent locksmith services in Bradford and the surrounding areas as well. We have been working on this project for the last couple of weeks trying to get our advertising for Bradford just right. The first step was to create a new website for the Bradford area, we are very please to announce that the new locksmiths Bradford website went live just a couple...
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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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Leeds locksmiths website launched

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Saturday, February 4, 2012 In : Locksmiths 
Since our last blog post we have been really busy both out and site and helping out one of our Leeds locksmiths friends with there new website. We have designed and built the site for them over the past week and we are very pleased to announce that the site was made live last night. A lot of hard work and effort went into designing and creating the Leeds locksmiths website for Gatenby locksmiths Ltd, lets just hope they like it. do you? let us know by leaving us a comment. you can also follow...
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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’s 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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Wakefield Locksmiths

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Friday, January 20, 2012 In : Locksmiths 
We are pleased to announce we have now started advertising and carrying out work in the Wakefield area. We thought long and hard about covering some new areas of West Yorkshire and have decided to start with Wakefield as it was the most obvious choice. We currently operate from Wortley In Leeds which is only 5 minutes from all the major motorway connections, this means in some cases we can be with Wakefield customers faster than we can be with our Leeds customers. For example on some occasion...
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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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