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Why are people waiting to call a Leeds locksmith

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Locksmiths 
Over the past 6 months or so we have noticed a big decrease in the number of out of hour call outs and a increase in early morning calls. Why is this? We keep hearing time after time that customers are afraid to call a emergency locksmith out of normal working hours because they think the cost will be much higher than if they ring in the day time and as a result are putting off calling until early the next day. We have had people who have been burgled late at night leaving there property's in...
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Keep The Safe Keys Safe

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Friday, July 13, 2012, In : Locksmiths 
We had 3 jobs last month all with a identical problem. All 3 jobs were small digital safes where the batteries which control the electronic keypad had died. Normally this is not a problem as most small digital safes come with a override key so when the batteries have no power left the door can still be opened and the batteries changed. The batteries go inside the safe on the back of the door so when the batteries die the override key must be used. The problem with these 3 safes in question th...
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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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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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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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