With winter nights drawing in and especially coming towards the festive period of Christmas, burglaries are on the rise.

Here’s a few things you can do to stop the would-be thieves and make sure all your window and door locks are in tip top shape!

  1. Some of the locks that are fitted in homes, maybe even yours, do not meet the criteria for the British standard. This can then invalidate your home insurance. So, make sure this winter that your locks are up to date.
  2. Euro locks should be a minimum of a 6-pin lock and the standard locks used by Timpson locksmiths are all 6 pin, anti-pick, anti-drill and anti-snap. You can’t go wrong with that!
  3. Mortice locks should be a 5 lever. This is usually the minimum insurance requirement.
  4. All windows on the lower floor of any property should have the ability to be locked. Make sure you check before it’s too late.

Be safe this Winter and check your locks!

Timpson Locksmiths are available 24 hours a day across the UK for all your burglary repairs, lock and key cutting requirements. Find your local locksmith here.

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