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Banham Lock – East London E1

Alexandra Locksmiths were called to a property in East London, E1 to fit a Banham Lock. Our customer was concerned that her existing lock was not secure enough and asked for some advice on which would be a good secure lock. She wanted a lock that was not only very secure but that also looked […]

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Burglars Using Social Media Websites To Target Victims

  A recent survey suggests that the majority of burglars are using social media websites to help them target their victims. Over 75% of convicted burglars questioned said sites like Google street view play a massive part in them planning their entrance and escape routes, while Facebook and Twitter – where users ‘check in’ to […]

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Summer Burglaries on the rise in North London

  Summer is finally here, well for this week anyway and with the warm weather there is a greater tendency to keep windows and doors open all day and also during the night to aid a better nights sleep. Summer burglaries are on the rise and seasoned burglars are always on the lookout for an […]

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Police advice on home security this summer

After a long month or two of rainy weather conditions, it looks like the summer is finally here and with the warm weather there is a greater tendency to keep windows and doors open to improve ventilation and keep cool. Seasoned burglars are always on the lookout for an easy opportunity to gain entrance to […]

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Garden time

So the weather has finally changed and we are all enjoying some well deserved sunshine and some relaxing time in our gardens. This is a good time to remember that our front and rear gardens are a good access point to burglars. It is important to know that burglars are usually opportunists and often lazy […]

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Rogue Locksmith To Pay Back £700,000

Mark Makowski, a rouge locksmith, has been ordered to pay back £7000,000 after a investigation lasting five years into his criminal operation in London and surrounding counties. Mark Makowski, the former director of Pronto Locksmiths and Phoenix Locksmiths which had a locksmith shop in Potters Bar, was convicted at the Old Bailey last year of […]

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Simon Cowell to increase home security

Max Clifford has told the press that Simon Cowell is so shaken by a break in that occurred on Saturday night that he has decided to strengthen the security at his home in Holland Park, London. Cowell, who already has a security team looking after his London property that has high walls and security gates, […]

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