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‘Water Board’ Bogus Caller In Waltham Cross

Following a recent report in the Enfield Independent¬†regarding bogus callers, Alexandra Locksmiths wanted to re-highlight the potential dangers and what to do about such visits. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, a man had called at a home in Bullsmoor Way, Waltham Cross. He had claimed that there was problem with the local water supply […]

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80% of Crimes Unsolved in Haringey since 2010

The Tottenham & Wood Green Independent newspaper reported recently on an investigation that they had undertaken regarding crimes in Haringey. Their findings were that crimes in the area yet to be solved total 80 per cent! The publication opened a ‘Freedom of Information’ request and deduced that Haringey Police force have filed ‘undetected’ as the […]

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New Year Resolutions – Improved Home Security?

As reported on the Crime Prevention Site recently, if you are unfortunate enough to be burgled then research suggests that you are very likely to be the victim of another burglary in the time period immediately following the original crime. The reasons for this can be wide and varied, however some possible explanations¬†are as follows […]

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What Are Some of the Dangers a Locksmith Faces?

Being a locksmith in today’s world contains dangers as much for the locksmith as it does for the person who needs the locksmith services. People should be more suspicious of who they allow to work on locks for their businesses and homes because of the courage of today’s criminals, the technology, and the availability of […]

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Ban on cold callers in bid to prevent distraction burglaries

COLD callers have been banned from four roads in Yate in a bid to stamp out distraction burglaries. Sunningdale, Sandy Lodge, Troon and Hoylake have become ‘no cold calling zones’ under an initiative led by South Gloucestershire Council’s Trading Standards team. Click on the link below to read more. http://www.neighbourhoodwatch.net/index.php?func=PageResourceStory&Type=&StoryId=3230&Library=Y Let’s hope it works and […]

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Campaign warns public of distraction burglars

Crime fighting leaflet launched As a gang of prolific distraction burglars prepare to serve long prison sentences, Operation Liberal and the Energy Retail Association (ERA) are launching a new leaflet to warn residents about the tricks and tactics used by distraction burglars. The new leaflet, which will help prevent people from becoming victims of crime, […]

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Your Home Security Being Put At Risk

Short Sighted Companies Putting Your Home Security At Risk A recent discussion on the Master Locksmiths Association members Forum has seen some heated debate. According to one report a local hospital somewhere in the country is sending all their service staff away on locksmithing courses. Whilst we appreciate the need for such departments to reduce […]

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London Postcode Burglary Hotspots

It seems that London is the burglary hotspot in the UK, with half of the top 20 postcodes in the country with the highest burglary rates. A recent analysis on over 1.1 million home insurance enquiries, analysing how many of the enquiries indicated a claim for theft from the home. However, the news is not […]

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