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What locks should I have on my wooden front door?

At Alexandra Locksmiths we are often asked “What locks should I have on my wooden front door?” On a wooden front door you would normally have a rim lock/Nightlatch, often referred to as a Yale lock. This lock is normally fitted around shoulder height on the door for convenience of opening the door it latches…

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What Is A Rim Lock?

A rim lock or night-latch, is a lock which is attached to the surface of the door, and is normally fitted at shoulder height as this is the most convenient height for reaching out and turning, twisting or pulling the handle, lever or knob to open the door from the inside and inserting the key…

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What is a 5 Lever British Standard Mortice Deadlock

The 5 lever lock mortice deadlock is a type of lock often required for home insurance and are generally recommended by the police for home security. It should be fitted to the lower side of the door to give you the most resistance against forced attack, ie someone kicking the door. There are various grades…

How Secure Is Your Home?
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How Secure Is Your Home?

How Secure Is Your Home? Statistics show that 2/3rds of burgalars gain entry or remove goods via the doors. So it is important to ensure that the highest quality door locks that you can afford, protect your home. Burglars look for the easiest target and they can be discouraged, when they find they are up…

How Important Is Your Home To You?
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How Important Is Your Home To You?

With so much to lose from a burglary, from contentment to irreplaceable belongings to quality of life, not protecting your home is just not a sensible option. Act Now or Face the Consequences Being the victim of a home burglary is actually fairly unlikely but securing your home is not about playing the odds, it…