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Yale’s Security Spring Clean Campaign

Yale Security Spring Clean

Following on from our post earlier this month about outdoor security, we think it’s worth highlighting Yale’s new Security Spring Clean campaign. It’s a major consumer security campaign designed to encourage homeowners to incorporate a check of their home security into their annual spring clean, with advice such as “change the locks on all external doors and…

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Secure your home in Spring!

Protect Your Property - home security tips

The weather is getting warmer (allegedly) which can mean only one thing – it’s DIY season! Spring is the most popular time of year for home improvement projects, with 60% of us taking on DIY tasks in some form or another, often spending hundreds of pounds on new tools and materials. Some of us also…

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Home Security Infographic for National Home Security Month

Home Security Infographic from Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog

The Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog have produced an infographic about home security. Alexandra Locksmiths have Sainsbury’s kind permission to share this data and we thought it extremely relevant in October as it is Yale’s National Home Security Month (NHSM). The NHSM scheme was introduced some years ago, with a different theme to each of the weeks in the month. Each…

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‘Water Board’ Bogus Caller In Waltham Cross

Bullsmore Lane bridge, Waltham Cross - Alexandra Locksmiths

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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Elderly Woman Scammed Out of £300

Alexandra Locksmiths are the local locksmith firm for North and East London.

The local London Guardian series newspaper, have recently reported on a police appeal that has been launched. The call for information and witnesses has arisen, following an elderly lady from Chingford had two credit cards stolen and was also scammed out £300. The police have released two CCTV images of men that they would like…

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Summer Security for Your Home

Alexandra Locksmiths offer home security advice whilst you are away on holiday.

Alexandra Locksmiths would like to offer some advice to help you with home security during the Summer months. Whilst keeping your home and/or business premises as secure as possible is a year round job, there are some specific security issues that could present themselves in the warmer weather. Lock your Windows If you are going…

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Potential Internet Security Threat with your Home Gadgets

Internet linked device manager - Alexandra Locksmiths, London

Infoworld and TechHive have recently reported on the potential security risks of ‘smart’ homes. Homes that have many electrical remote control devices such as automatic light switches, door openers, software to restock your fridge, music playing devices etc all rely on an internet connection to manage these tasks. As well as a complicated internal wiring circuit. Other…

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New Year Resolutions – Improved Home Security?

Window security grill

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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Infographic: Crime In London

We’ve created an infographic to show you some interesting stats about crime in London, particularly burglary. Click the image to view a larger version or scroll to the bottom for some information about the statistics. The infographic shows a number of statistics about crime (particularly burglary) in London: Burglary rates in London are dropping –…

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Top hiding place for valuables is the sock drawer!

Keys and cash hidden in a sock drawer

According to research of 2,000 individuals carried out last year by Confused.com, the nation’s favourite hiding place for valuables, particularly jewellery, is the sock drawer. This is followed by 9% stating that under the bed was the safe place of choice, 9% on top of the wardrobe and 6% under the sink. Most worryingly a…

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