Better regulation of locksmith training is needed in a move to prevent criminals learning a highly lucrative trade, the head of a professional body has said. Steffan George, Development Director at the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), called on the new Cameron/Clegg coalition to make sure all organisations providing training had proper vetting procedures to keep […]
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Being burgled is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. But sometimes we do not help ourselves, a survey of ex-cons has found. Insurance firm More Than quizzed 50 former thieves about their tricks of the trade. One reformed burglar tells how thieves even use Twitter and Facebook to plan break-ins. In the old days, burglars would pay […]
A house burglar was caught after a webcam on the owner’s computer recorded images of him carrying out the raid. Stills of serial raider Benjamin Park, 19, of Cambridge, were sent to an email address so even when he stole the computer, the images could be found. Police said it was a “brilliant idea” of […]
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 […]
A 14-month-old girl who wandered away from her mother and grandmother spent four hours trapped inside a time-locked bank vault until a locksmith freed her. The child apparently strayed into the open vault as the bank was closing. After the missing child was spotted on security cameras inside the vault, Atlanta police and firefighters tried […]
MLA sets the standard for the vetting of locksmiths. With the ever increasing importance placed on security, the vetting of those involved in the industry is becoming more and more vital. When it comes to locksmiths; people who are advising on the physical security of your home or business, and as such will have access […]
Long gone are the days when having one simple lock on a front door constitutes a substantial measure of protection.