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Month: July 2018

McCallum Locksmiths – New Home Location

McCallum Locksmiths new home location in Lincolnshire
Locksmith Lincoln, Sleaford, Boston and Grantham’s new home

New Location

At last, the move is now complete from Kent to Lincolnshire. Goodbye rat race and hello farming world. McCallum Locksmiths new home is Martin, Lincolnshire. The house pictured above will feature a lot in my posts over the next few months as there are security and general wear and tear issues that need resolving. I will document the security issues and improvements. The improvements will provide great media content.

Security Issues

Security Issue 1 – Non-British Standard Locks

The main security issue is that the locks are not British Standard. For uPVC doors, this does not violate the home content insurance. However, if they were wooden doors then it wood. Even for Upvc doors, it is vital to have euro cylinders that have a British Kite mark with three stars above it.

By having a British Standard 3 Star lock, we will prevent break-ins from all the conventional methods used by burglars. The most common practice is Euro cylinder snapping.

So the priority is to upgrade all of the locks to ABS British Standard 3 Star Euro Thumb Turns. The garage lock has to a high-security euro cylinder, to prevent a break-in.

Locksmith Sleaford Lock Change
High-security Lock Upgrade

Garage Security

Like with most garages the security is abysmal. For the garage attached to the house, I have upgraded the lock to British Standard. See the picture below.

Garage Single Euro Cylinder

Additional Garage Security by the Locksmith Sleaford
Improved Garage security

I have also fitted garage deadbolts. Please see the picture below.

Garage Deadbolts

Improved garage security by Locksmith Sleaford
Garage Deadbolt fitted to either side of the Garage door

By improving the garage security, I am preventing what happened to a neighbour last year. Please see the picture below.

Garage security by the locksmith Lincoln
Garage break in due to poor security.

Free Security Advice

In the meantime, if you need free security tips, then please do hesitate to get in contact.

McCallum Locksmiths Contact Details

McCallum Locksmiths is a 24 hr emergency locksmith based in Lincoln covering Lincolnshire, Lincoln, Sleaford, Boston and Grantham. If you need to call a local Lincolnshire based locksmith, then please do not hesitate to get in contact by phone on 07789997214 or by email at info@mccallumlocksmiths.co.uk. Or visit the Locksmith Sleaford Landing Page.