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 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.
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
I have also fitted garage deadbolts. Please see the picture below.
By improving the garage security, I am preventing what happened to a neighbour last year. Please see the picture below.
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 email@example.com. Or visit the Locksmith Sleaford Landing Page.
Do you need a Locksmith Sleaford? If so then please look no further than here at McCallum Locksmiths. The company is veteran owned and veteran operated by Robin McCallum. If you ring 07789997214, you will speak to him and he’ll be the one that will visit you. Robin is DBS checked and cleared but is also vetted to Top Secret by the Ministry of Defence. So, if you require a locksmith Sleaford, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you are locked out of your property and call McCallum Locksmiths to get you in, I will always try a number of non destructive methods first to gain entry into your property. The picture below shows a UPVC door that has been opened, using a common non destructive method.
If you require a lock upgrade to the current British Standards to meet your home insurance requirements, whether it is a wooden or UPVC door then, please do not hesitate to call. The pictures below are a examples of the products that I use.
For UPVC and Aluminium Doors
For Wooden Doors
If you have a wooden door your Home Insurance will insists on a British Standard (dated 2007) Mortice lock and if you live in an area with high crime rate they will also ask you to install a British Standard Night Latch. However, just for peace of mind it is best to install both.
If you have a room on the ground floor or above a flat roof where someone could easily climb and break a window to gain entry then it worth having an internal security grill fitted. The one pictured below is fitted to a server room, on the ground floor in a converted bungalow.
High Security Grill
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you appoint me to come to your house then this is the vehicle I will turn up in.