National Home Security Month Sponsored by Yale

National Home Security Month - October 2015 | St Locks

  October sees the annual scheme ‘National Home Security Month’ (NHSM) return. The program, sponsored by Yale, concentrates on different aspects of home security each week. Starting on 28th September and running all through October, the five different subjects covered over the coming weeks will be: Week 1 – National Home Security Month: Hints and tips for…

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Cleobury Mortimer To Pilot New Crime Reduction Scheme

The Shropshire Star have recently reported on the ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ scheme commencing, in the small Shropshire town of Cleobury Mortimer. The South Shropshire location, in collaboration with West Mercia Police will be one of the first areas in the region to use ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’. The project will involve signs being erected around Cleobury…

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Security for the Garden in Warmer Weather

St Locks are the local locksmith firm for Shrewsbury and surrounding areas.

The Crime Prevention Website (CPW) reported last month on the need to ensure that your garden is as secure as possible. Particularly during the warmer months. In their research the CPW observed that six different police forces from all around the UK had published warnings about thefts from residents gardens and sheds. Indeed, the CPW quoted…

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Should I change my locks when buying a new property?

Unfortunately the answer is yes, although many if not most people do not. So you probably think its just a sales pitch from your locksmith when he tells you that the average amount of key sets in existence to UK properties is 5…erhh…yes 5! So have you got them all? Of course its mostly innocent…

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Belle Vue Burglaries

“Police in Shrewsbury are warning residents in Belle vue to tighten up on their security following three reported burglaries in the area. One house and two sheds were broken into and in another separate incident two men were disturbed as they attempted to get into a house. The incidents all happened in the early hours of Thursday…

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“Honey, this lock is playing up again…..”

Sound familiar? Do you have a lock that is temperamental, stubborn, unreliable or that requires you to stand on one leg rubbing your tummy whilst turning the key to get it open? And are you constantly saying to yourself or your partner “we need to get that looked at soon”? Well my advice is get the…

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Worried about your sash window security?

Sash windows are a beautiful feature in any home or business and are prominent throughout many period properties in Shrewsbury & Shropshire. However they also need to be compliant to your insurers requirements and must be secured with a key operated locking device but these can be intrusive and detract from the cosmetic appearance of…

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Live in Telford? Are your garages and outbuildings secure?

Sculpture at Telford County Court

Telford Locksmiths, Saint Locks, have seen reports that in the last month police have received around 20 reports of break-ins to garages and sheds in Dawley, Sutton Hill, St Georges, Madeley and more recently Ketley and Jackfield. Various items have been stolen, including mountain bikes, power tools, copper piping and a fridge and washing machine.…

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