christmas security

Why Christmas is the Busiest Time for a Locksmith

Christmas is creeping up on us fast. As a locksmith Christmas is my busiest time of year. It’s as if all the phone calls and jobs come at once. I’m not complaining at all because I appreciate each job that comes our way. I do have to admit that it can be challenging in terms of juggling the workload as this time of year. It is always a relief to clock off on Christmas eve to spend time with...

Stiff Door Lock: Locksmith Trouble Shooting Tips

Why is my door lock hard to turn? It’s not uncommon to have a stiff door lock that is a pain to open or won't open at all. It get can gradually worse or happen all of a sudden. There are a number of reasons why this can happen and number of things you can try to resolve stiff lock problems before calling a locksmith. Reasons for a Stiff Door Lock There could be several causes of a stiff door...

What is the Best Lock for a Garden Gate?

So often I see intruders attack a property from the back. As an emergency locksmith in London I know that Garden gates are a common burglar access point. This post is a follow up to our most popular post on What are the Best Door Locks. In this post we advise specifically on the best locks for wooden gates. In the winter months and in the run up to Christmas it very important to secure any...
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