Burglary in Barnet, North London – Maximum Security

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I am a Master Locksmith living in High Barnet and I am experienced in dealing with North London burglary repairs. There have been numerous burglaries in Barnet and the surrounding areas recently and as a result there has been a real surge of people calling me to enquire about upgrading their home security. They want to prevent burglary in the future, either because they have had a break in themselves or because they know someone in the area who has been burgled and they are fearful of the same thing happening to them.

Barnet Burglary Statistics

These police burglary statistics in Barnet make for interesting reading. In March this year there were 13 burglaries reported in High Barnet alone and 148 burglaries in the last year. The information can be sorted in various ways and shows different types of crime in the Barnet area by month.

Hadley Wood features in the Telegraph as one of the top 20 high risk postcodes for burglary.

How to Maximise Your Home Security in the Wake of Burglary

There are a number of measures that can be used to upgrade your home security to prevent burglary. There are quite a few means of physical security which can help increase security levels that people are not always aware of. For example door reinforcement can make weak doors more secure.

There are many people who are unaware of the importance of having high quality locks for security and insurance purposes. A common problem is poor quality locks installed by builders who are not experienced locksmiths. Always have your locks checked by a qualified locksmith to make sure that the locks and the standards of fitting are in line with insurance requirements. If you have recently moved into a new build property this is something to address as a priority. Also consider how many people could potentially hold a set of keys! Read here about when you need to change your locks.


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Emergency Burglary Repairs;

We are MLA Approved Locksmiths and if you have been burgled we provide a full emergency burglary repair service;

  • Emergency door and window repairs
  • Lock repairs and replacements (as well as upgrades to your locks)

Home Security Upgrades;

In addition to emergency repairs we can upgrade your security with various security products.

Door reinforcement

Reinforcing your door with security accessories can add an extra level of security to prevent forced entry. This is particularly important when a door is weak. There are a number of options for reinforcing doors.

  • Birmingham bars – reinforce the hinge side of the door
  • London bars – reinforce the lock side of the door
  • Lock guards – reinforce the door itself
  • Hinge bolts – strengthen the hinges on a door

Door Lock, Window Lock and Key Upgrades

It is important to have high quality locks and at IKS we only use high quality insurance approved locks. We have a range of locks to suit your needs and budget.

  • High security door and window locks – these are challenging for burglars and they are likely to avoid them in favour of a standard or substandard lock.
  • High security keys – these can’t be duplicated by just anyone.

High Security Grilles

High security grilles can offer fantastic levels of safety and security to your home or business. There are various types of grilles to suit your needs.

  • Fixed
  • Collapsible / retractable
  • Decorative
  • Colour options

Security grilles can be a great investment in the right situation. They can actually add to the appeal of a property if they are done well. Click here for our grilles gallery.

retractable security grilles

Security Alarm System

Of course an alarm adds an extra element of security but when it comes down to it physical security measures not only deter intruders but physically keep them out of your property. I would advise that physical security is top priority and an alarm is good to have in addition.

It is all about choosing the business or home security solutions for your individual situation and budget.

If you have been a victim of burglary or are concerned about burglary in Barnet or anywhere in North London please do give us a call. We would welcome the opportunity to provide you with emergency burglary repairs at competitive prices or a home security assessment free of charge.

Joining the local neighbourhood watch organisation OWL is a great way to keep up to speed with what is happening in your area. Simply register on the website and you will receive email alerts about significant events relating to security in the area.

Remember prevention is better than cure! You can read our Ultimate Guide to Burglary Prevention here. If are in North London would like to know how you can improve your home security or your business security call us for a free security evaluation today.

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Keep safe and secure.

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