The occasional writings of a 'Non-destructive Entry' Locksmith, working in and around Ipswich...
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
November 2009 @ Ipswich Locksmiths Neighbourhood Locks
November: The 'winter months' present some of the most challenging
situations for the Locksmith. At this time of the year, there seems to
be even more traffic about, than in the lighter months, and even the
best torchlight available, is no substitute for daylight. But when the
call comes in at Neighbourhood Locks in Ipswich, we are with you as
quickly as possible, and always consider the safety aspect of someone
locked-out, particularly the elderly. This time of the year, also sees
more 'Lock-outs'. This last week alone, we've had a number of calls to
OAPs who were locked out, all in very similar situations. But the good
news, is that they each received 10% OAP Discount from Neighbourhood
Locks, and of course our 'No Vat', and 'No Call-out Charge' policies,
all helped keep the cost down, making Neighbourhood Locks, probably the
most cost-effective full-time, Professional Locksmiths in Ipswich.
are also Discounts available for 'Neighbourhood Watch' Members. We have
worked with members, promoting awareness of better security, in areas
that have suffered break-ins. We are constantly surprised at the amount
of locks we see on front doors, that really are only suitable for
bedroom doors, and though these would have been acceptable years ago,
what with the stricter Insurance Standards, and the greater
determination of burglars, it makes very good sense to have a 'branded',
British Standard Approved lock on your door. These do not have to be
expensive, but they will offer a greater deterrent to those who wish to
unlawfully gain access to your property. Even the addition of 'rack
bolts', or 'sash jammers' to the back door, which are reasonably priced,
or an 'anti-key-fishing cover' to the letterbox, can make all the
difference. ('Key-fishing', is one of the more recent techniques
employed by the Burglar). People will happily spend a small fortune on a
new TV set, but skimp on their locks, only calling upon us to upgrade
their security, after a break-in. If you are a 'Neighbourhood Watch'
Coordinator, or Member, and would like to discuss any aspect of
security, please feel free to contact us on the number below.
about 'Key cutting' here at Ipswich Locksmiths Neighbourhood Locks, we
hear over and over that the Customer had had a key cut from a
High-Street Shop, only to get home and try it, and find that it didn't
work. While this can happen from time to time, we have minimised the
chances of this, by offering our Key-cutting service while 'on-site'.
This has several big advantages. Firstly it saves the Customer a trip,
or in some cases 'trips', to town, and because we can try it out on the
fitted lock, we can guarantee it will work. We carry a large number of
blank keys, and are happy to take special orders, when needed, which can
usually be with us quickly, and can be cut on-site to ensure they will
If you have any security concerns, please contact us on
01473622461, and we will be happy to advise you. We would also like to
take this opportunity to wish all of our Customers throughout the year, a
Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe, New Year!