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Home Break Ins – Facts From LV= Insurance

Click on the link below to read 11 facts from LV Insurance about home break ins and suggestions to make your property more secure and deter burglars.

https://lv.com/atheart/features/11-facts-about-home-break-ins-to-help-you-stay-secure-this-winter

The Master Locksmiths Association director of business development Steffan George recommends securing your home and buying contents insurance wherever you live.

Slamming Door To Lock – Handy Tip

Slamming door to get it to lock?  One of the causes could be because the lock bolt needs lubricating.  Metal on metal friction prevents the latch from passing smoothly into the lock keep (strike).  It is so easy to remedy this particular problem.  A quick spray of WD-40 (if you haven’t got any a bit of butter will do) on the bolt will cure it.  You wont believe the number of times I get called out for this.  The customer has been slamming the door for so long that the frame fixings have loosened and sometimes the bolt is bent.  The main entrance door to a block of flats I visited recently was just being left open due to this problem and resulted in one of the flats being burgled.

A small can of WD-40 is a must in all store cupboards/garages/toolboxes.

For more handy tips have a look at our news blogs http://www.clubbsecurity.co.uk/news

 

Secure Your Home With Locks and Alarm Systems

The clocks have gone back, burglars take advantage of long dark nights. Time to make sure you secure your home with your locks and alarm systems before you go out.

Householders are being warned to beware of a spike in home burglaries as the clocks go back.  Co-operative Insurance said that the number of home and motor insurance claims usually shoots up after British summer time ends. Having analysed data since 2013, the insurer has found that home theft claims surge by about 38 per cent in the five months after the clocks go back, compared to claims during the five preceding months.

Give yourself time, it doesn’t take much to check that all your windows and doors are properly locked, set your alarm if you have one before you leave home.

One of the best tips is take time to make sure that you don’t leave any keys in door locks, these are visible to burglars who check for this and can see them through other windows.

Look after yourselves, BURGLARIES ARE NO LONGER A POLICE PRIORITY – see our post dated 28 July 2015.