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Ghost proof locks?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Sunday, April 7, 2013, In : Locks 
We answered a call today from a customer who we had worked for previously. Although they were perfectly happy with our work we had to admit that we didn't think we could be of any help on this occasion. Apparently unexplained things were occurring in the customer's house and their CCTV camera system had recorded paranormal activity. We were asked if we could fit locks that would stop this. Unfortunately we do not stock locks that are designed to prevent entry by ghosts or other paranormal bei...
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Are your locks fitted properly

Posted by Kevin Readman on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : Locks 
We went to a customer today who was locked out because the snib on their night latch wouldn't let them open their door with their key. Usually this happens because the snib drops down when the door is shut due to the lock being worn. However this snib had to be pushed up to lock the latch. The door should not have been able to close in this situation. The reason the door had closed with the snib engaged was because the keep wan't firmly attached to the door frame and had flexed so much when t...
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Keys stuck in door locks

Posted by Kevin Readman on Monday, January 7, 2013, In : Locks 

We have been called out twice in the past few days by people whose keys were stuck in the lock. Both of the locks were mortice locks and both keys were very firmly stuck in place. After removing the first jammed key it was found to be the wrong key for the lock. It did look very similar to the correct key so if you have similar keys for different locks then it could be worth making them easy to distinguish from each other by some means.The other jammed key was the correct key for the lock but...


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Snap safe locks really do work

Posted by Kevin Readman on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : snap safe locks 
We got called out today by someone who had lost their keys. Their friend had offered to get them in to their house by snapping the lock. When we arrived the handles had been ripped off the door and the lock had been snapped. The lock in question was an Avocet ABS lock and had done what it is designed to do and had remained locked after being snapped. The customer's friend had then attacked it with a drill but it was still locked, although the damage to the door was quite extensive. All of thi...
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Tilt before turn windows

Posted by Kevin Readman on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, In : Windows 

If you have tilt before turn, also known as tilt and turn, windows and you are having problems without them you may be considering replacing them. After seeing the price of tilt before turn windows you may decide to opt for casement windows instead. There is a cheaper alternative - we can repair the mechanism on your tilt before turn windows for a fraction of the price of replacement windows. We have just spent today repairing seven tilt before turn windows for a customer. On four of the wind...


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