Every person needs to secure his home and other places. For this purpose, locks are important and to get a good quality lock, it is important to have a locksmith who has experience in manufacturing locks that can secure a place. It is obvious that locks are made strong that no one can open it easily without its perfect matching key but thieves have idea about all kinds of locks to which they can bluff easily and take out the important items from safe.
For locksmiths, it is very important to understand the requirement of locks to a place. It is easier for them to understand that which kind of lock will keep secure which place. Certain places require some high tech features as well that a person can get from the latest technological shops as well. The locksmiths are of different nature as they are depending upon the area and their experience. Locksmith services contribute a lot in terms of maintaining an environment that is safe and secure for everyone. Locksmith service providers have something in common, i.e. they provide twenty-four hour services to customers. This indicates that there is no need to fix a broken lock yourself.
Calling a locksmith to fix your problem is way better than putting in your own effort. Along with that, it can also serve the purpose of coming up with new keys. There are different types of locksmiths are available in the markets. It is also depending upon the requirement of the people from them. A locksmith can prepare a new lock, can exchange keys, can prepare a new key if it is lost and different other activities.
Most of the companies hire locksmith on permanent basis with which they use to prepare locks of all workstations and other areas and if a key is lost or lock is broken, they have an idea of putting their efforts to make it better. It happens many times that while you open your car door, you accidentally break the car key. It remains stuck in it and there is no easy way out of this situation. You may feel helpless especially if you are in a remote area where you cannot take somebody else's help. In this situation, the ideal solution is to call your locksmith.
Since locksmiths are just a phone call away, you do not need to face any geographical constraints. It does not matter where you are and what time of the day you are stuck in a problem if you know a locksmith, you can get rid of that problem easily.
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How to find the right safe for you some simple questions to ask yourself.
How much money or valuables are you going to keep in the safe over night?
What size safe are you going to need?
Does your safe contain valuable documents?
Do you want a key operated safe or an electronic key safe?
Have you got a particular place you want to put your safe e.g a cupboard, upstairs, in the wall or under the floor?
Hopefully the information below will help you make some decisions:
The most important thing you need to know when buying a safe is how much cash or valuables are going to be kept in the safe, this is important from an insurance point of view. For example if you are going to keep £1000 of cash you will need a safe with £1000 cash rating.
The rule of thumb is that the valuables rating of a safe e.g Jewelry or other valuable items is 10 times the value of the cash rating.
Example: a safe with a £1000 cash rating will have a £10,000 valuable rating thus meaning if anybody did manage to break into your safe, or remove it completely your insurance company would pay out to the value of £1000 in cash and £10,000 in valuables.
Safes range from £1,000 cash rating to £100,000 cash rating anything larger would require a vault. The valuable ratings start at £10,000 up to £1,000,000.
The next thing you need to know is where are you going to put your safe, having a solid foundation to bolt your safe down is very important ideally you want to bolt into brick work or concrete. Plaster board or wood should be avoided as they are easy to lever safe bolts out off.
Will the floor support the weight of your safe, some safes can weigh 700 Kg enough to split floor boards or wooden supports if fitted upstairs in a property.
If you are going to hold valuable documents or objects in the safe its important that you buy a safe that is fire resistant for a certain amount of time, most fire safes give you between 30 Minutes to 60 Minutes during the event of a fire.
Key operated or Electronic key pad? This all depends on certain factors, most commercial properties prefer safes with digital key pads. This is because they may have 5 to 10 staff who need access to the safe its neither convenient or clever to have 10 keys floating about, also if you have a large turn over of staff it makes it very quick and easy to change the code.
Key operated can be very convenient for domestic properties the safes are a lot less costly than key pad operated safes. One thing to remember is that with keys your insurance company will always ask you keep the keys on you at all times obviously if the key is lost or stolen the security of the safe is breached.
For more information please contact us we supply safes form £1000 cash rating, £10000 Valuable rating to £100,000 cash rating, £1,000,000 valuable rating.
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Ollie's Lock & Safe Locksmiths
The simple answer is I didn't plan to, back in 2005 I was made redundant from my previous job and I was looking to retrain in the trade sector. After looking through adverts locally and realizing there was nothing available in my local area , well nothing I thought I would find interesting. I opened my newly delivered yellow pages and started searching through the sections until I reached the locksmith section, now there's something that sounds different and interesting I said to my self. I called a few companies but found most were national firms advertising as local ones, I decided on a different approach i wrote a standard letter explaining my current situation and added a CV attached to it. In total I sent the letter to 20 locally based locksmith companies in the Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire area.
I received one reply i was disappointing but one was better than none and it looked like a well established professional company. I was asked to go in for an interview then after offered a trial day, I arrived and was shown the ins and outs of a locksmith business from repinning cylinders to open locks. i was hooked there was so much to learn and it all looked like a challenge.
Fortunately the owner of the business saw my enthusiasm and offered my the position of trainee locksmiths. My wages were low at £150 per week but at aged 19 i had low out goings and the positives outweighed the negatives. I get a lot of phone calls asking for advice on how to become a locksmith my advice is to try and work for a locksmith company instead of doing 4 day courses which are over priced and over sold leaving you with not much more knowledge than you could of learnt from a book. the experiences you learn on site and in the shop of a locksmith business is worth its weight in gold and although you may start on a low wage the long term advantages are endless.
Every year start up locksmith companies appear in my local area usually they last about 6 months before realizing that what the training companies promised them wasn't the reality, they are left with no work and thousands of pounds worth of unnecessary tools.My overall opinion is to either train with a company whilst working for them or slowly take MLA master locksmiths association courses in your spare time.
It is a sad reality, but these days, more than any in previous times, it seems we are increasingly less safe in our own homes. Often, we hear on the radio or see on the news, stories of break-ins, robberies, and home invasions. For most people, securing their home is a passive thought, while for others, they don’t take action until something bad happens.
Home security is not just about protecting your valuables. Home security is also a matter of protecting yourself, your family, and being able to sleep, go to work, and even travel with the peace of mind. Hiring a locksmith is the fastest, most efficient, and one of the easiest ways to begin securing your home. Home securing is a matter of being proactive and thinking like an intruder.
Believe it or not, a lot of people move into their new home or apartment and never question the security of their locks or who has copies of their keys. When in actuality, before you even place one of your belongings into your new home or apartment, this is a question you should have the answer to. If you aren’t sure of or comfortable with who has a copy of your keys, call a locksmith. Locksmiths, as their title somewhat indicates, are people who make and repair locks. A locksmith will come to your home and change out all of your locks and provide you with a set of keys for each lock. This way, you know that you have complete control over who has keys to your home. Whether you need to change out a deadbolt on the front door, or replace the core of your locks on the basement door, we can help. Locksmiths are also able to change and replace locks within the home, as security inside your home is important, but is for the safety of those living there rather than for intruders. Keep yourself, your family, and your things safer and allow us to help you.
Whenever you are in need of a locksmith, choose those locksmiths who are active members of the professional community. Although it is not absolutely necessary, it is always good to know that the locksmith you select is well-versed on current technology and trends. Additionally, the locksmith is less likely to be disreputable. Our Plainfield Locksmiths are 24 hour available locksmiths and are affordable locksmiths.
I am one of the very fortunate people who enjoys what they do for a living. I have been a Locksmith for 8 years and couldn't see myself doing anything else, meeting new people and the challenges you face make it very interesting. ... Read More
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