Tip 9: Parking

The right parking space is a large part of vehicle security. Don’t just park in the first space you see – try to find a place that’s well-lit and open to public view.

If you need to use a car park, try to find one that’s security patrolled, covered by CCTV, or that’s approved for safer parking by Park Mark.

If you’re at the shops or in a busy town centre car park, you should park close to other shoppers, rather than away from other cars.

Thieves will be less likely to target your vehicle if they believe they might be disturbed.

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Tip 3: Hide your valuables

Instead of having to call an auto locksmith when your car has been broken into and your lock has been damaged, try to avoid a break-in in the first place.  Hide your valuable items – like technological item such as a phone or a laptop, purses, handbags, wallets, cash – in the many hiding places your car has: under the seat, in the cabby-hole, the boot.  Try not to have anything valuable in your car, or don’t let it show, otherwise it might draw the attention of a criminal.  Deter these individuals as much as you possibly can, and keep yourself safe.

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5 Tools Locksmiths Always Carry

Five Tools Every Locksmith Always Carries.

1. Picks
An obvious choice to be at the top of list, no locksmith can work without a good pick set. There are thousands of lock pick sets out there, some more complicated than others. Strip things down to the core though and a locksmith really only  needs 4 picks; a diamond pick,  a rake pick, a hook pick, and a ball pick. Some locksmiths also carry a pick gun for added speed.

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2. Tension tools
Also known as a tension wrench or torsion wrench, tension tools are used in collaboration with lock picks to open a lock. They’re used to hold picked pins in place.

3. Key extractors
Extracting a broken key from a lock takes more than some glue on a paperclip, a knife, or a screwdriver. In fact, make the mistake of trying any of the above and you’re likely to damage the lock beyond repair. Locksmiths should always carry key extractors for damage-free extraction.

4. Plug spinner
Locks are meant to be picked in the correct direction. A locksmith that picks the lock in the wrong direction shouldn’t lose hope though, especially if he carries a plug spinner, a device that can flip picked locks in the right direction without the need to re-pick.

5. Flashlight / scope
A lot of emergency locksmith jobs are undertaken at night time, making a flashlight (or head-mounted flashlight) essential. Experienced locksmiths know that looking at a lock with the naked eye can be tricky, thus opting to carry a mini-telescope with them can be handy.

 

 

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Look Out For Frozen Locks!

As the climate gets colder and it rains or snows all the more regularly, it’s not uncommon for a lock to freeze up. On the off chance that you presume your locks are frozen, don’t keep on trying sticking the key into the lock. You may break the key or harm the lock. Rather, take a stab at thawing the lock by pouring boiling point water on the lock, putting a little radiator by the entryway for a shoot period or warming it with a hair dryer. You can likewise buy lock de-icer at most home or tool shops.

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Lost Your Car Keys?

Sometimes a key code is available. You will have access to this code if you are the original buyer of the keys. This code is typically found on the original bill of sale which you may have or the car dealership may have. However, while rare, these codes are sometimes written on the cover of the owner’s manual. So check this as well. A key by code can save you money over having a key fitted to the car on-site.

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Transponder Keys

Transponder keys are convenient and very secure. Almost all of them are used to remotely lock and unlock a car, open the boot, or even start the engine. Some also provide a key-less entry to a vehicle.

However, there are some instances where a transponder key may not work, due to damage or unforeseen circumstances, causing huge inconveniences. Luckily, transponder keys are relatively easy to troubleshoot, by an expert auto locksmith. If for some reason your transponder key gets damaged and no longer works, contact us now!

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Children Getting Locked Out

A major distress for children and worry for parents, is the threat of their child getting locked in toilets/ bathrooms, Normally toilets/ bathrooms use integrated handle locks, which often jam. The best lock is a simple small bolt high up on the door so children can not get at it but adults can still use the lock for some privacy.| Auto Locksmith Bournemouth | Demob Locksmiths

 

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The Dangers of Having Windows On Or Near Your Door

Take care in what type of lock you use for your front door. Having a simple thumb-turn dead bolt lock won’t do much good. Thieves will just knock out the glass, stick a hand in, and turn. Get a double cylinder lock that needs a key on the inside, that way even if they broke the window in your door, you’re still safe and they couldn’t get in.

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Secure Your Garden Sheds And Garages

Secure your outbuildings, sheds and garages. A lot of people are really great at locking up  their houses, but when it comes to the shed or the garage, they forget! Locking your outbuildings is just as important as locking your house, if not even more so. So many sheds and garages contain tools (spades, forks, screwdrivers etc.) that can be used by burglars to break in. Not only to your house of course, they could go through the whole street. How would it make you feel when facing the neighbors after that one? Also, don’t forget those ladders and side gates. These should be locked with a good quality padlocks and chains.

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When do I need to get my house locks changed?

It’s highly recommended to get your house locks changed when you move in to a new home, it should be the first thing you think about. you never know if the last person to live there kept a spear or even the people before them, not to mention if they lost a set of keys. Whenever the locks start to have issues or problems always have a professional locksmith install new locks.

 

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