In as little as 13 seconds an intruder can get past a standard euro cylinder door lock using simple DIY tools. Lock Snapping has fast become one of the most common lock bypass methods for quick and easy access.
The common euro cylinder lock on most home and garage doors has a major weakness located around the screw fixing position which means when pressure is applied the lock simply snaps. It doesn’t matter how many hooks and bolts your door has. The euro cylinder is the weakest link. Burglars are aware of this weakness and lock snapping break-ins are rising as a result. Police are now advising homeowners to review their locks to upgrade to new TS007 British Kitemark 3 star and Sold Secure Diamond rated locks. This problem has recently made national news on the BBC Watchdog Test House documentary - 14th March 2014 DON’T PANIC THERE IS A SOLUTION...
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Had a call from a Plumber this week who lives in Reading had his van broken into and all his tools stolen. The thieves used a common method to get in by pulling the lock out this method is used on all new & old vans and causes a lot of damage to bodywork.
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Lock Serv attended a call out this weekend to supply & program replacement remote key for a 2012 Skoda Octavia for a customer in Didcot, Oxfordshire.
Customer needed a replacement car key for her company vehicle. One call to our Locksmith Didcot and we was able to come out on the same day and supply the customer with a replacement 3 button remote key for a 2012 Skoda Octavia.
Customer told us main dealers quoted her twice as much as our quote and would take up to 2 weeks to order the key from Skoda Germany and have the inconvenience in trying to get the vehicle over to them in Oxford.
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Local emergency locksmith covering Reading Berkshire being locked out of your home & business or vehicle can be a stressful especially when trying to find a genuine local locksmith in Reading so many websites and numbers pasted all over the internet its hard to find who is local.
Locksmith scam artists are taking advantage of emergencies to rip off home and auto owners across the UK. Some professional locksmiths even believe the widespread fraud is part of an organized crime operation.
The basic structure of a locksmith scam is simple.
You’re locked out of your car or your home or you urgently need to change the locks on your property for any of a number of reasons — like securing it against previous occupants, or even a divorced spouse.
You look up a listing online or in the phone book and call up the supposed locksmith who subsequently grossly overcharges you for the service. £1,500 or so is not uncommon for a service that generally should cost around £65 to £150.
“Often unlicensed locksmiths use the Internet to advertise very low prices,” says the CFA. “Typically, they disassemble the locks and then demand more than the amount they originally quoted to finish the jobs. Faced with the alarming prospect of not having working locks, consumers are forced to capitulate.”
If the victim refuses to pay, the phony locksmith will often use bullying tactics, threaten to call the police, or refuse to return a credit card that the customer may have handed over at the outset.
Sometimes, too, bogus locksmiths can damage your property in the process of doing a botched job, costing even more to put it right.
Furthermore, unlicensed locksmiths likely will not have undergone the mandatory criminal background checks that licensed professionals do — so victims could actually be giving crooks access to their homes.
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Who has the key to your door? Just moved into a new property in Reading? Time to think about who has keys to your door!
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Lock Serv are on call 24 hours 7 days a week offering emergency call out service in Reading from broken lock repairs to lock replacement. Looking for a Locksmith Reading has got easy to find us on-line.
At Lock Serv we attend a number of lock outs throughout the week, when customers have simply left there keys on the inside of the door or inside the house.
We can gain entry into your home without any damage to the door or lock by picking the lock! This is a massive benefit which we offer to our customers!
Called to a urgent job in Thatcham last Thursday customer called up after locking himself out after putting the rubbish out whilst leaving the cooker on. Got to the customer within 20 minutes & picked the lock in under a few minutes saving the customer from a burnt dinner!
The Joys of being a locksmith is cracking locks, picked the new yale secuirty lock in under 5 minutes!