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The Hero Locksmith Blog provides information about latest work as well as helpful articles to help people understand the kind of work that we do and why it is important to choose a local and knowledgeable locksmith.

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    Common UPVC Doors Problems and What to Do

    As an Edinburgh locksmith, I have lots of experience dealing with UPVC door repairs. This type of door is very popular, particularly in more modern homes. There are many good reasons why people love UPVC doors. They are durable and very low maintenance. They can be kept clean with a simple wipe down and don’t […] The post Common UPVC Doors Problems and What to Do appeared first on Hero...

    UPVC door repairs Edinburgh

    As an Edinburgh locksmith, I have lots of experience dealing with UPVC door repairs. This type of door is very popular, particularly in more modern homes. There are many good reasons why people love UPVC doors.

    1. They are durable and very low maintenance. They can be kept clean with a simple wipe down and don’t need to be painted or varnished every few years in order to protect them
    2. They provide a high level of heat and noise insulation
    3. They are easy to install and remove
    4. They are relatively inexpensive to buy and install
    5. They are robust and offer a good level of security

    Unfortunately, UPVC doors can also suffer from a number of common problems.

    Common Problems with UPVC Doors

    1. UPVC doors fitted with a standard euro cylinder lock barrel can be at risk of lock snapping. This is now a very common way for burglars to break-in. This type of lock will take a burglar just a few seconds to ‘snap’ and remove, allowing them full access to your home within minutes. Changing the barrel to an anti-snap euro lock is a quick and easy job for a locksmith. I sell both a budget anti-snap euro lock and 3 Star TS007 anti-snap euro lock. This is the very highest rating for a euro cylinder lock. Both locks will greatly increase the security of your UPVC door. The other good news is that these locks are not particularly expensive so it is definitely worth fitting them on any external UPVC doors.
    2. Another common problem that I regularly encounter is when the UPVC door becomes misaligned with the locking points in the door frame. UPVC doors are very heavy and over time can slip or ‘drop’. This problem becomes evident when it becomes difficult to lock or unlock the door. Fortunately, this is also a quick and easy fix for a locksmith who specialises in UPVC door repairs. In fact, it is usually a lot cheaper to get a locksmith to fix this type of problem rather than a double glazing company.
    3. Most people panic when suddenly they can’t unlock or lock their UPVC door. This is sometimes caused by wear and tear on the actual locking mechanism. Luckily it is usually just the multipoint locking gearbox that needs to be replaced and not the whole mechanism.  A good locksmith will carry a wide range of gearboxes in their van and will usually be able to fix this problem on the spot. Sometimes, on older UPVC doors, the new gearbox will have to be specially ordered. In this case, the locksmith will arrange a time to return and fit the new part when it arrives in stock.

    In conclusion, although there are some common problems associated with UPVC doors, they are still a great option for many homes as long as

    • They are fitted with a secure anti-snap euro cylinder lock
    • Problems are dealt with sooner rather than leaving till later

    If you need help with any locks in your property Hero Locksmith can help. I am a Trusted Trader locksmith in Edinburgh and carry a wide range of affordable, high security (BS3621) insurance approved locks. Give me a call on 0131 603 7329 or get in touch via my website.

    The post Common UPVC Doors Problems and What to Do appeared first on Hero Locksmith.


    5 Easy Ways to Prevent Letterbox Burglary

    We all know that it is vital that your front door is secured properly as this is the way that many burglars will attempt to enter your property. Most people will also know that the best way to do this is to employ a local locksmith to fit strong, reliable British Standard locks. However, fewer […] The post 5 Easy Ways to Prevent Letterbox Burglary appeared first on Hero...

    letterbox locksmith Edinburgh

    We all know that it is vital that your front door is secured properly as this is the way that many burglars will attempt to enter your property. Most people will also know that the best way to do this is to employ a local locksmith to fit strong, reliable British Standard locks. However, fewer people will be aware of the potential security problems that can be caused by their innocent-looking letterbox.

    What is letterbox burglary?

    Letterbox burglary is when a burglar uses a letterbox on the front door to either break into a property or steal keys for a car that is parked outside the property. They will either push their hand through the letterbox and reach up to try and unlock the door from the inside or they will insert a fishing rod gadget with a hook on the end to ‘fish’ for keys left lying around. Both of these methods can be very effective ways of quickly and quietly gaining access to your property or stealing your car. This type of burglar doesn’t even require the skills necessary to pick or break a lock.

    Ways to prevent letterbox burglary

    1. Never leave house keys or car keys in plain sight. This is particularly important if you have a front door with glazed panels. However, even if your door is completely solid you should look through your letterbox from the outside to see what a potential burglar will be able to see. Any keys or wallets that are visible from this vantage point should be moved and stored elsewhere.
    2. Replace your current letterbox for one which comes with a draught excluder. The rows of soft nylon bristles round the edge of the gap help in two ways. Firstly they keep the warmth in and cold out and secondly they prevent potential burglars from being able to see through the gap and into your home.
    3. Buy and fit a proper anti-burglar letterbox. The latest models of anti-vandal, anti-snap letterboxes have gone through very rigorous testing to ensure that they comply with the latest security standards.
    4. Install a letterbox restrictor. These simple but effective devices are easy to install and work by restricting how much the inner flap can open. This prevents hands or rods being pushed or manoeuvred through your letterbox.
    5. Remove your letterbox altogether and install an external mailbox instead. This will not be practical for most people due to the cost but may be worth considering if you are planning on replacing your front door sometime soon.

    Unfortunately, burglars are always looking for new and easy ways to get access to your property.  It is essential to keep on top of all areas of your home security to ensure that you don’t suffer as a result of their latest dodgy technique.

    Hero Locksmith is a trusted local locksmith in Edinburgh. If you have any lock issues or problems please get in touch, or give me a call on 0131 603 7329

    The post 5 Easy Ways to Prevent Letterbox Burglary appeared first on Hero Locksmith.


    When Lock Picking Looks Easy

    As a trained local locksmith in Edinburgh, my priority is to give my customers great service at a great price. I am lucky because as an independent mobile locksmith my overheads are low. Unlike large national franchised locksmith companies, I do not have the expense of maintaining a call centre or call centre staff. When […] The post When Lock Picking Looks Easy appeared first on Hero...

    lock picking by locksmith

    As a trained local locksmith in Edinburgh, my priority is to give my customers great service at a great price. I am lucky because as an independent mobile locksmith my overheads are low. Unlike large national franchised locksmith companies, I do not have the expense of maintaining a call centre or call centre staff. When people call my number, they will be speaking directly to me about their lock problem.  Repeat custom and recommendations from past customers to family and friends are also important to my success as a locksmith. This is why it good customer service, speedy response times and efficient repairs are crucial to me.

    However, there are some situations when being too fast and efficient can sometimes be seen as a disadvantage.  For example, when I am called to a lock-out situation, where someone can’t get into their property it can usually go one of two ways. It can be a lock that is relatively quick to open and I will have the job done in a few minutes or it can be one that is extremely difficult and take a lot of time, effort and different techniques. In both cases, customers are usually very happy and grateful when their door is finally unlocked and they can get back inside. However, I suspect that when the lock has been more of a challenge, customers are more grateful than when it has been a more straightforward lock. This is understandable because we often perceive tasks that are quick to perform as being simple tasks. However, this can sometimes mask the true amount of work and skill that has gone into being able to perform a task quickly. It reminds me of this old story:

    A man asks a famous artist to paint him a picture of a fish. He is told by the artist that it will take him a year to do so. 365 days later the man returns and the artist still has no painting to give him. The man is annoyed and insists that he do it straight away. The artist takes out his paints and produces the most beautiful picture of a fish. The man is stunned with the perfection of the picture but is also annoyed. He asks the artist why he has been made to wait a year for a painting that has only taken him 5 minutes to do. The artist then takes him to a cupboard and opens it. Thousands of sketches of fish fall out.

    I suppose what I am trying to say is that just because a task is quick and looks easy doesn’t mean it always is.  A good locksmith will have been trained and have spent hundreds of hours perfecting their non-destructive techniques before arriving at your door.  There are many rogue locksmiths out there who have not done the hours of training or practice on the job and don’t know how to pick locks properly.  These are the type of locksmiths who will always reach for the power tools straight away. They will drill out the lock barrel and charge for a replacement, even when this is not necessary. Unfortunately, these locksmiths give the whole industry a bad name.

    So if a locksmith ever arrives at your home and gets you back inside quickly and with little fuss, be very happy that you have chosen a properly trained locksmith with exactly the right skills for the job. Make sure you store their number in a safe place.

    Hero Locksmith is a local locksmith in Edinburgh. If you have any lock issues or problems please get in touch, or give me a call on 0131 603 7329

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    8 Reasons to Change Your Door Locks Now

    As an Edinburgh locksmith, my customers often ask me when or under what circumstances they should change their door locks. Here are my top 8 reasons. Poor quality lock on an external door This is probably one of the most important reasons for changing a lock. Poor quality locks are a risk to your property […] The post 8 Reasons to Change Your Door Locks Now appeared first on Hero...

    Reasons to change the locks

    As an Edinburgh locksmith, my customers often ask me when or under what circumstances they should change their door locks. Here are my top 8 reasons.

    1. Poor quality lock on an external door

    This is probably one of the most important reasons for changing a lock. Poor quality locks are a risk to your property and make it easy for intruders to gain entry. Locks that meet British Standard BS3621 are a definite must for all final exit doors to your property e.g. front and back doors.  This standard of lock is usually a requirement for your home insurance policy too. To meet this standard a lock has to be able to withstand a drill or bolt attacks for at least 5 minutes and have added protection against lock picking.

     

    1. You have lost your keys

    If your house keys go missing and you don’t know if you have misplaced them or if they have been deliberately stolen it is a good idea to get your locks changed. It is a quick job for a good locksmith and doesn’t cost as much as you probably think. It will stop you worrying about who may have your keys and access to your home.

     

    1. You move into a new house

    When you buy a new home it makes sense to change the locks. Even if the previous owners seem lovely and are honest as the day is long, you don’t know who else they may have given a copy of a key to in the past.

     

    1. At the end of a tenancy

    If you own a rented property it can make good sense to change the locks at the end of a tenancy. This is particularly true if the tenancy didn’t end amicably.  It also allows you to control the number of keys to your property that are in circulation.

     

    1. After building work is completed in your home

    Major renovations to your property can involve a lot of tradespeople having access to your home while you are not there. Whilst 99.9% of tradespeople will be completely honest and trustworthy, there is always the risk of a dodgy sub-contractor getting access to your keys and passing them on. For a small additional price, some new locks can give you complete peace of mind.

     

    1. After a break-in or attempted break-in

    A break-in can be a very traumatic and expensive experience. Even an attempted break-in can be upsetting. If the intruders have broken into your home by picking a lock it is a clear sign that the locks in your property aren’t up to the job and need replaced. Even if an intruder has entered your property via an open window or door, they may have found a set of house keys whilst they were looking around. This gives them easy access to your home any time they like. It also leaves you without cover from your home insurance policy if they later break into your home using one of your own keys.

     

    1. Following a divorce, separation

    Unfortunately, not all divorces and separations are amicable. Emotions can run high and sometimes it is necessary to ensure that access to your property is restricted. However, before going ahead and arranging for a locksmith to change the locks, it is usually best to check with a solicitor that it is within the law for you to do so.

     

    1. Lock is jammed or difficult to lock/unlock

    Locks have moving parts and because of this are subject to wear and tear. A lock that is jammed or stiff to lock or unlock is a sign that something is not right with the locking mechanism. It may be due to a dropped snib, jammed deadlock or problems with the multi-point locking mechanism. Whatever the issue, it is a good idea to get a locksmith to check it out and replace the lock or locking mechanism if necessary. A lock that is not working correctly will not be fully protecting your property.

     

    If you need to replace any locks in your property Hero Locksmith can help. I am a Trusted Trader locksmith in Edinburgh and carry a wide range of affordable, high security (BS3621) insurance approved locks. I will be able to advise you on the right lock for your particular door and provide a no-obligation quote. Give me a call on 0131 603 7329 or get in touch via my website.

    The post 8 Reasons to Change Your Door Locks Now appeared first on Hero Locksmith.


    Edinburgh Housebreaking Hotspots 2019

      Everyone would agree that Edinburgh is a beautiful city and many people believe that it also one of the safest in the UK to live. However, when it comes to the number of house break-ins, this is far from true. MoneySupermarket analysed millions of home insurance quotes over a period of 2 years. They […] The post Edinburgh Housebreaking Hotspots 2019 appeared first on Hero...

    housebreaking Edinburgh

     

    Everyone would agree that Edinburgh is a beautiful city and many people believe that it also one of the safest in the UK to live. However, when it comes to the number of house break-ins, this is far from true. MoneySupermarket analysed millions of home insurance quotes over a period of 2 years. They wanted to identify which areas of the UK claimed most often on their home insurance policies for damage and items stolen by intruders. It may come as a surprise to hear that postcodes in Edinburgh ranked 4th (EH4 – Dean Village, Barnton and Cramond) and also 9th (EH15 – Portobello and Duddingston) in the top 20 of most burgled postcodes. In addition latest police figure show that three in four house break-ins still go unsolved.

    Being a victim of a break-in can be a traumatic experience and the emotional impact can last for a long time. In fact recent research has shown that nearly one in eight people are so upset after being broken into that they subsequently move house. But being burgled doesn’t just have a psychological impact. According to the Post Office a burglary will cost the average household £566 in damages and £2,267 in stolen goods. In addition, the cost of home insurance is higher for households which have previously made a claim after being burgled.

    Even with these shocking statistics the research also found that many people (44%) still don’t take any precautionary steps to protect their homes e.g. good quality door locks, window locks, burglar alarms etc. Many house breaking incidents can easily be avoided by following some simple steps.

    Steps to protect your home

    1. Get a qualified local locksmith to fit decent, high security, insurance company approved locks on all windows and doors
    2. Get an intruder alarm fitted
    3. Fit good exterior lighting or sensor lighting
    4. Install CCTV cameras
    5. Keep valuables out of sight from ground floor windows
    6. Don’t forget your garage. Secure garage doors with good quality locks
    7. Trim trees and hedges that provide helpful cover for burglars

    Hero Locksmith is a trusted local locksmith in Edinburgh. If you would like help on making your home or business more secure, please get in touch or give Richard a call on 0131 603 7329. We can fit high security, door and window locks at very competitive prices.

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    Is it Easy to Change a Door Lock?

    There are many reasons for changing a lock You have moved into a new home and are worried about how many other keys are still in circulation Your locks need upgrading to meet insurance requirements The lock is faulty, old or damaged You have lost your keys and are worried that they might have got […] The post Is it Easy to Change a Door Lock? appeared first on Hero...

    DIY lock change and lock replacement

    There are many reasons for changing a lock

    1. You have moved into a new home and are worried about how many other keys are still in circulation
    2. Your locks need upgrading to meet insurance requirements
    3. The lock is faulty, old or damaged
    4. You have lost your keys and are worried that they might have got into the wrong hands

    The obvious choice is to get on the phone, call a good local locksmith and arrange for them to carry out the work as soon as possible. However some people wonder if they can save some money by doing it themselves? They usually watch a few YouTube videos and feel that this gives them enough knowledge to give it a go. However, selecting and fitting a lock can be a risky thing to do. Firstly, you can be putting your home at risk of burglary if you fit the wrong lock or fit the lock incorrectly. Secondly if the lock is not the correct standard for your door and you get burgled your insurance company may refuse to pay out.

    Reasons for leaving it to the experts

    1. You need to understand the different ‘Lock Standards’

    There are many different lock standards in the UK (TS007 1 star, 2 stars, 3 stars, BS 3621, BS 8621, BS10621, PAS3621, PAS8621, and SS312 Diamond). You need to understand what lock standard is required for your particular door to ensure it will meet your insurance company requirements as well as keep your home fully protected.

    3. Locks come in lots of different shapes and sizes

    Locks come in lots of different sizes and shapes and one size does not fit all. For example, the size of the cylinder lock you need is determined by the thickness of the door and handle combined. If you buy and fit one that is too big there is a very real risk of ‘lock snapping’. This is a technique burglars commonly use to break a lock and get quick and easy entry into your property.

    4. You need to have the necessary skills

    If you need to fit a more secure lock than the one you currently have, it may not be exactly the same size or shape. This may mean some carpentry skills and carpentry tools are required to fit the new lock. Without these, a job that you may have estimated taking a couple of hours may actually end up taking all weekend. It may even result in having to call an emergency locksmith, who will need to charge extra to correct the damage you have made before fitting the lock correctly.  Remember, if a lock is not fitted correctly it will not perform as it should and may be a risk to the security of your home.

    5. No guarantee with your own work

    A good locksmith will always provide guarantees with their work. In most cases this will cover all new parts and work they have done and will usually last for 12 months. This means that if there are any problems a couple of months later you can call them up and they will be obliged to fix the problem. This can give you the peace of mind that doing it yourself can’t.

     

    In some cases it is possible to fit your own locks but it requires a certain amount of knowledge and skill. For most people it is much more cost effective and time effective to call a trusted local locksmith to take care of the job. With years of training and experience, they can replace your old locks quickly and efficiently. You will also be able to relax, secure in the knowledge that the correct standard of lock has used, it has been fitted correctly, the work comes with a guarantee and your door is fully protected.

    If you need help with replacing any of your locks, please get in touch with Hero Locksmith an experienced and affordable local locksmith in Edinburgh.

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