Check your lock parts

Make sure that your lock is intact when you are doing the maintenance: check for any loose pieces and tighten them, like a screw or even the door hinges, and also make sure to look for missing pieces. If some of the screws are loose, the lock will not work as it...

How can I clean my locks?

There is no complex chemical process involved here.  You simply use a soft, damp cloth and soapy water.  Dishwashing liquid works well too in this regard.  First wipe down the doorknob and the faceplate on a monthly basis to keep it clean.  For the lock itself,...

How do my locks get dirty?

Any lock collects dust, dirt and filth as time passes, because it is near your door handle, which nearly everyone touches as they pass to and fro a room, and now, with this virus in the world, we are more aware of it than ever.  Failing to clean your locks means that...

Wear and Tear of my Locks

The locks in and around your home need constant maintenance, seeing as they get a lot of wear and tear.  It is possible that you didn’t even think about it, but for your locks to work properly and to make sure they keep you safe, you need to regularly clean and...
Tip 12:  Monitor your neighbourhood

Tip 12: Monitor your neighbourhood

It is always a good idea to keep in the loop of what is happening in your neighbourhood – any burglaries, injuries, graffiti, and so forth.  Even more important, you need to pay attention to the types of crimes around the neighbourhood – burglaries, homicide, racist...

Tip 11: Clean up around your home

Burglars enjoy using booby traps to throw you a curveball, and that is why it is good to keep an eye open for these.  Usually screws to step in, or broken glass that do not belong, and so forth.  Furthermore, look out for screwdrivers, hammers, shovels and...

Tip 10: Windows

Windows are the weakest links in your home, and no one can deny this.  Yes, it is nice to have a fresh breeze inside your home, but leaving windows open when you are not home, is an invitation for criminals to break into your home.  Windows allow criminals to peer...
Tip 9: DIY Security Tips

Tip 9: DIY Security Tips

Unique Locksmiths – Locksmith Buckhurst Hill would suggest that you, the client, also take responsibility for the safety of your home and your family by doing a few things at home.  Make sure that your house looks lived in: music, dog dishes, dishwasher and...
Tip 8: Surveillance Systems

Tip 8: Surveillance Systems

Unique Locksmiths – Locksmiths Edmonton have all seen the cameras situated near banks, shopping centres and even gas stations – and they make us a little warier, even if we are not doing anything wrong, because someone is watching us.  It is therefore always...
Tip 7: Choosing deadbolts

Tip 7: Choosing deadbolts

When choosing a lock for your front door, Unique Locksmiths – Locksmith Edmonton – and any locksmith out there – will suggest that you get a deadbolt.  These locks have the advantage that it is a lot more secure when you compare it to a normal spring locking...