Emergency Locksmith Perth

How To Secure Your Windows Against Burglars

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Windows Against Burglars

Burglaries are on the rise in Perth and as the majority of thieves are opportunists, unsecured first-floor windows can give them handy access. There are several ways you can diminish the danger of a break-in at your home or business, so here are some tips to enhance your window security.

Inspect your property – and think like a burglar

Inspect your property by burglarStroll around your home and have a good look at your windows. Maintenance is important, so check for problems and ensure good quality, suitable locks are fitted and working properly. Inspect the outside environment. Thieves prefer to be hidden from view behind trees, bushes, fences and other structures, so regular garden maintenance is a good idea, and possibly installing outdoor security cameras in problem areas. The trick is to make your place as unattractive to the opportunistic thief as possible so they will either not bother or move on to an easier target. Keep prying eyes away by closing the curtains or blinds at night and keeping your windows locked and inaccessible, even when open.

Have window locks installed – serviced or repaired

window locks installedOne of the simplest ways to deter thieves from targeting your windows is to have suitable window locks installed, and consider doing upstairs windows also, as younger thieves are quite happy to climb, especially if there’s a balcony or good ledge to stand on. If you haven’t had your current locks serviced in a while or they are in need of some attention call us for window lock repair in Perth.


Don’t DIY

stalbert247locksmithAn experienced, licensed & Insured Locksmith can advise you of the best quality, most suitable locks to fit and is so much less stressful and more cost-effective than trying to work it all out yourself or putting cheap rubbish locks on. We even key to your key and key alike when compatible, for no extra charge, and your locks should last for many years, do the job they were designed to do, and you get a guarantee of workmanship. Far better than doing it all yourself or having some cheap unlicensed & uninsured person do it. Do it right the first time.

Call a security expert

security expertConsider an experienced specialist to evaluate your home and advise you on the best locking solutions for your individual needs, at the very least having us do a free quote, or even simple lock maintenance can give you options & improve your window security.

 

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Tips For Hiring The Best Emergency Locksmith in Perth, Western Australia

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You never know when you might accidentally be locked out of your house or business, which is why this is one situation you should be prepared for. There are a few simple steps you can take beforehand rather than trying to scramble around when you have an hour left to get ready for work, or your child is locked in and you can’t get to them, or your shop has to be open in an hour and you are not prepared. Save yourself the stress by knowing which numbers to call when you require help and keep them in your phone. Picking a good tradie is no different to choosing a good Doctor or Hairdresser, so when you have found one, keep their details handy for emergencies like these. There are a few handy tips for choosing the most suitable locksmith for your emergency situation. Some important ones are as follows:

Visit the website of your preferred business

Check out the website, social media page or other online data of the Locksmith you are planning to hire. A lot of businesses may offer locksmith benefits however they are not all fundamentally the same. Check for the address of the business and their contact data, especially if your situation requires a very fast response, in which case you need someone very close by. Remember though, that tradies can be very busy people and even close by might not guarantee that they can get there when you need them to.

Check their experience and credentials

This is crucial to consider, especially if you are a single person or parent, and even more so if you are calling at night. Dodgy “locksmiths” can seem to be cheap at first but your safety is paramount and scammers abound these days. Remember; you are inviting a total stranger into your home or business, so you can’t be too careful here. Be prepared to interview them, and CHECK! A real Locksmith in Western Australia is POLICE licensed and should always have their licence number somewhere in their advertising, and NEVER be afraid to ask to see their security licence, which they should always carry with them. Also check how much experience the person has, are they a registered business with an ABN and are they insured? A real tradesman will be happy to answer your concerns and provide the information you are asking for, if not, it might be best to give them a miss, but if you are happy with their information and have done your due diligence you’re good to go.

24/7 Availability

Most locksmiths will have a 24-hour emergency locksmith service available within Perth. Make sure that the business you’re opting for provides that kind of service. A few things to consider though: Most will have only one technician on call after hours and at night, so availability could still be limited especially if they are having a busy weekend or night, or are just plain had it and need some sleep (they are only human after all). The solution to this is to pre-book your lockout. That may seem strange but a lot of these situations can be resolved by having somewhere to go for the night and having the Locksmith booked in for a time during the day, and it’s usually a whole lot cheaper and less stressful too. Pre-planning is your best friend here. If that’s not possible you should still have somewhere safe to go, even if you just lock yourself in your car until they arrive, as waiting times, especially at night can be longer than you might like, especially if they have to wake up enough to drive their vehicle safely.

Ask about the service charges – if it seems too good to be true…

We all want to save a dollar these days but it is vital that you enquire about the upfront costs and don’t get sidetracked by “free” or no, or very low call out fees. Hidden fees and tricks are everywhere these days, but a reputable business will provide you with an honest evaluation of the charges that you’ll incur for their service, including a service call (because they have to eat and pay their bills too). Remember that the more exact information you provide, and photos are a great help these days, the more accurate an appraisal you will receive. We offer free quotes which are usually the best idea for locking situations so the technician can see exactly what they are dealing with and then you can decide if you want them to go ahead. In other situations we will always give you an honest appraisal before commencing, then YOU make the decision if you want us to go ahead with the work.

Let’s review the basics

Be Prepared: Choose a good, reputable, licensed, experienced and insured professional before you need them and keep the number handy.

Check their website or social media pages to get to know them better

Always check their official credentials and avoid them if they won’t produce these.

Check their availability and charges so you have no nasty surprises.

There you are, so next time you have a lockout situation and need a good emergency locksmith, you will be prepared. Feel free to call us.

Window Locks: What, Why And Where?

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Security is the key aspect of a property. Considering this, the first thing most people think of are doors. But windows are often underestimated as occupants usually thinks that thief will break in through the doors. This is a big mistake.

Unsecured windows are an easy access to a property. An intruder will usually look for openings which are less common to enter. Once the intruder gets in, he can easily get access of the door and take your valuables out of the house quite easily.

Keeping your windows unlocked is simply making an opportunity for the intruders. The costs of losses and damage to a property can build up quickly. If you are unsure where to use window locks, it is suggested to fit them through the help of professionals. You can also call the same for any window lock repair works.

There are different types of windows available for a modern building:

Sash window locks

Window locks for sash windows are installed on the surface which provides a fully locked position. The locks sit firmly on the window frame which interrupts the clean lines on the same. Some of the locks are more discrete as only the end of the barrel socket can be seen on the face of the frame. Typical window locks use steel bars through the frame on both top and bottom. If the window is somehow tried to opened forcefully the bars prevent the sashes from passing each other thus, making a very effective method of securing.

Sash locks with ventilation

Some of the other sash window locks are designed to ensure security while still allowing for ventilation. These are installed into the frame, a few inches above the bottom line. The distance applied between them and the frame is the width through which natural air can flow in. This allows for great ventilation without opening the window ajar. This type of lock is becoming more and more popular as occupants can get fresh air with the feeling of security.

Sash fasteners locks

You can also choose to install the window locks into the sash fastener. Sash fastener locks include a feature that allows you to lock the window without using additional standalone options. They are also attractive from an aesthetic perspective too.

Hire a professional window lock installer in Perth to get enhanced level of security in your home.