Do I need a professional installation for my home alarm system?

Do I need a professional installation for my home alarm system? To have a home security alarm installed at your property is one of the best security measures you can take today. It’s affordable, fast and well worth your while. As the security that it provides is often unparalleled by other security features. If you are thinking about what to get, or how to have int installed the trained team here would like to make a few recommendations. Firstly, for any home security installation, it’s important that you get professional assistance with the installation. Without the proper tools and knowledge for the job you might end up without the alignment, fixings, programming or wiring that is needed to get all the benefits out of your chosen system. Secondly, make sure that you pick a home security burglar alarm which works with your preferences as well as your premises. A suiting alarm for your needs is always preferable. Some may argue that a home security alarm should be aimed to be as high end as you can afford. Whilst our skilled technician always argue that the best alarm system is one that fits your budget. And one that may allow room for other high security features to be installed that complement your home security alarm system well. In making the right choice of product and with getting a professional installation done by a trusted and local team you will put yourself in a great place for security and safety. For your family, for yourself, and for any high value items that live in your home. For more information and to...

Can a master key lock system benefit my home or business?

Can a master key lock system benefit my home or business? For some home situations and for many business situations there are a range of good benefits to be had from a central master key system. What is meant by a master lock system is the existence of a master key. Or a grand master key, which opens all the locks in a series of access levels. A master lock system is a great way to moderate access levels within a business. Easy to manage up to a certain size and a great way to keep the right people with the right level of power. If you are interested in finding out more about what a master key lock system can do for you. Speak to our skilled master key lock system specialists today. Help with guidance, advice and installation is available from our friendly hard working advisers at times that suit you. Competitive in price, and ready for your call. There are a range of options that we can have a look at together. For some buildings a re-keying service is all that will be needed to get a master key and lock system in place. Speak to us about your requirements as soon as today and have your master key system up and running as soon as possible. The main security benefits and pitfalls lie within the number of keys that you produce. There need to be good security procedures in place to ensure that the keys involved in the system are not lost or at chance of going missing without you knowing about it. For caretakers,...

What different types of padlocks are there?

What different types of padlocks are there? Padlocks come in many varieties. From the ones you found on your diary as a child. To the ones you find on industrial cruisers for the safe keeping of highly valuable goods. The right padlock of choice for your situation relies entirely on the purpose and mechanism of what it is that you are locking. Here we go through some of the most common types of padlocks available on the market today. We hope you’ll get a better idea to the options out there, and if you have questions on padlocks, locks or if you have other security questions. Please feel free to contact our lovely crew at any time. A closed shackle padlock is a security padlock. Much of the lock loop is enclosed and out of easy cutting range from any tool. They are often heavy duty, and suitable for the locking of units, outdoor and indoor storage, lockers and more. In many cases where insurance is involved. This type of lock is the minimum requirement for what would be considered secure and passable. A straight shackle padlock is much the same as a closed shackle padlock. As the name suggests the loop is here instead in a straight shape and the lock is often a square or rectangle. A discus padlock is a design which is not spring loaded. This means that if a drill is used the lock will still remain engaged. These are highly secure, but also difficult to open should there be a lockout situation. Long shackle padlocks provide you with an extended loop of toughened...

Is strongbox security for your home or business with locksmith safes for me?

Is strongbox security for your home or business with locksmith safes for me? One of the most renowned methods of keeping the most valuable items on the grounds secure. Is by the means of a high security safe. Installed correctly and chosen well. This addition to your home could be just the security addition you need. We find it sad that many homeowners or general members of the public are unaware of this high security method. If you would like to get more information. If you are looking for help with model choice and installation. Our specialists locksmith safes are available to discuss further. Only a phone call away. Due to the many varieties of makes out there. We recommend that you get the advise of an industry professional before making your decision. Speciality tools are often required for installation as safes often need it. This is due to the prevention of using regular tools to dislodge the safe from the wall or the floor that it is mounted on. A locksmith safe is right for anyone who feel they have valuables which simply cannot be stolen. It would be a complete disaster. Many of us carry items of immense value. If not financial, then personal. Heirlooms, documentation and other valuable possessions does well with the extra protection of the safe. On top of that. In today’s world, locksmith safes and security is available and affordable to anyone. Here our expert crew can help you and hopefully astonish you with the low prices we offer. Call now to find out more and stay tuned for more important home and...
Get an Anti Snap Lock Today!

Get an Anti Snap Lock Today!

Anti Snap Protection One of the currently most discussed points when it comes to home security is that of anti snap locks. For those of you who don’t know, anti snap locks refer to locks of a newer design which have been built to be resist a technique called snapping, which has grown increasingly popular amongst burglars. The reason for this is that the tools required to use this technique are easy to acquire, and often found in the average home owners own tool box. It’s a quick and relatively quiet method which many UK homes are not adequately defended against today. Of course it is not our intention to frighten, however as the standard cylinder lock found on the vast majority of front and back doors of privately owned homes are at risk of attack from this technique. Keep your high security door in top nick with professional high security door installations by contacting us now. We do want to raise awareness of this security weakness, and make sure that when it’s time to change your lock, you make sure that you get an anti snap lock protection. You can find a range of anti snap locks to suit any type of door, and all locks labeled anti snap does have some form of protection against this technique. However we would also like to raise awareness if you are having a look at locks on your own, that some of the brands claiming to be anti snap may only have resistance towards the attack and not a full defense. Here we recommend you speak with a professional locksmith,...
Defensive Garden Plants!

Defensive Garden Plants!

  SOME ADVICE WHEN CHOOSING YOUR GARDEN PLANTS There is an aspect of home security which is not often mentioned or thought of. What we speak of are thorny garden plants, bushes and climbing plants. The standard fence is something which is often climbable without bigger effort or discomfort, however a fence covered in roses, or another type of thorny bushes will always prove much more difficult to bypass easily. If you have every needed to make your way though a rose bush you know that regardless of your own action your clothes will get caught continuously, your skin will be scraped and often some sort of sound and visible movement will be made. The effectiveness of thorny plants as a deterring factor at potential entrance points to your garden as a security measure is high as many burglars are searching for easy targets which are low risk and quick get always for them. Thorny bushes means difficult entrance and high risk both in being caught and having a quick getaway, simply meaning that your home is much less likely to be targeted for attack. So although defensive garden plants is something that may seem obvious, it’s also something that is not commonly used when planning a garden. So if you are planning a garden project, please bare in mind our suggestion. It will help you towards making your home as safe as can be. Plus, there are many thorny plants providing beautiful flowers for your garden, giving you not only a great space to be in. But also providing you with a lovely smell and attracting bees and...
CCTV and Lux Rating

CCTV and Lux Rating

Here at the swift locksmiths security blog, we would like to inform you of a term which you will run into if you ever are thinking about getting a CCTV camera installed. What we are speaking of is something called Lux rating. This rating is a measurement of the cameras ability to catch images under different light conditions. As an easy example, if you place a candle about 1 foot from any type of object, the Lux rating refers to the illumination of the object, and would at this distance be around 10 Lux. When choosing a camera for your own surveillance, it’s of course important that the camera is suited to your situation, and the type of light conditions that can be found at the area of recording. As the quality of the image, and with it the usability of the footage taken should an incident occur, is depending of the amount of light the camera is taking in. The highest recommendation would be a camera with as low a lux rating as is suitable. However, there is also the option to get a camera with an infrared mode, where you can record night time with clarity under poor light conditions. These cameras of course come at a higher rate, but there are many benefits and it may be a good option for some of the areas you need to cover. A coloured camera rather than a black and white one will also contain more information such as colour of skin, hair, and help you distinguish details. Should you have any questions at all with regards to CCTV...
Welcome to Swift Locksmiths

Welcome to Swift Locksmiths

Welcome to the Security advice and tips blog! There are many different ways to protect your home, and of course a comprehensive security system will always be the most secure and efficient way to do this. However there are an array of different little things, which cost next to nothing which can be done which greatly improve your home or business security. Here we would like to share some of those tips, as well as a range of other information on how you can better protect your home and your business investments. The first thing we would like to touch on is the subject of outdoor lighting. This is a relatively low cost measure which is highly efficient from a security perspective, regardless if it’s for improving your home security or providing better protection for your office, workshop or shop. There are many outdoor lighting options and when comparing the cost of for instance a motion sensor activated flood light equipped with energy efficient light bulbs, with the hypothetical cost of what you stand to lose should you fall victim to a burglar, then there you can see what the obvious choice is. So one of the most cost efficient way to amplify your current security situation, is to invest in lights which leave potential entrance points exposed and highly visible. Potential intruders are highly reluctant to target places which would leave them in an open space with a light pointing straight at them, even if the area itself is not that populated at the time. So should your budget be tight, and you have alarm and other security...