Looking for a fast, reliable, Locksmiths service in Watford?
Locksmith in Watford, Chose a member of the Master Locksmith Association, the quality of workmanship adheres to a strict vetting scheme, all our engineers are extremely competent in fitting, opening and fair pricing. MLA members take great deal of pride in work and adhere to the best practices in all instances.
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Improving the security of your home or business? Our engineers have vast experience in dealing with all type of lock work, and stock a wide range of secure locks.
Our Locksmith service in Watford has built up through recomendation. We have built up a strong customer base in both domestic and commercial properties. Other surrounding areas include Arkley, Barnet, Childs Hill, Cricklewood, Cockfosters, East Barnet, Edgware, Finchley, Friern Barnet, Golders Green, Hadley wood, High Barnet, Mill Hill, New Barnet, Oakleigh Park, Southgate, Totteridge, Whetstone, Woodside Park.
Commercial customers use our Locksmiths service include:
Prominent House Builders, Estate agents, Property management companies, Private Landlords, Private homeowners, Care Homes, Schools
If you live or work in Watford and are considering additional door security, then this article is for you.
Assessing, upgrading, or considering additional door security, then ensuring you have a BS 3621: 5 lever mortice lock is a good first step. Far to often we visit properties in Watford where these locks are not installed, or installed but not used. Here at woodside locksmiths we offer an installation repair and re-conditioning service on a wide range of 5 lever mortice locks. So if you are only using your rim lock, sometimes referred to as yale lock, or top lock then consider using this service.
Tumbturn operated mortice locks:
For customers in Watford using a BS:3621: 5 lever mortice lock, but are looking to increase their front door security, surface mounted bolts often spring to mind. However were possible recommend the installation of a BS:3621: euro mortice lock, lock guard, operating on a thumbturn. The installation of this allows customers to lock their front doors from the inside without the use of a key.
Door Blank & Door Frame:
Far to often when working for domestic and commercial properties all around Watford we see customers wishing to upgrade there locks. However we always have to factor in the quality of the door and to some extent the door frame, it is important to know that quality locks are only as strong as the doors and frames to which they are attached.
When reviewing the domestic and commercial security in Watford we asses the door blank, ensuring that the frame is sound and the door suitable for external use; We recommend the use use of our half hour fire check solid door blanks, 44mm (13/4").
If you are assessing, upgrading, or thinking about additional door frame security, then consider steel reinforcements on your door. Commonly found in the form of a London Bar & Birmingham Bar, when installed together these strongly prevent the either side of the door frame from splitting.
We recommend to many of our customers in Watford that when assessing or upgrading additional door security, strong hinges are always required here is a guide line when looking for British Standard, Door or Window Hinges.
We have installed Hinge Bolts for many customers in Watford, these offer added security on outward opening external doors. In essence they act as motice bolts when the door is closed, preventing the doors being forced open from the the hinge side.
The use of a door chain and a door viewer improves security when dealing with strangers. A properly installed door chain and door viewer are resistant to tampering from the outside. Using physical force to open the door will leave obvious evidence.
The use of these allows customers inside a premises to view individuals outside your door, and have a restricted opening for communication purposes or exchanging small objects through the door while preventing the individuals outside from gaining access to the structure.
Please note: Weak door locks can sometimes be drilled out using a power drill or prized off with wrenches and pliers. It may be easier for burglars to break-in to garage doors and back doors as they often give the intruders the chance to be hidden from view. These areas of the house should be given extra attention.