Crime levels in Ilford are quite low compared to London. It might be due to the good police work in the area, but we at Locksmith Ilford believe that some credit should also be given to the residents of Ilford. When we first started offering our locksmith services in Essex, we felt that our duty was to explain the risks of an insecure house, flat or commercial property to all residents and business owners in the area.
In order to do, we are happy to conduct a security check during which one of our Ilford locksmiths will go through the property trying to find the weak spots in office or home security. In some properties, we find that although the home owner invested in a high security lock for his front door, the back door was barely secured, perhaps just by a rim lock. Rim locks should only be used on interior doors, or as an additional lock to a deadbolt on exterior door.
It's not just doors that we look at. In some cases our locksmiths in Ilford notice that private properties may lack window locks. The window can be used as an entry point during a burglary, so it also should be locked and secured. The variety of window locks on the security market today is quite large, so anyone can find something suitable for his house.
In commercial properties, sometimes even simple security protocols are not followed. The basic advice a commercial locksmith in Essex can give a business owner is to instruct all of his employees to close the door behind them, when they enter the office and not to open the office door to strangers. This advice may sound a bit silly, but you can't imagine how often a burglary happens in big offices (even those that use a biometric or a card entry lock) because someone didn't bother to close the door well.
Despite today's heightened security awareness, we still get emergency locksmith calls in the middle of the night when a person realizes he or she became a victim of a burglary. If this happens to you, take a deep breath, and then just call Locksmith Ilford by Anytime Locksmiths Romford 24 hour a day, 7 days a week and we will be there in no time at all to assist you.