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08 May

Tips From A Burglar

In my downtime this week I’ve been watching the final series of Ozark which has just dropped (as I believe the kids say) on Netflix. No spoilers from me, obviously, but the last couple of seasons of this gripping drama have included a storyline about the FBI infiltrating the leadership of a drug cartel in order to try and achieve greater results and arrests down the line. The rationale behind this is quite clear – if you’re investigating drug cartels, who knows better how they work than the people within them. It’s the classic poacher turned gamekeeper tactic - a method as old as time itself. 

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03 April

Home Security Tips For Easter

The year’s fair zipping by now, and Easter’s round the corner – a holiday that gets locksmiths a bit angsty to be honest. Yes, there might be a day off or two, a bit of extra chocolate, and a decent film on the telly, but on the other hand, as I may have mentioned before, one part of the Easter story doesn’t reflect well on the locksmiths of 2,000 years ago. The whole episode of Jesus escaping from the tomb after his death, with the rock simply being rolled away to allow his exit. I don’t want to cast aspersions on the locksmiths of the day, but if that big stone had been fitted with a decent British Standard, anti-snap lock, things could have been very different indeed, with even the son of God finding it a trickier task than imagined. 

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02 March

New Locks For Your New Home In Rotherham

Well it’s a rum old time at the moment. My thoughts are with all those touched by conflict right now, and whilst all of us have to cope with our own anxieties about the situation, especially regarding further escalation, it’s also true that life goes on. World-changing events may be occurring overseas, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still need to do the washing, get the shopping, and have a moan about our energy bills. 

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12 February

Using Your Gardens For Security

Phew. We can finally wave goodbye to January, officially the longest month on record. After which, February tends to fair zip by. It’ll be March before we know it, with brighter weather, more time outside, and contemplating the lawn, knowing we’ll soon be out of excuses to finally mow it. 

The garden is what I’m concentrating on today. Not in a Percy Thrower or Alan Titchmarsh way, and not even in a Charlie Dimmock fashion, but rather about how the layout of your garden can impact on your home security. 

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08 January

Rotherham Locksmiths New Years Resolutions

Well then, Happy New Year to you. These New Years seem to come round quicker and quicker, don’t they. Although I’ve done the sums and apparently they don’t – it’s still 12 months between each one. I’m a little bit circumspect about joining in with the chorus of “This year can’t be as bad as last one” because we seem to have said that a few times in recent years only to be bitten on the bottom. 

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11 December

Rotherham Locksmith Xmas Security Advice

I’ve been hearing disturbing news lately about a predicted spate of break-ins this month. They’re a bit different from usual as it seems the culprit isn’t actually stealing anything, but merely getting a vicarious thrill at being in the houses of strangers, rifling through their hosiery. I don’t want to cause alarm but thought I’d better pass on the information. The police have a description of the man – he’s portly with a beard and often to be seen wearing red and white, including a hat with a bell on. His accomplices seem to be livestock of some sort who help him make his getaway in some sort of flying drone…ah, oh hang on, I know what I’ve done here, sorry. I’ve confused Santa with a serial criminal. And which of us can honestly say they’ve never done that? 

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30 October

Keeping Your Car Safe in Rotherham

So I was listening to the radio in my van the other day and Cars by Gary Numan was playing. You know the one - “Here in my car, I feel safest of all, I can lock all my doors, It's the only way to live in cars.” And I thought to myself I’m not sure he’s thought through the practicalities of living in a car – what about when he needs to go to the toilet, for one? Not to mention showering or when he wants to invite the family round for a meal. But who am I to argue with Gary?

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03 October

Rotherham Locksmiths Advice For Autumn

All the signs are there: Strictly is on the TV, the sound of heating systems being clicked on echo throughout the land, and curtains are being shut before the six o clock news has finished. Soon it’ll be Halloween, Christmas adverts and wondering if there’s enough gas and electricity to cook the turkey this year. Although we may be at that latter point already. 

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06 September

Rotherham Locksmiths Advice For Parents With Young Children

I believe it was that great philosopher Kim Wilde who said “We’re the kids in America, woah oh, we’re the kids in America, woah oh, Everybody live for the music go round.” Which really makes you think. Although not for long. Anyway, I was listening to Kim on Radio 2 (where all the cool kids hang out) just the other day and because of the way my brain works that got me thinking about what we teach our kids about home security. Now admittedly I don’t think this was at the forefront of Kim’s mind when she sang her hit but it’s all about the audience response isn’t it. 

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15 August

Holidays With A Rotherham Locksmith

What with Covid and lockdowns, it’s not really been much of a time for touring the world. To some of us that won’t have made much of a difference whilst for others it will have felt like quite the restriction. There has been the advantage in that less thought has had to be given to how to protect your house whilst you’re away for a summer holiday, but all being told, it’s not much of a silver lining to the staycation cloud.

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