The Lock Shop, 69A Castle Street, HINCKLEY, LE10 1DA

Tel:  01455 633010


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Securing Hinckley since 1963

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Home Security Advice

According to Home Office statistics, homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures.  Here are some easy steps you can take to help keep your home or business secure and reduce the risk of burglary.  


  • Always lock the door and close the windows when you go out, even if you'll only be out for a short time  


  • All external doors should have 3 locking points  


  • Mortice locks will add considerable strength to your door  


  • Install a visual burglar alarm and outside lighting  


  • Window locks can help to stop people getting in, especially in older windows and windows without double glazing  


  • Install and use deadlocks - they make it harder for thieves to get out again  


  • Patio doors should have special locks fitted to the top and bottom  


  • Don't leave spare keys outside or in a garage or shed  


  • Keep garden sheds and garages locked and think about using a battery-operated alarm  


  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage  


  • Keep ALL keys (including car and garage keys) out of sight in the house  


  • Don't leave window and door keys in their locks  


  • Always draw your curtains at night and make sure valuable items cannot be easily seen from outside  



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Call the Lock Shop on 01455 637270 or email us to book your free security survey.  


Did you know?


35% of all burglaries are crimes of opportunity, where the burglar lets themselves in through unlocked doors or windows

The Lock Shop, 69A Castle Street, HINCKLEY, Leicestershire, LE10 1DA


"Holding the keys to Hinckley's security since 1963"