Burglary Facts That May Shock You!

Burglaries in the UK happen around every 40 seconds, with this shocking statistic in mind it is extremely worrying how many homeowners in the UK neglect their home security measures and don’t take the necessary steps to help protect their homes from break ins. • Most burglaries happen during the day – It is common […]

Mortice Locks and Common Faults

Any modern BS3621 mortice lock is an excellent security measure to have in place at your home or business. Before the euro cylinder was introduced, almost all external doors had a mortice lock installed. A mortice lock is designed to fit into a specially cut hole within the door in which the lock is fitted. […]

Home Security Tips: Keep Homes and Businesses Secure This Winter

Regardless of the level of home security measures you have in place at your home or business there is always room for improvements. Burglars are continuously coming up with new ways to bypass security measures in order to gain entry to a property. In turn the security industry is constantly coming up with innovative new […]

LOCK SNAPPING AND ANTI SNAP LOCKS

  Did you know it can take approximately 15 seconds for a burglar to break open a standard euro cylinder door lock which is the most common type of door lock that most people have fitted.  The method known as “lock snapping” is a quick and easy method that burglars use to gain access to […]

Key not turning in lock – Key won’t fit in lock?

On a daily basis most locksmiths will get calls from customers complaining of different lock problems they, such as ‘key not turning in lock’ or their ‘key won’t go into the lock’. Some issues can be fixed easily by the householder. However, some issues are a little more complex, and may need the attention of […]

Renting a Spare Room, What locks Do i Need?

Renting a spare room Renting a spare room can be a great way to earn extra cash these days. Under the governments rent a room scheme anyone is allowed to rent out a furnished room in their home, and earn up to £7500 per year tax free – you don’t even need to file a […]

Locksmith Blog | Insurance Small Print, Regarding Door And Window Locks

Locksmith blog: Home security This locksmith blog is to raise awareness regarding the locks insurance companies require, before they will pay out, in an event of a burglary. Unfortunately, most people probably don’t know what type of locks they have in their doors and windows. They may  be paying for a home insurance policy, which […]

Locksmith Prices | How Much Does A Locksmith Cost | Alcatraz Locksmiths

How much does a locksmith cost? The answer: locksmith prices depend on WHO you call! locksmith prices is a subject being taken very seriously lately. This could be due to TV programmes like the BBC’S rogue traders exposing con men, and their tricks to charge a huge price. However, since that programme was aired in […]

UPVC Door Repairs / Multi Point Locking Repairs Edinburgh

Edinburgh UPVC Door Repairs At Alcatraz locksmiths, our UPVC multi point lock repair service specialise in diagnosing and repairing these type of doors. Through many years of experience, we have learned how to open, repair, and replace any type of UPVC mechanism. UPVC Door Repairs In Edinburgh: 0131 467 7675 Fixed price UPVC door repairs […]

Door Lock Not Working? | Alcatraz Edinburgh Locksmiths

My door lock is broken? : The most common reasons “My door lock is jammed”, “my door lock is sticking”, “my door lock is loose”. These are the statements a locksmith will hear all the time. When people have a door lock not working properly, they will usually have no idea what’s gone wrong. Sometimes […]