Broken Key Extraction: How To Extract Broken Keys

Keys snap in locks on a regular basis, it is something that us locksmiths get called out for regular to carry out broken key extraction. If you find yourself in this situation it can be incredibly frustrating as it can leave you locked out or even locked in your property. Why Do Keys Snap In […]

Sash Jammers: What Are They And How Do They Work?

Sash jammers are small low budget devices that can be attached to a window or door to improve the overall level of security. They are often used on uPVC windows and doors and once they have been installed the handle on them is able to pivot and secure over the window or door frame making […]

What Do Burglars Look For When Targeting Homes for a burglary?

When fallen victim to a burglary it is common for most to put it down to just bad luck, however from a security professionals’ perspective, in most cases there is always at least one thing that stands out that has made their home an easy target for thieves. The best security advice we can provide […]

Front Door Security: How to Prevent Letterbox Burglary?

It goes without saying that font door security is one of the most important areas to focus on when it comes to improving home security measures. This is why many have a reliable local locksmith come and upgrade the locks to BS3621 or TS007 grade locks, with this said one thing that often gets overlooked […]

Common Lock Problems And How To Fix Them

To keep your property secure it is vital that your locks are in good working order. If you find a problem with your lock it should be addressed as soon as possible. Some lock problems require a simple fix that you may even be able to carry out yourself, whereas others can be more serious […]

5 Overlooked Home Security Issues

There are so many different things to consider when it comes to home security so there is no wonder that some measures often get overlooked. Although high security locks and other measures such as security lights are hugely important when it comes to home security, they are just a small part of the bigger picture. […]

24 Hour Emergency Locksmiths Edinburgh

About Alcatraz Locksmiths Alcatraz Locksmiths provides a 24-hour emergency locksmith service throughout Edinburgh and surrounding areas.  You can be confident that our skilled locksmiths will take care of your problems both quickly and securely. We will not leave you until you feel safe and you are happy with the work that has been carried out.  […]

Improving Your Business Security

The experience of being the victim of a business break-in is not only traumatic and stressful, but it also often comes at a high cost to the business owner. Its not only loss of equipment and merchandise that needs dealing with, there is also any damages caused by the burglar, be it smashed windows and […]

How To Avoid Falling Victim To a Burglary: What Burglars Look For

When someone becomes a victim of a burglary it is not uncommon for them to think that they were just unlucky that the burglar’s choses their property, however after year in the locksmith industry our team at Alcatraz – Edinburgh Locksmiths have a slightly different perspective on this.  In most cases when we attend a […]