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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]


  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 […]