Security News and Advice Nottingham

Grays Locksmiths pride themselves in the security advice we give. Our team of Locksmiths have many years of experience. Below are some security advice and stories which show the lengths we go to for our customers.

Security News and Advice

What are the Advantages of Roller Shutter Doors?

What are the Advantages of Roller Shutter Doors?

Roller shutter doors are a great way to improve the security of your business or domestic property, and they have several other advantages too.  Roller shutter doors are made of galvanised steel, which is steel protected against corrosion by adding a layer of minerals. This makes an incredibly…

What is a Deadbolt Lock?

What is a Deadbolt Lock?

A deadbolt lock can be a cost-effective way to improve your home security. We take a look at the different types available. How does a deadbolt lock work? Where standard latch type locks require the action of a spring to operate, deadbolt locks operate without the use of a spring. Simply turning a…

How can you keep your windows secure?

How can you keep your windows secure?

After the front door, windows are the second most common entry point for burglars. There are a range of ways you can keep your windows more secure.  From thorny plants to heavy-duty steel bars, we take a look at some methods in which you can improve the security of your windows, starting with …

Which Home Alarm System is Best?

Which Home Alarm System is Best?

There are several different types of home alarm system, and the best one for your home will depend on your specific requirements and circumstances. We take a look at the various systems on offer.  According to the Metropolitan Police, you’re far less likely to be a victim of burglary if …

Property Improvements for Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO)

Property Improvements for Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO)

There are several rules and regulations for houses of multiple occupancy, that landlords need to comply to. At Grays Locksmiths, we can help landlords to improve their properties and comply with HMO laws. What is house of multiple occupancy? A property is classed as a HMO when it is occupied by at…

3 Reasons to Get CCTV for Your Home

3 Reasons to Get CCTV for Your Home

Grays Locksmiths have previously discussed the CCTV installation benefits for businesses and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is a type of security that is commonly associated with only being used to secure business properties. However, CCTV can also act as a power deterrent for criminals and be a v…

3 Ways Your Business Can Secure Its Premises in 2017

3 Ways Your Business Can Secure Its Premises in 2017

It doesn’t matter what size your business is, the value of the contents of your premises can easily total thousands of pounds, not to mention the loss of earnings directly following the intrusion itself. With businesses subject to an increasing number of external threats, how well are you pro…

5 Benefits of Gate Automation

5 Benefits of Gate Automation

Gate automation is a necessity for many commercial businesses for security reasons. And we’ve seen an increasing number of households that are installing gate automation to their home for greater protection. Here are 5 great benefits of gate automation for both domestic and commercial pr…

Student & Landlord Security Tips: 4 Ways to Protect Your Student House

Student & Landlord Security Tips: 4 Ways to Protect Your Student House

Student houses are often targeted by burglars, and this blog post shares security tips for both students and landlords. House Security Tips For Students Moving into your first student home can be a really exciting change.   Unfortunately, however, due to their lack of high quality security, …

CCTV Installation Benefits for Businesses & Tips

CCTV Installation Benefits for Businesses & Tips

Whether you own a shop, warehouse, factory or office, CCTV (closed circuit television) can help your business fight crime and protect your assets. We've put together the benefits of CCTV systems and top tips of what to look out for when installing a system in your business premise. Benefits for…

5 benefits to Access control systems for commercial premises

5 benefits to Access control systems for commercial premises

Controlling who accesses your building or commercial premises is often a difficult job. People come and go, and you often see people walking through the building who you don’t know. Here’s five benefits of how access control systems can really help businesses control who comes in and ou…

5 Benefits of Security Grilles for your Business

5 Benefits of Security Grilles for your Business

Ensuring that your office or business is secure from thieves is a big worry for business owners. Protect the windows and doors to your business or commercial building with security grilles or retractable gates. We’ve found that around 80% of the security grilles we install are fitted after a …

Top 10 Hacks for Garage Safety

Top 10 Hacks for Garage Safety

How Safe if your Garage? Garages are great for storing your car, tools and old bits and bobs, but it’s important to keep items safe. Keeping your garage locked and secure from a burglary and safe for your family members is essential, here are our ten top tips. As always, lock your ga…

Window Lock Security Tips

Window Lock Security Tips

Burglar proof your home and business premise When windows are left open your home could be under threat, whether the window is on the ground or first floor, burglars are often creative when wanting to gain entry. You need to add locks to your windows. Windows are more than often the point of entr…

Home Security Checklist for Holidays

Home Security Checklist for Holidays

Summer is fast approaching and as we take a well-deserved break, we need to prepare our homes for a potential break-in by making your home look occupied. Here’s a 10 point checklist of what to do before you leave for your holiday. 1. Tell a neighbour that you are going away. If you know and…

Do your Locks meet your Home Insurance Requirements?

Do your Locks meet your Home Insurance Requirements?

Your home insurance provider will require you to have a specific standard of locks on your doors and windows. By not meeting these requirements you would be at risk from being denied insurance pay-outs when making a claim, and your items may not be covered by your insurer. It’s…

Fire Door Standards

Fire Door Standards

Fire doors are a legal requirement for public buildings, businesses and rented properties. They have two main functions, they stop the spread of a fire and they provide as an escape route during a fire. Fire Door Regulations Fire doors are made from timber and can come in a variety of finishes and…

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

We have put together a number of tips that we believe are essential when it comes to personal safety. There are some basic safety tips that you and your family members should live by: Try not to walk alone in the dark Let people know where you are Never give out your bank or card details If y…

How to choose the right Safe

How to choose the right Safe

Purchasing a safe for a domestic or commercial property has become more popular in recent times. A safe is a valuable investment for cash, documents and those items that cannot be replaced such as family heirlooms. When protecting your possessions for home or business you need to make an informed d…

Do you have a Spare Car Key?

Do you have a Spare Car Key?

We can replace your car keys or create a spare! Car keys play and important role in our day to day life, and having a spare car key can often save the day. Misplacing keys is a common problem and it happens to us all, having a spare key cut for those off-days can make your day so much easier. It&r…

Why you should use an MLA Approved Master Locksmith

Why you should use an MLA Approved Master Locksmith

At Grays Locksmith Ltd we are members of the Master locksmith Association (MLA). This means that our services are regularly inspected to ensure that our clients receive an expert service when fitting and fixing locks for your property. Our engineers are passionate about improving their knowledge as …

Winter Security Tips

Winter Security Tips

As the evenings get darker earlier and a greater proportion of the day is in darkness, it’s time make sure that your home is secure for the winter months. By making your home look occupied rather than empty during the day and evenings, burglars are discouraged from breaking to your home. Rese…

How to Prevent a Burglary

How to Prevent a Burglary

Help to prevent a burglary in your home with these 13 simple tips. Studies have found that homes with no security and properties which look unmaintained are more likely to be broken into.‚Äč 1. As always, lock your doors, windows and garage doors even when you’re at home or in your ga…

Master key suite for Landlords

Master key suite for Landlords

As a Landlord it’s likely that you’ve had a call from a tenant whose lost their key and needs a quick replacement. Instead of running to the locksmith when this happens, you could have a master key suite cut with Grays locksmith which will save you time and money. What is a Master …

15 Practical Home Security Tips to Help Secure Your Home

15 Practical Home Security Tips to Help Secure Your Home

At Grays Locksmiths we like to share our expertise with customers so that they can protect their home or business and comply with insurance requirements. Below are 15 practical home security tips that you can follow to protect your home. Keep keys away from the front door – This will …

What Is Euro Lock Snapping and How to Protect Your Property Against it?

What Is Euro Lock Snapping and How to Protect Your Property Against it?

Euro Cylinder Lock Snapping is a method of entry used by some locksmiths, and unfortunately burglars. This method of lock snapping involves breaking the euro lock cylinder to then manipulate the lock to open. Whilst you may think that all the multi locking points on your door make it secure, it&rsq…

Lock Fitting Nottingham

Lock Fitting Nottingham

Euro Cylinder Lock Snapping is a method of entry used by some locksmiths, and unfortunately burglars. This method of lock snapping involves breaking the euro lock cylinder to then manipulate the lock to open. Whilst you may think that all the multi locking points on your door make it secure, it&rsq…

Door Repair Nottingham

Door Repair Nottingham

If you’ve been the unfortunate victim of a burglary or attempted burglary, you need to do a lot of things quickly to prevent the next attempt. Besides contacting the police, filing reports and replacing lost inventory, repairs must be done to the premises to prevent future break-ins. Experien…

Yale Locks Nottingham

Yale Locks Nottingham

Summer Burglaries on the Rise With June seeing record temperatures we have all been enjoying the sunshine, but unfortunately the rise in temperature also means a rise in burglaries! We at Grays Locksmiths would like to take this opportunity to strongly advise our customers and news letter readers …

HELP, I need a locksmith in Nottingham!!

HELP, I need a locksmith in Nottingham!!

Saturday night 9.30pm, I took a call from a distraught gentleman who had his bag and keys stolen from a locker at the gym. His wallet which was in his bag had his home and business address inside! I was with him in 40 minutes! His home was in Mapperly Park and his business premises in Derby. …

24 Hour Boarding Up Service

24 Hour Boarding Up Service

Our Boarding Up Services are available 24 hours a day in Nottingham. Our engineers carry 22mm OSB board as well as tools for cutting and fixing 24 hours a day. A service which has been taken advantage of twice this past weekend. A weekend of boarding up calls The first call out was to board up a …

Security Survey Nottingham

Security Survey Nottingham

Welcome to the first monthly newsletter from Grays Locksmiths, your local security experts. The purpose of these newsletters is to provide free security advice to the local community. Over the coming months we will be touching on general security advice for both domestic and commercial proper…