ITCC Locksmiths In Greater London & Greater Manchester
ITCC Locksmiths Services
Lock Change / Installation
Our Locksmiths have a lock for every budget and every situation. From standard security locks to High security locks, we have the solution for your requirements and for all budgets.
UPVC Door & Window Repair
UPVC has revolutionised home security but they can pose a problem when you lose a key or your window handles jam. Our locksmiths carry a range of UPVC mechanisms and window handles ensuring we can always help.
Our 24/7 Emergency Service can help you out when you need it most, no matter the day or the time. Our locksmiths live local to the areas they serve and can usually reach any part of Greater London & Greater Manchester in 20 – 30 minutes.
Smart Lock Installation
Smart Locks are becoming ever more popular due to their increased security and convenience. We can source, supply sand install a wide range of smart security locks & devices.
Unfortunately being a victim of a burglary can happen to anyone at any time. Our locksmiths can conduct burglary repairs, reinforce your doors and board your windows 24/7.
Our locksmiths carry a range of security accessories which can enhance your security such as peep holes, door chains, , London and Birmingham bars and many others, all of which can be beneficial to your home or business security.
ITCC Locksmiths is a family run locksmiths company with 13 years of experience under our belt, with offices in Manchester & London.
All of our locksmiths and technicians are fully trained, qualified and equipped to take on any job. We pride our self on delivering a fast and efficient service to both business and residents.
Only Trusted & Reputable Locks
ITCC Locksmiths only use locks which are from the most trusted suppliers and manufactures which include but not limited to Yale, Chubb, Union, Assa, Banha, Avocet, Era, Legge and many others.
Our locksmiths carry a wide variety of locks including Euro Cylinders, Mortice Locks, Oval Cylinders, Scandinavian Cylinders, High Security Locks, which meet British Standards, UPVC Mechanisms, Paddocks, Garage Locks, postbox locks, keys safes and much more all of which are from trusted and reputable suppliers.
Reasons To Call ITCC Locksmiths
12 Month Guarantee
We Provide all of our customers with a 12 month guarantee on all parts and labour, giving you confidence and peace of mind.
20 - 30 Minutes Arrival
All of our locksmiths live in the areas they cover and can usual attend any location in Greater London in under 30 minutes.
DBS Checked Locksmiths
Our locksmiths and technicians have been background checked for your peace of mind.
Comprehensive Locksmiths Service For All Situations
No matter what reason you require a locksmith whether its for your home or your business, maybe you require High Security British standard lock which meet British standard 3621 or maybe just a few more keys you can always count on ITCC Locksmiths in London & Manchester to deliver a fast, efficient and professional service on a 24/7 basis. To learn more about our services by giving us a call or looking at our blog section.
We are always happy to help both residential and commercial clients, all of our team are professionals and have more then enough experience to fix whatever problem you have encountered with your locks or security, our team will leave you satisfied every time.
We have worked with customers all over Greater Manchester for over 10 years fixing all kinds of problems. We tailor our service to each individual customers needs. You will see the difference when you cal ITCC Locksmiths in Manchester.
Call ITCC Mancehster Locksmiths if you have;
- Lost your Keys
- Key Snapped In The Lock
- Locked Yourself Out / In
- Window Jammed
- Sticky Locks
- Need a Lock Replacement
- Need a New Lock Installation
- Enhance Your Properties Security
- Eviction Services
- UPVC Door Problems
Find a locksmith near me, ITCC locksmiths have a team of Locksmiths and technicians located all over Grater London & Manchester and the surrounding areas meaning we are never too far away.
Our locksmiths can be with you in as littel15-30 minutes and as we have teams all over London & Manchester that operating 24/7, so whenever you need help we are on hand to help.
ITCC Locksmiths over the last 13 years have built up a wealth of knowledge. We have brought some of this handy knowledge together in a simple and easy to follow drop down list, which can be seen below. For more information in regards to home and business security, please take a look at our blog section.
UPVC doors are used extensively in the UK as they offer a good level of security and are cheaper compared to composite and wooden alternatives. Composite & UPVC doors are extremely resistant to forceful attacks due to the multi point locking system. However they are prone to a number of techniques criminals use to gain access to your home. Some of these are as follows:
- Hooking : This simply involves putting a hook through the letter box to push the handle down and thus open the door.
- Door Popping: Door Popping involves placing an air cushion in between the door, inflating it then using something like a spade to insert in to the gap made by the air cushion, then using the leverage to literally pop the door open.
This can be overcome by simply double locking your door. To do this is easy, simply take your key and insert it into the lock, then pull the handle up and turn the key to lock the door, you should hear all the hooks and bolts engage.
Wooden doors are fitted to many homes in the UK and our locksmiths know how vulnerable these doors can, if not used correctly. These doors are typically fitted with a latch and a deadlock.
The two main vulnerabilities of wooden doors are as follows.
- Brute Force: This involves using brute force to either open or break the door off the frame.
- Bypassing: This involves sliding something thin and flexible between the door and the latch. Once the tension has been removed from the latch and as long as the mortice lock hasn’t been engaged the door will open.
To overcome these we recommend the following:
London and Birmingham Bars – To protect against a forceful attack we recommend installing a London and Birmingham bar to your door, this dramatically increases the doors ability to withstand a brute force attack, as it basically reinforces the doors frame.
Double Locking – To double lock your wooden door you can do one of two things, the first is to lock the latch by either pressing the button or pushing the little switch usually placed on the side of the latch.
The second way to double lock your wooden door is to lock your mortice lock with your key. By locking the mortise lock you greatly reduce the chance of success of lock picking, bumping in addition to strengthening the door against a forceful attack.
Upgrading Your Wooden Door Locks – As discussed earlier wooden doors typically have 2 locks. One lock is a night latch, unfortunately standard night latches are prone to bypassing as we discussed earlier however if you upgrade to an automatic locking night latch, the lock will automatically deadlock when shut, making this type of bypassing technique impossible.
The second lock is the deadlock; the highest security deadlocks are 5 leavers and meet British standard 3621. But if you want the best level of security possible you can always use a detainer lock, which are similar to deadlocks but are much more resistant to many forms of bypassing, the only downside is that detainers are generally more expensive.
Close Your Curtains – Simple behavioural changes can decrease the chance of a burglary substantially. For example many thieves are opportunists and if they see something worth stealing they may take the chance, by closing your curtains it stops potential thieves from seeing the contents of your home, giving any opportunistic thief less incentive.
Lock Your Doors & Windows – It sounds obvious but you need to ensure you lock your doors and windows whenever you leave your property, even if it’s for 5 minutes. Astonishingly 70% of burglars gain access using the front or back door and in around 21% of the time the door was unlocked.
Safe – A damage limitation method encase the worst was to happen is to install a home safe to store money, jewellery, important documents and laptops in. If you use a small safe try and find somewhere to hide it as small safes are easy to pick up and getaway with.
Lighting – Lighting is a hugely important element of home security, for two reasons.
Firstly lighting can make it seem as if your home is occupied, even if it is not. It is a well known fact that burglars intentionally target homes which look unoccupied. To counter this you can use plug timers to turn on and off appliances such as lamps, Tv’s and radios during the day and night. You can also use Smart bulbs which connect to your WIFI allowing you to remotely turn on and off your lights or set them to turn on and off at a time of your choosing.
Secondly it is recommended you fit motion sensor based lighting near any accessible doors and windows. Lighting is a great deterrent and no criminal wants their shady activities illuminated to the world.
Thieves often target peoples gardens and sheds as they can contain quite valuable and easy to sell contents. Such as bikes, gardening tools, power tools etc. Here are a few of our tips on how to better protect your garden.
- Keep it Clean – Keep any valuables such as bikes and tools in your home or in a secured shed or garage.
- Obscure Windows – Ensure your shed is not enticing to criminals. Cover any windows to stop opportunist thieves from seeing the contents.
- High Quality Locks – Keep your shed locked with a high quality, high security padlock preferable one with an alarm which will trigger if someone is tampering with it.
- Stand Alone Alarms – You may want to consider a stand alone alarm. These are cheap easy to install and will emit a high decibel alarm if not deactivated.
Avocet Locks and Key Cutting
ITCC Locksmiths are official suppliers of the Avocet ABS High-Security Locks. As well as supplying the full range of Avocet locks, we also offer ABS Key Cutting and Locksmith service. We have invested in the latest key cutting machinery to cut these high-security keys. Do you know that the Avocet key is now available in a range of colours. More information can be found on our ABS Anti Snap Locks page. Alternatively, call our shop on 020 8302 9005
Our Latest Locksmith and Security Blog!
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Or you can check out our previous blog posts which cover a range of topics such as, how to secure your garage as many thieves will use your own tools in order to gain access to your home.
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