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- Door Unlock
- Lock Change / Replacement
- Emergency Locksmith Service 24/7
- Burglary Repairs
- Evictions & Bailiff Services
- 20 – 30 Minutes Arrival
- Comprehensive Locksmith Services
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ITCC Locksmith Services In Little Venice
Lock Change / Replacement
Are you in need of a reliable locksmith in Little Venice who can Change Your Locks? Our Locksmiths are equipped with a lock for every situation and every budget. From standard security to high security locks, you can be assured we cater for all requirements and any budget.
Have you lost your keys or has your lock jammed? No problem, ITCC’s Little Venice Locksmiths are on hand to unlock your doors or replace the locks if necessary. Our locksmiths are fully trained and equipped to unlock any door.
ITCC provide a 24/7 Emergency Locksmith service to the residents and businesses of Little Venice and the surrounding areas. Our locksmiths live local to the area and can be with you in as little as 20 minutes.
UPVC Door & Window Repair
If your UPVC door or windows are having problems and your having trouble shutting them or their not shutting at all, our locksmiths are fully capable of finding the issue and repairing it and if necessary replacing the internal locking mechanism.
British Standard Locks
All of our locksmiths carry a wide range of locks, this includes high security locks and locks which meet British Standards. Locks which meet British standard 3621 are usually a requirement of you home insurance policy.
If you have been a victim of a burglary or vandalism, our locksmiths can quickly arrive at your property and make it secure and even board up any broken windows.
Why Call ITCC Locksmiths In Little Venice
12 Month Guarantee
To ensure your peace of mind and long term satisfaction, we provide all customers with a 12 month guarantee on all parts and labour.
20 - 30 Minutes Arrival
We are never too far away, we have teams all over Greater London and the surrounding home counties and can usually attend any property within 20 – 30 minutes of the initial call.
DBS Checked Locksmiths
Our locksmiths and technicians have been DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) background checked for your peace of mind.
Comprehensive Locksmiths Service For All Situations
If your having any type of problems with your locks or your property security, you’ve come to the right place. No matter what reason you require a locksmith and no matter the size or complexity of the job, ITCC Locksmiths is here to help.
Maybe you require High Security British Standard Locks which meet British standard 3621 or maybe a comprehensive security review and security upgrade, you can always count on ITCC Locksmiths to deliver a fast, efficient and professional service on a 24/7 basis.
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 problems you have encountered with your locks or security, our team will leave you satisfied every time.
To learn more about our services or for a free no obligation quote, give us a call or for some security advice take a look at our ever growing blog section.
About ITCC Locksmiths
ITCC Locksmiths is an independent family run locksmith company with over 13 years of experience under our belt.
We have a highly trained and dedicated team of locksmiths and engineers located all over Greater London and the Home Counties.
ITCC has collaborated with all major lock and security companies. This means we can provide you with any type of security product you may require. Our locksmiths carry everything they need in their vehicles, this means no matter what job you need doing the locksmith will usually be able to complete the job there and then, no need to wait for a return visit.
We have teams of locksmiths and technicians all over Greater London as well as the home counties including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey and can usually reach you in approximately 30 minutes.
Location: Clifton Gardens, Little Venice, London W9 1AR (Local Dispatch Point)
We Cover All Of Little Venice & Surrounding Areas
Call ITCC Locksmith In Little Venice If You Have:
- Lost your Keys
- Key Snapped In The Lock
- Locked Yourself Out / In
- Window Jammed
- Sticky Locks
- Require Eviction & Bailiff Services
- Need A Lock Replacement
- New Lock Installed
- Enhance Your Properties Security
- Wooden Door Lock Problems
- UPVC / Composite Door Problems
- Window Handle Problems
All of our locksmiths are fully equipped and trained to solve any security related problem regarding your residential premises. We can carry out simple jobs such as changing locks or more complex jobs such as undertaking a full security survey and security upgrade.
Our Locksmiths are adept at enhancing the security of commercial premises. From simple mechanical and digital keypad locks to access control, intercom and alarm systems, we can do it all.
Find a locksmith near me, ITCC locksmiths have a team of locksmiths and technicians located all over Grater London and the surrounding counties.
One of our locksmiths are never too far away. We can usually reach most properties in under 30 minutes of the initial call. If your not in a rush just book an appointment for a time of your choosing.
Only Trusted & Reputable Suppliers
ITCC Locksmiths only source locks and equipment from the most reputable security manufactures and suppliers which include, Yale, Era, Union, Avocet, Squirrel, Master, Maxus, Banham & many others.
We ensure all of our skilled locksmiths and technicians arrive equipped with a comprehensive range of High Security Locks which meet British standards, Euro Cylinder, 3 & 5 leaver Mortice Locks, Sash Locks, Rim Cylinders, Latches, Shutter Locks, Pad Locks, Bullet Locks, Post box Locks, UPVC Mechanism & Gear Boxes and anything else you could use to improve the security of your home or business.
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.
How Do You Identify A High Security Lock?
Identifying a High Security Lock is easy, if you know what you are looking for.
Locks which are designated as high security should feature the British standard kite mark, this confirms the lock meets British Standard 3621, which is a level of theft resistance, established by the British Standards Institute.
The next thing you need to look out for is the star ratings which are seen on Euro Cylinder & Rim Locks.
- No stars mean the lock is of standard security
- 1 star the lock is of Medium security
- 3 star the lock is High Security