Securing your Patio Doors

Patio doors allow for beautiful vistas and direct access to your garden and come in several styles, from the outward opening French style to the more modern sliding door types. Patio doors allow you quick access to your garden, but … Continue reading

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Crackdown on Scam Locksmiths

The Master Locksmiths Association has been cracking down on scam locksmiths with the support of the Trading Standards Institute. Jointly they will carry out a two pronged attack on these rouge traders. This will be carried out through a national … Continue reading

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Smart Locks – Are they the way forward?

As you probably know by now the team here at Incelocks love anything to do with locks. Padlocks, Door Locks, Window Locks, if it locks you can guarantee that here at Incelocks we either stock it or we know where … Continue reading

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Going away for the holidays?

Its fast approaching that time of year again where the more fortunate ones amongst us have booked our summer holidays and are now counting down the days until the departure date. However if you are going away this year in … Continue reading

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Bike Security

Stolen motorbikes that have been permanently marked have a recovery rate of around 60%, with many of the cases resulting in the criminals being prosecuted. Any kind of marking is better than none. Use an ultra violet (UV) pen to … Continue reading

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Looking after your door locks

Lubricating a front door lock is simple and should be done regularly to maintain the lock. A front door lock must stay lubricated otherwise the tumblers inside will not work properly. If the door lock is not lubricated it will … Continue reading

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Keyless Door Entry

Ever lost your keys? Do you have those kind of doors that lock as soon as it shuts? You need to have, at least, a think about a keyless door entry system. This fantastic, technologically advance system is a great … Continue reading

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10 tips for beating the burglar this christmas

Yes its that time of year again and that means one thing ‘Christmas Shopping’. The weeks leading up to Christmas are the biggest shopping weeks of the year with some retailers reporting it often accounts for up to 70% of … Continue reading

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Padlocks….For the GYM!!

Carrying on from the article we wrote last week (‘Choosing the right padlock’) we wanted to bring to your attention a new reason to have a padlock. It isn’t new that gyms use lockers, but what happened in the past … Continue reading

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Choosing the right padlock

Padlocks have many uses. Whether its preventing children accessing somewhere they shouldn’t be or keeping valuable outdoor equipment stored securely in your lock up or shed there are many applications for which a padlock can be used. Padlocks come in … Continue reading

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Security during the winter months

With British Summer Time now at an end, the nights are closing in quick so now is the perfect time to start thinking about protecting your home and any out buildings you may have as safety and security are paramount … Continue reading

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Garage door defender

You can enhance the security of your garage door by using ‘Defender’. This adds an additional point of contact with the ground. Not only is this locking mechanism much more substantial than any other you can get for your garage … Continue reading

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Why choose a wheel clamp for security?

Wheel clamps are an excellent security device for a variety of motor vehicles, including trailers, caravans, motor homes horse boxes. They are becoming increasingly popular in the fight against crime. The advantages a wheel clamp offers for security are as … Continue reading

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Choosing a lock – Deadbolt

Taking time out to do some research and install the best door lock within your budget, can help provide the first line of safety for your yourself, your family and your belongings. A professional locksmith or ourselves is the best … Continue reading

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uPVC Door – The Advantages –

At incelocks.com we know already the advantages of having uPVC things in our homes, but do you? Today we are bringing you a short article on how uPVC doors are the best out there for a totally secure home. Check … Continue reading

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Why use a upvc door?

Its common knowledge to know that UPVC doors are a great perk to any home. Their is a lot of information on UPVC doors on the internet, magazines or in store.  This is information will be especially relevant to those … Continue reading

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Burglary Defence

Here is some burglary defence tips: Ask one of your close neighbours to collect your mail for you while you’re away. Leave all your lights on automatic timers, really just to show movement etc in the house. If you are away for … Continue reading

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A Basic Checklist.

Here is a simple 5 point check-list that can secure your home: 1. All doors must be locked at night and when you leave your home. 2. All exterior doors must have working solid door locks 3. Make sure windows … Continue reading

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Basic Home Secruity

Home security is essential in this day and age, especially in Britain. There are several Basics like keeping windows shut and always making sure that you car doors are locked – even if your out of your car for minutes. … Continue reading

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Winter Safety

As we approach winter, nights get dark earlier and the weather changes for the worse. It is important that you keep yourself and belongings as safe and secure as possible. Burglars use the dark nights to provide useful cover. Check … Continue reading

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Cycling Around

Research shows that with the increase of petrol prices and car insurance more and more people are starting to cycle to and from work and to the local shops. Remember to keep yourself and your bike as safe and secure … Continue reading

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Security when Moving Homes

If you have recently moved into a new home it is very important to change all door locks as soon as possible, you will never know how many people have a key cut for your existing door lock. Over 5% … Continue reading

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Garden Security

Gardeners could have hundreds of pounds worth of equipment stolen every year as reports suggest that 17% of people with sheds do not bother to secure them even though they store valuable items such and lawnmowers and garden furniture. Astonishingly … Continue reading

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Anti-Snap Lock

Research has show that lock snapping crimes have increased over the past 2 years. A new locking system cylinder is being developed to prevent criminals gaining entry using this method. This new lock would replace the existing lock cylinder. Replacing … Continue reading

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Maintaining your Homes Windows

Windows are often the weak link allowing burglars access into property. Intruders can break the glass or force the window open to get into your homes. All windows in your home should be fitted with an appropriate locking system and … Continue reading

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What is a Sash Jammer?

The sash jammer  provides a visible added security feature to UPVC doors and windows. It is very easily installed. The device is non-handed so works with any door or window. The Security Jammer is fixed onto the outer frame of … Continue reading

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Benefits of Cash Boxes

We recommend all homes should have a cash box stored out of sight. Cash boxes are fireproof and bring security to all homes. Homeowners can store money and other valuable items such as jewelry inside of the cash boxes, safe … Continue reading

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Benefits of Parking Posts

Parking posts are very useful and have multiple purposes. The main purpose of parking posts is to prevent the theft of your automobile whilst parked on your drive. Parking posts are easy to install and can be folded up and … Continue reading

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Removing A Multi Point Lock

uPVC door locks are often damaged by poor fitting, forcing the door to lock and unlock damages the delicate internal mechanism to break beyond repair. If the Lock breaks you will need to remove the handles, this will be held … Continue reading

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Why choose uPVC?

In recent years uPVC has grown increasingly popular. uPVC is now the most widely chosen material used by double-glazing companies ahead of aluminium, timber, hardwoods and softwoods. There are many benefits of choosing to use uPVC such as cost, maintenance, … Continue reading

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About uPVC Doors

uPVC doors have become increasingly popular in the UK and Ireland in the past few years because they are durable and low maintenance. uPVC is also used in double-glazed windows and window frames. Modern uPVC doors come with suffice security … Continue reading

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Wheel Clamping Law

The government have still banned wheel clamping and towing for all vehicles even when on private land. There are several procedures the government will have to go through before wheel clamping can become a law. For all companies that are … Continue reading

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Removing a Door Handle

To remove the existing door handle, move the door to an open position. Place one hand on the outside handle and firmly hold in place. Using a screwdriver loosen the fixing screws on the inside handle set. Once both screws … Continue reading

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Home Security whilst on Holiday

As many of you will be going on holiday this summer, we are advising ways to improve the security of your home so that you can relax and enjoy yourself without worrying about burglary. Before you leave check that you … Continue reading

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Combination Locks

What is it? A combination lock doesn’t utilise a key. This type of lock doesn’t use a series of internal tumblers like a key lock, as there is no key to shift them into position to open the device. To … Continue reading

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Lubricating a Front Door Lock

Lubricating a front door lock is simple and should be done regularly to maintain the lock. A front door lock must stay lubricated otherwise the tumblers inside will not work properly. If the door lock is not lubricated it will … Continue reading

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Removing a Sliding Door Lock

Replacing a sliding glass door lock doesn’t is not as difficult as it sounds, they are simply held in place with provided hardware. You must replace your old lock with a new one once replaced, before throwing the old lock … Continue reading

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Replacing a patio door Latch

There are two types of patio door latches. The easier to fit of the two is the flush/surface mount that sandwiches the door between latching components. There are a lot of generic brands made to fit a variety of different … Continue reading

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Replacing a Window Lock

If you have a damaged window lock and it does not securely lock your window, you will need to regain security with a new lock. You can purchase window locks from lock hardware stores and/or online retailers. Window locks consist … Continue reading

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Changing your door locks

A door lock is a complex mechanism created to make it difficult for anyone to get in, withstanding a drill or considerable force but allow quick and easy access for you. There are several reasons you may be considering changing … Continue reading

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Because words are so much easier to remember!

ERA is proud to present WordLock, a unique and revolutionary range of locks that use words for security codes instead of numbers. Travel sentry approved (TSA), WordLock products are safe and secure with ease of use. WordLock’s padlocks, bike locks, … Continue reading

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