Lock Tight, Sleep Tight

Do you know how effective the locks are on your doors and windows? Do you have any worries or concerns about safety and security at home?

I only ask because I recently had to have new locks fitted to the doors at my home, and engaged the services of Graham Sharp at Lock Sharp. Graham was prompt, courteous and obviously knows his stuff. He advised me that the lock I currently had was not the most secure and did not contain several of the safety features available on well made, modern locks.

Security and peace of mind are of paramount importance to all of us and the type of lock we use on our doors can substantially reduce the risk of burglary.

Graham recommended he fit the Cisa Astral S cylinder lock for me. Unlike many other standard cylinder locks of inferior quality, the Cisa’s design is resistant to ‘bumping’ and ‘snapping’ (the methods by which a burglar can disarm your locks and gain entrance to your property).

Graham took the time to explain the design features of the lock and why they are such a good deterrent to the casual thief. The locks have a laminated steel core that is resistant to snapping – it is also visible from both ends providing a visual deterrent. A steel cam is designed in such a way to prevent the cylinder being forced out of the lock case. The steel pins and drivers in the barrel protect from picking and drilling.

Perhaps the nicest feature however is that the lock can be operated even if someone has absent-mindedly left the key in the other side! This is particularly important for my elderly clients, to ensure family can gain entry in the event of an emergency.

At a very modest cost Graham has provided me with extra security and peace of mind. Part of Graham’s service is to provide free security checks, so if you have any concerns at all about your door and window security, give Graham a call on Halifax 01422 839334 or on his mobile 07950 796207. More information can be found on his website Lock Sharp. Or, if you have any questions about my new locks, please feel free to contact me by email or phone.

About Clive Barwell

Clive Barwell is one of the most experienced and qualified financial planners working in the later life market today, he specialises in advice and guidance for the over 55s. To ask Clive a question, please email him at info@clivebarwell.co.uk. Alternatively, you can follow Clive on Twitter, connect with Clive on LinkedIn or see Clive's profile on Google+.