Lock & Security News

Industry news and advice from Halls

What do burglars look for?

What do burglars look for?

A burglary is committed every 108 seconds, making it one of the most common crimes in the UK. Protect your home by knowing what burglars look for and how you can avoid being targeted.

5 quick and easy ways to secure your small business

5 quick and easy ways to secure your small business

We know that small businesses need to concentrate on actually running their business and don’t have time to implement complex security measures – but, what else can you do besides using a good quality lock?

Do you need an Access Control System?

Do you need an Access Control System?

Access Control is a security method that controls physical and virtual access through authentication credentials. A physical access control system traditionally includes secured doors or other barriers that can be opened using a form of identity authentication, such as access cards, pin codes or biometric identification.

How to secure your garden office

How to secure your garden office

Working from home is still a popular option for many. Having a garden office is appealing as it provides a dedicated space ideal for quality work life balance. But as we move to a more hybrid style of working home office security is more important than ever, with concerns around garden offices especially.

How Easily Can Your Locks be Broken?

How Easily Can Your Locks be Broken?

Do you know what locks your doors have? The most common door lock is the euro cylinder. Unfortunately, it has never been easier to break into a property with a standard euro cylinder lock.

How to secure your garden this summer

How to secure your garden this summer

There has never been a more important time to make sure your garden is secure: whether you’re staying at home or going on holiday, an unsecured garden is a massive risk to your family and household.

What to look out for in your local locksmith

What to look out for in your local locksmith

When you hire a locksmith, you’re usually not having the best day. You may have lost your keys, been broken into or snapped a key in a lock.
This means the last thing you want is to hire a locksmith who is going to make your day worse by doing a bad job or overcharging you. In 2020, the MLA received over 500 reports of rogue locksmiths doing just that!

The simple guide to key cutting services

The simple guide to key cutting services

Approaching a locksmith without any knowledge of keys can be a bit daunting when you need a new one cutting. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when talking to our experts so we’ve created this simple guide to help you understand the different types of keys, their uses, average key cutting times and approximate costs.

Does your business need CCTV?

Does your business need CCTV?

CCTV has numerous benefits for a business, including being able to monitor employee behaviour, reducing your insurance premium as well as deterring and catching criminals. But how do you know if your business needs CCTV? You should consider installing CCTV on your...

Church Door Security Upgrade

Church Door Security Upgrade

Halls have recently improved security at a church near Burton Joyce, Nottingham   Original church locks are typically a Bridge Ward design, although the Bridge Ward key looks very intricate, the lock mechanism offers very little security.       The...

Cylinder Snapping

Cylinder Snapping

Cylinder snapping is a way of bypassing a UPVC door lock Should you be concerned by this?.......read on. Looking back over thirty years when UPVC doors were in their infancy, the majority of doors were manufactured from hard or soft wood and mortice locks like the...