884 crimes committed in and around Houghton Regis On the 20 th May 2018 Premier Locksmiths were at the ‘Home Security Awareness Day’ at Poplars Garden Centre in Toddington. There were police officers on hand to advise on the numerous things you can do to prevent intruders from choosing your house plus lots more information on keeping your home and family safe & secure. It was a great day and from what we heard it is very clear that crime is changing. The police are constantly adapting to tackle crime, but they can’t fight crime alone. They need the support of the public. The Bedfordshire police reported that there were 884 crimes committed in Dunstable, Houghton Regis and rural surrounding areas in April 2018. 106 of those crimes were burglaries. A large percentage of burglaries occurs during the summer months and the temperatures are hotting up! Do you leave your windows open when you go out? 30% of all burglaries are through open or unlocked windows or doors. You can find out about crime and burglaries in your area by going to: www.police.uk There is some excellent information available on the website including: A crime map Stop and search Policing teams News and events Local policing priorities Performance Community payback If you’ve been a victim of burglary or vandalism and you need your premises urgently secured, we can help you with that. If there is a burglary attempt on your property you need to make the premises secure urgently. We can repair any type of door and frames and upgrade your locks that have been damaged during a break-in to ensure that your premises is back secure again on the same day. We offer: An emergency burglary repair service Boarding-up of broken windows and doors Supply and fitting of replacement doors and door frame repairs Change/replacement of all locks to premises We also provide expert advice on additional security for your premises including strengthening to your door and door frame through the installation of ‘Kickstop London and Birmingham bar’s hinges bolts, sliding bolts and British Standard (BS) insurance-approved deadlocks. If you have been unfortunate enough to have had your door damaged due to an act of vandalism or burglary, Premier Locksmiths are in most cases, able to replace your front door within 24 hours. As a temporary measure, we will board up the area in order to make it safe at any time of the night. Most burglaries happen between 6am and 6pm, peak times being between 10am – 3pm. We know what we need to do to protect our homes, resources are available and the police are here to help you. Let’s work together to protect what is ours. Be a good neighbour and help look after your community.    References: 1.       Home Security Statistics www.safeguardtheworld.com/statistics.html 2.       Think Like A Burglar: When Do Burglars Strike? https://simplisafe.com/blog/break-in-times   Are you going away on holiday? Make your home look like someone is living in it. Find out more about how to protect your home when you go away. Read our article…     The Premier Locksmith’s clinic is now open on Facebook You can comment or private message with your questions. We are here to answer any queries about doors, windows, repair services or security innovations. Helping each other protect our homes and businesses. www.premierlocksmiths.net Or call George on 07950645409 Find us on Facebook   We offer a burglary repair service. Our quick response team can come to your property and help you. Boarding up, changing locks and giving advice about extra security measures that you can take. Call us on 07950645409. Regards, George. References: 1. http://www.ukcrimestats.com/Police_Force/Bedfordshire_Police 2. https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/what-allowed-somebody-breaks-in-12505317   Other articles 19 vehicle thefts in Houghton Regis, Dunstable and Luton in the last 3 weeks The Bedfordshire Police have sent out an email explaining that there have been 19 vehicle thefts in Houghton Regis, Dunstable and Luton in the past 3 weeks. The car keys were stolen from the vehicle owner’s property. Read more.. 4 good reasons why you should hire a locksmith instead of doing it yourself! When something goes wrong most people like to find a way to fix it themselves to save money. We all do it, we ‘Google’ it or go on ‘YouTube’ and then feel sufficiently confident to tackle the job ourselves. Read more… How to protect your home when you go away You’ve worked hard for what you have. Sadly, there are people out there that think they have a right to take it away from you.  Protect what you own and don’t give burglars an inch because they will take a mile. Read more… Innovations in home security Times have moved on from ‘Home Alone’ - you don’t need swinging paint cans or shattered baubles on the floor.  We have been checking out some innovations in home security and here are some ideas to help protect your home. Read more…   Follow us on Facebook! Stay up to date with all our news.     Come back and visit our blog again, we will be sharing lots of updates and expert advice. Do you have any questions? Give us a call on: 0800 183 0564

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