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Summer Holiday Home Security Tips

It’s been a long wait, but summertime is finally here. The holiday has been booked for almost a year, and the special pile of holiday clothes have been patiently awaiting their grand appearance. Unbeknown to you, there is another group of our society also preparing for your trip, the burglar. Statistically, spring and summer have a lower level of crime than autumn and winter, however the summer holidays are understandably a focal point for criminal gangs as thousands leave their homes unattended. We see the aftermath of...

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PJ Alarms Q&A about Faults / Service Issues

We receive many questions surrounding the services we offer to previous PJ Alarm customers, and so we would like to provide some answers to the most commonly asked questions. As we have explained in our previous post P J Alarms – Sold in August 2016, PJ Alarms sold out to an international company. Although the initial customer contracts were automatically transferred, many customers have decided to move their support local businesses like ourselves for a more personal service. What is a ‘Takeover’ of...

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How to De-Ice your locks

If you're reading this, you're probably late for something, or otherwise in a rush so we'll get straight to it. This trick is for cylindrical based locks only, not mortice locks. Mortice locks are often referred to as 'Chubb' locks. Pour a full glass of warm (not scalding) water slowly over the lock and the surrounding area.Carefully try and insert the key, if it doesn't insert easily, repeat with the warm water.One you have removed the lock, remember that the water...

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Home Security Tips

Looking for fast advice on home security? We've listed 8 of our top tips for protecting your family and property: Keep your keys out of sight - Leaving your keys on display may persuade a thief to attack your property over another. Burglars are known to use tools that can reach in through your letterbox and grab keys or other valuables, such as cash.Social Media - Don't publish information on social media that can be used by potential thieves. Posting...

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It’s our 90th Birthday

It was in November, 90 years ago that Sydney Rossell, after travelling over from Canada to Leicester, started his own locksmith business called S.Rossell and Sons. If you want the full story, read more about the journey on our ‘About Us’ website section; however the short version is, that it paved the way for the great success that Rossells is today. Rossells is definitely one of many underdog success stories in Leicester. A small locksmiths, developing it’s customer base and...

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When your Security IS the problem

Sadly, taking proactive steps to protect you, your family or business is a necessary step in today’s world to give you real peace of mind. Criminals are getting smarter, our police ever more stretched and the whole thing just feels more out of control. However there is some good news… As technology moves forward we have more choices as to the systems and devices available and they are more accessible than they have ever been – often you can be just a...

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P J Alarms – Sold in August 2016

On 30th of August 2016, PJ Alarms of Leicester were acquired by an international alarm giant, with all customers automatically transferred into a new contract. It was a sad day for the industry, as although a competitor to Rossells, we knew some of the team very well. Customers used P J Alarms because they were a local independent, with a strong reputation for customer service in the Leicester. Nobody can blame the two directors for selling the company to...

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Keep your home secure this Christmas

Christmas is nearly here, and we wanted to give everyone some quick tips to make sure they’re keeping mindful of their home security during December. We totally understand, we’re all too busy in December… socialising, shopping, organising travel arrangements and making sure we’re thinking about everyone close to our hearts. All of this whilst trying to enjoy the feel-good factor that Christmas brings us. We have no doubt that home improvements will be the last thing on your mind,...

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Please Avoid the Scammers – TheLocksmiths24/7.co.uk

A local company / person is using our name in their advertising to trick customers into thinking that they are using calling ourselves, but actually are using another company. When searching for us on Google, a company called KIRILOVS LTD is showing the following advert on Google: The websites we're aware that they are operating under are: thelocksmiths247.co.uk and unlockers247.co.uk We need to stop their behavior as soon as possible, and all attempts to reason with them so far have failed. Whilst we're...

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Frequently Asked Home Intruder Alarm Questions answered by our experts

Every day our team get asked many questions during burglar alarm service visits, and we thought we’d put together the most popular questions here, along with answers from our experts. We’ve focussed on the most popular questions, but if you have any other questions, please just ask.   Can I have a remote fob attached to my keys? Yes, a small battery powered device can be attached to your keys, allowing you to arm and disarm the alarm from anywhere in your...

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