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Security Hints & Tips

The opportunist thief will look for safe, easy targets. By applying a few basic security principles you can make your property unapealing to the thief…


Ensure that locks conforming to BS3621 or multi-point locks are attached and used on all external doors. Install an outside light near your front door to help you see a caller in the dark. If it is not possible to see through the door then install a spy hole to allow you to see who is calling before you open the door. A security door chain can also be installed to allow you to open the door without the caller being able to push the door fully open.


Ensure that all easily accessible windows are fitted with key operable locks which are locked and the key removed when not in use.


Don’t be tempted to leave a spare key under the doormat or anywhere similar incase you lose your keys. No matter how well you think you have hidden it, a thief will easily find it and your insurance will probably not cover you for any loss. Don’t leave keys anywhere near doors with letterboxes, a thief can ‘fish’ them with a long pole and open the door or steal a car.


Burglars hate alarms, they are noisy and they don’t like the attention that they get. Get one professionaly fitted and your insurance premiums will probably reduce also.


Thieves don’t want to be seen, install outdoor lights with a movement sensor that comes on when someone approaches it. Don’t leave ladders or anything else which allow an intruder to gain entry to your property outside. If they need to be outside then lock them up so they can’t be used. Although rockeries, flower pots, garden ornaments etc make your garden look nice, they are also ideal window entry tools and should be secured firmly to the ground.


If you keep valuables in an outbuilding then secure it as per your house.

Latest Reviews

Read the 5 star review written about Alympic Locksmiths on Freeindex.co.uk Here a just a few examples of the latest reviews written by our customers…

“I was impressed by the speedy response and ability to assist when my car keys were locked accidentaly in the boot of my car. The service was excellent, reasonably priced and the job was done in a remarkably short time -many thanks, I would definitely use this service again.”
Lavinia Swain, Birmingham

“I called Mark on Tuesday to fit an additional lock to my front door and he managed to squeeze me in 2 days later. He arrived very punctually (in fact a few minutes early) worked quickly, cleanly and efficiently. The lock was first rate including added in some nice Brass plates as the lock itself was chrome. He even spent some time giving me tips on home security in general. Highly recommend.”
Joanne Young, Birmingham

“Mark – what a hero you are ! My wife had managed to get herself locked out of the house, but needed to pick my son up from nursery… Trouble was that the set of keys stuck in the other side of the door had the car keys dangling from them. We called Mark, who was working in Wolverhampton ( we’re in Birmingham) and he obviously saw the problem because he managed to get over from Wolverhampton and sort them problem out – and then go back to his other job. If you are going to have a locksmith – have Mark. He wont fleece you ( he didnt with us, despite the miles he had to drive to get over ) – he’s a skilled locksmith but even better, trustworthy and he really puts himself out for his customers.
Absolutely no doubt that I will recommend him to everyone on Earth !”
Kieran James Keegan, Birmingham

The Alympic Locksmith team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind words! We really appreciate all of your feedback.

Locations We Cover

Alympic Locksmiths in Birmingham offer professional, affordable and friendly locksmith services across the Midlands. Here are some of the areas we cover

Birmingham City Centre, Ladywood, Digbeth, Highgate, Lee Bank, Aston, Nechells, Washwood Heath, Ward End, Saltley, Bordesley Green, Small Heath, Sparkhill, Tyseley, Balsall Heath, Sparkbrook, Highgate, Moseley, Billesley, Kings Heath, Yardley Wood, Brandwood, Druids Heath, Warstock, Edgbaston, Lee Bank, Harborne, Winson Green, Hockley, Lozells, Newtown, Birchfield, Handsworth Wood, Erdington, Short Heath, Tyburn, Yardley, Sheldon, Acocks Green, Hall Green, Selly Oak, Bournbrook, Selly Park, Weoley Castle, Bournville, Cotteridge, Stirchley, Northfield, Woodgate, Bartley Green, Quinton ,Kitts Green, Shard End, Castle Vale, Hodge Hill, Castle Browich, Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green, Kings Norton ,National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International Airport, Perry Barr, Great Barr, Hamstead, Kingstanding, Rednal, Rubery, Water Orton, Coleshill, Hollywood, Wythall, Alvechurch, Alcester,Bromsgrove, Halesowen, Cradley Heath, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Oldbury, West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield Town Centre, Maney, Wylde Green, Boldmere, New Oscott, Four Oaks, Mere Green, Little Aston, Streetly, Sutton Trinity, Falcon Lodge, Rectory, Walmley, Studley, Shirley, Majors Green, Dickens Heath, Olton, Solihull, Redditch including Satelite area’sDudley, Sedgley, Tipton, Brieiley Hill, Kingswinford, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Bewdley, Stourport

Charity Runs

Here at Alympic Locksmiths, we take part in several charity events throughout the year. We try and raise as much money and awareness as possible for the Alzheimers Society – The leading UK care and research charity for people with this disease and other dementias, their families and carers.

Visit our charity page for more information on charity events that we are taking part in. Any support or donations are always much appreciated by us.
For more information on the Alzheimers Society and how to make donations, please visit their official website: www.alzheimers.org.uk



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