Stop the Burglar – Access to Tools

  • Using the correct tools; the average locksmith is able to bypass a five-lever mortice lock in under 3 minutes.
  • For a more simple Yale lock, we are looking at more like 30 seconds.¬†

This is a scary thought and it is not too difficult to get your hands on the tools locksmiths use.

The ‘skeleton’ key… a tool contributing to an epidemic of van burglaries is available from a very low price on mainstream websites.

The scariest thing about the skeleton key is not only its availability and cheap purchase price, but also the practicalities. Your average bystander wouldn’t find anything suspicious about someone taking a few more seconds to open¬†your vehicle as the tool can easily be concealed in the palm of a hand.

The aim of GuardHome is not just simply to demonstrate the importance of having a modern security system but also crime prevention in general. Keep posted for more blogs on this area of discussion.