Category: general

Burglar Prevention Tips

Tipping The Odds Against The Burglar The golden rule is to leave your house as secure as possible whenever you go out. This applies not only when you leave the property, however quickly you plan to return, but it is also important if you and the family are in the back garden for example. Close

Are Traditional Metal Keys Outdated

As early as the Egyptians, we have been making use of keys to secure and lock our possessions. The traditional key has proven incredibly durable, but as digital security systems grow to be increasingly common, are the years of the simple key running out? It appeared this month that Nissan with keyless ignition starts is

Install Digital Door Lock Security

Digital Door Lock Fitting a digital door lock is an increasingly popular way of adding security to a door. Digital door locks are mechanical or electronic door locks where a code is entered via a numbered keypad to open the door with no need for a traditional key. Digital door locks provide a low cost

Basic Tips for Home Security

  There are some basic home security tips you can undertake to protect your home from a break-in not just at this time of year as the dark nights are here but all year-round. Think about good basic housekeeping routines that aren’t expensive. Basic Home Security Tips Do’s & Don’ts Don’t leave keys on the inside

Non-Destructive Entry

Non-Destructive Entry Opening of Historical Door Locks The McEwan Hall at Potterow is undergoing a  major refurbishment (£33 million cost). The doors are being removed to be brought up to modern fire regulations and then refitted. The Contractor came across two locked doors that had to be opened. They had called out two other Edinburgh

Leith Locksmith

Do you need a Leith Locksmith? 0131 556 0470 Here at Capital Lock Services we pride ourselves on being a genuinely local leith locksmith company serving the people and businesses that surround us. That’s why if you need a locksmith in Leith – if you are locked out of a property in Leith or need

Broken door handles or locks?

Door Handles or Locks Broken? Door handles and locks are the most common types of door hardware which are prone to failure. These are the most stressed points of a well-used door and over time will simply wear out and need repairing or replacing. Door handles can fall off revealing the spindle, or they can

Why call a local Edinburgh Locksmith?

Why call a local Edinburgh Locksmith (OR why you shouldn’t use a National Locksmith Company)? Ever tried to call a local Edinburgh Locksmith found on the Internet? The chances are that many advertised aren’t local. Competition between Locksmiths is high, so there is no wonder that some national companies are targeting a city like Edinburgh and pretending

Locksmith Edinburgh: HMO Compliant Locks

Lately, we have been fitting numerous thumbturn locks to comply with new Council regulations. The new regulation being enforced means locks using a traditional/mortice type 5 lever key are no longer acceptable. These locks are to be replaced with ones that use a thumbturn to open the door and not a key – to allow

Fixing Problems With Yale Locks In Edinburgh

One of the common calls we get is “my Yale key turns a little bit then stops” it is, however, unusual to get 4 of these calls in a week as happened to us recently. A dropped snib can happen in 3 ways the button has become loose over time and by slamming the door