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Why use Thanet Locksmits? Because we are the best at what we do

Why use Thanet Locksmiths 24/7?

* No vat.

* Local to you, live and work in Thanet.

* 24/7 emergency service.

* The engineer that you speak to over the phone is the one that visits you.

* Experience and trained.

* Fully insured.

* DBS/CRB checked.

* Insurance approved.

* Honest & trustworthy.

* 95% Non-destructive entry.

* All work guaranteed.

* No negative reviews.

* Uniformed staff.

Thanet Locksmiths Margate 24/7 are your local 24 hour emergency locksmiths in Margate that are regularly CRB/DBS checked and used by Kent local Police along with insurance companies across Thanet and surrounding areas. We offer a guaranteed, trusted and specialist service that will never compromise on quality of service. Thanet locksmiths Margate 24/7 are highly trained serving both domestic and commercial clients. covering the complete Thanet area including these post codes:- CT7 Birchington area - CT8 Westgate area - CT9 Margate area - CT10 Broadstairs area - CT11 & CT12 Ramsgate area.


Whether you have snapped your key off in the lock, left your keys indoors, lost your keys or you just have simply locked yourself out !!!
What ever your problem be sure that Thanet Locksmiths Margate are here to help you 24hrs a day 7 days a week throughout the year.

With years of experience within the locksmith & security trade and by being trained by the very best we have now become the best in our field for the Margate area. When we say emergency locksmith we really mean it, whatever the time you call be assured that being a local locksmith that lives Margate we can be there promptly in your hour of need.

Lock Changes

We can change your locks upon request for whatever your reason. We quite often change locks for couples who have split up, so please do not feel embarrassed to ask, we are very discreet and will be in and out of your property with minimum disruption. Likewise also recommend that you should change your locks on every property move, as you never know who has the spare keys.

Gaining Entry

We are very trained in the latest non-destructive entry techniques to get you back into your property as fast as possible without causing any damage to your door. We have a fixed price so that the price we quote you over the phone is the price that you pay us, provided of course that the information you have given us is correct. Furthermore offer a 24/7 locksmith service, and we will also gain entry for other locksmiths should they ask us to.

Key safes

We supply and fit key safes and can also decode your existing key safe should you have forgotten your old code and then re code it for you. We will always recommend that you have a key safe installed as most of our work comes from people that have forgotten to take their keys with them.

Faulty Lock

From time to time a lock will go faulty; this can be for a number of reasons like a badly cut spare key, using WD40 on your lock, salt corrosion, badly installed lock or simply wear and tear due to age. Whatever the reason Thanet Locksmiths Margate can either repair your existing lock or replace it with new.

Destructive Entry

On the odd occasion destructive entry is used, this is only used as a last resort when all other entry methods have proven to be unsuccessful. Usually the lock will need to be replaced after a destructive entry has been made. Destructive entry will not be attempted unless we have full permission to do so as this will mean an extra charge to replace and fit new locks.

Lost keys

We have all done it from time to time and that is to mislay or even lose your keys. We can usually gain entry back into your property non-destructively if you have just forgot your keys, but if you have lost them and have no idea where they might be, I would always recommend that you replace the locks simply for Pease of mind.

Snapped key

Believe it or not most keys are made from brass which is a soft but durable metal, and keys over time do snap. This is mainly due to haste as you try to turn the key before it is fully inserted, and then it snaps in the lock, and you now find yourself being locked out. Don’t worry we can remove the broken key for you and gain entry back in to your property.

Thanet Locksmiths Margate provide a 24/7 locksmith services throughout Thanet for both domestic and commercial clients. We also provide a prompt, professional and friendly service. When it comes to installing the locks on your property or place of work you need to be 100% sure you can trust the person doing the job.

We take all our reviews very seriously this is why we have a dedicated review page for you to publish your reviews on, whether they are good or bad and will always try our very best to respond to them. We also look forward to any suggestions that you may have to either improve our website or our service.
24 Hour Emergency Locksmith

Call Thanet Locksmiths on 07971 849358 if you are locked out

No Fix - No Fee
In the unlikely event that we can not get you back into your property or resolve your problem, we will not charge you for our time or our efforts (Residential only)

No VAT
Because we are only a small local company we do not charge VAT, making your bill at least 20% cheaper than other companies. The price that we quote you is the price that you pay.


No call-out charges
We do not have a call-out charge for an emergency call-out, this applies to residential properties only, all Air B&B or holiday let's have a call out fee of £120.00 payable in advance to our bank account before we will respond and any parts if needed will be added when the job has been completed.


Local Business
We are local to Thanet, so there are no call centres or middle men nor do we have any contractors or sub contractors, the engineer that you speak to on the phone is the one that will see you.

No Hourly Rates
We do not charge by the hour, we charge by the job quoted, so it doesn't matter weather we take less than a minute or 2 hours to open your door the price will be the same.


Reputation
Our reputation is second to none, we are renowned for our honesty and our reviews speak for themselves.

 

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Thanet Locksmiths 24/7 are independent security advisors for the domestic home, small business owner or commercial user. We offer a personal and professional service for those of you who want to assess or are concerned about there existing security around the home or place of work.

Our unique service is catered around you. We visit every home, office or place of work individually and assess each property for security vulnerabilities. After our assessment we will talk to you about our findings and advise you on what we think are your security weaknesses and what can be done to improve your security and what will deter a potential burglar from entering your property.


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Vulnerability Assessments

A vulnerability assessment or a NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) is a visual appraisal of your existing security that you already have in place. We will conduct a visual inspection of your existing security, your property and the surrounding perimeter, we will then finish by asking some rudimentary questions that will help us gauge your understanding of security and your needs and then advise on those needs.

Physical Penetration Testing

A physical penetration test is a full physical test as well as a visual appraisal of your existing physical security, this will include testing your physical security controls, whether it be electronic controls, locks, alarms, perimeter defences or manned guarding. This type of testing is generally only conducted on commercial type premises. A physical test will comprise multiple tests on your existing security systems for weaknesses or vulnerabilities. Our objective is to attempt to break in to your property like a real intruder would (but without the damage) and test every layer of physical security that you have within that property, we will also carry out social engineering tests to find the human weakness within your security and on completion give you a full easy to understand report on our findings and recommendations for you to upgrade your security to be more efficient, our assessment will also include basic anti-terrorist awareness on your staff.

For maximum effectiveness our tests should be as realistic as possible. This means the fewer people in your organization to know the better. Typically, the test will be authorized in writing by someone at Director level within your company, this way should we get caught by your security staff or the police we have a get out of jail free card.

Why Test?

Companies invest large amounts of money in physical security controls, because they want to keep what they have safe. But how can you be sure that these controls are working effectively and that they’re preventing unauthorized access? Physical Penetration Testing will provide a valuable insight into your companies security posture and allow you to address vulnerabilities before these can be exploited by real intruders.

Key benefits:

Conducting Physical Penetration Testing will go a long way to ensuring that your companies physical security profile is as robust as possible.

Burglary statics

1) Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures.

2) Burglars tend to avoid homes with security deterrents.

3) Most break-ins happen during daylight hours not at nighttime, because most people are out.

4) The typical burglar lives within two miles of the target home. Because they live close, it’s easy for them to learn your family’s daily schedule.

5) Most criminals can burgle a home in less than ten minutes.

6) 34% of burglars enter through the front door.

7) Someone is in the home for 2 out of 10 burglaries.

8) 25% of people who have been burgled do not have home insurance.

9) 24% of homes burgled were detached houses.

10) 22% of burglars enter through the back door.

Types of burglars

From our point of view there are only three types of burglars, the professional the organized burglar and the opportunist burglar.

The opportunist is a type of burglar that does not plan ahead. This thief will look for quick and easy access, like an empty house or somewhere with a window or a door left open, they just happen to be in the right place at the right time. They will take full advantage of your trust or your forgetfulness. These types of burglars are very unpredictable and can be hostile or aggressive, and often have a drug habit. They are not afraid to smash a window or kick down a door and will do what ever damage they need to, to gain access to your property, once inside they will steel what ever they can find in the immediate area and will then sell for next to nothing to satisfy their drug habit. In our opinion the opportunist burglar are possibly the worst type as the damage they cause will cost you more than what they steal.

The organized burglar is in between the opportunist and the professional, they will plan their burglaries before committing one. They have connections to sell what they steal and often study their victims thoroughly before attacking their home or place of work. They will memorize a family’s or employees habits, like when they come and go to work or school times, they might even follow you to the shops to see what you buy, especially when the shops have sales or at Christmastime. This type of burglar does not want to get caught, and good security measures will deter them.

The professional, this type of burglar is probably the most experienced and the most successful. These burglars are specialized. After years of burgling homes and businesses, they will target specific high value items, like silver, gold, art work, paintings or information etc. They know what they want, and they know how to get around specific security systems. The Professional burglars do extensive research on the property or the people they are going to steal from, they will buy information and even carry out a vulnerability assessment. They plan for every possible event, this type of burglar will only attack high-end properties and commercial buildings.

Why homes get burgled

Homes typically get burgled through deliberation or opportunity and of late due to lack of common sense, busy people don't seem to have the time to check that all the windows and doors have been locked or children are happy to advertise the fact that they are going on holiday via social media. Trust us when we say that nothing can prepare you for the shock and surprise you get when you arrive home only to find out it has been burgled, you will never know what effect it will have on you until it happens to you. We have known people to move house rather than go back there because of the emotional stress, we have also known people not to do anything at all to their security only to get burgled again, we have also known people to go way overboard with security to reassure themselves to feel safe within their own home.
Do not think it will never happen to you either, it might, and do not become complacent because you have some security in place, this it is not enough to rely on alone. To have good security you and family members need to be observant too, look out for strange people in the area or cars out of place. It really doesn't hurt to become a little paranoid either, don't become habitual vary your routines and routes to and from work, do what you need to protect your home at all times, and remember prevention is always better than cure.
This is where we come in, we will give you the advice you need to help you understand how to make you home of place of work more secure without spending a fortune.


Why businesses get burgled

Any Business or commercial premises that employ staff, depending on there size of business get attacked for two reasons

1) Not enough money spent on security.

2) Not enough time spent with staff on how to use security.

This may sound fairly obvious but think about it, I have seen a small local chemist been broken into many times because they are too tight to invest in security, also I have seen large businesses get burgled because there staff are vulnerable to social engineering attacks or there RFID access cards are left lying around to be scanned and copied for misuse at a later date. Any security system employed is only as strong as its weakest user. All staff members including the tea lady if people still have them should be trained or at the very least be made aware that anything at all suspicious or out of place should be reported to their supervisor and then followed up and not just ignored. Security for your business should be a priority and should be rehearsed just like your fire drills. Locks on doors, C.C.T.V and alarms systems just don't cut it any more. Train your staff and improve your security or your complacency with what you have maybe your downfall.

Disclaimer

Our advice should you take it, is to make your home or workplace more secure and hopefully will deter any potential break-ins, however there are no guarantees, if a burglar really wants to get in they will, all we can do is offer our knowledge and advice to make your home or place of work much harder to break into.

In the event that your home or place of work is broken into after taking our advice we at Thanet locksmiths and its members, staff, legal advisers, partners and consultants, agents and any person associated therewith cannot be held liable for any loss or damage that is incurred or may be incurred by any person as a direct or indirect result of the use of this website or any advice given to you on our consultations, by employing us you are agreeing to the above statement.

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